Brighten the Night FREE Bike Light & Light Bulb Giveaway#
The time change is happening soon, and the days are getting shorter. Now is a great time to make sure you're visible while riding during low light times. People riding bikes are required by law to have a white front light and red rear reflector - a red rear light is even better!
Wednesday, November 1, from 4:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., FC Moves will be handing free bike light sets, and reflective shoelaces and zipper pulls. New for this year, Fort Collins Utilities will also be on hand giving out free LED lightbulbs and talking about affordability programs and making your home more efficient!
There are two locations to choose from:
- Lee Martinez Park: in the parking lot
- Walk and Wheel Skills Hub: 1600 W Drake Rd., accessible via the Spring Creek Trail and Drake Rd.
Stop by anytime during the event! We'll be out as long as supplies last.
First Painted Curb Extensions at Roosevelt and Maple!#
Many thanks to everyone who came out on Sunday, July 9th to assist with the installation of our city's FIRST painted curb extensions! Asphalt art is a tangible example of the power of community. Together we installed a traffic calming, art installation in a single day. Not only are painted curb extensions an effective traffic calming application, the participatory nature of these projects enriches our lives by strengthening the fabric of community. Coupling curb extensions with plastic delineator posts and asphalt art we expect to see a reduction in vehicular speeds and vulnerable road user conflicts at this intersection. These results will be tracked and reported once post installation data has been gathered. Check back here for more information about future installations and thank you again for your support!
Follow the link below to learn more about the Asphalt Art program and mural locations.
You're the Shift!#
We want you to Shift Your Ride! FC Moves and the North Front Range Metropolitan Planning Organization have partnered to create Shift Your Ride Summer Challenge. Make the pledge June 1st to August 31st, 2023 and become eligible to receive a $50 visa gift card as well as other giveaways!
Online classes & learn from home resources#
For many of us, bicycling is an essential form of transportation and recreation. Here are some educational resources you can access from home to help you keep riding safely.
Active Modes Plan#
FC Moves is beginning the process of updating our 2014 Bicycle Master Plan and 2011 Pedestrian Plan into a single unified plan we're calling our Active Modes Plan. We are starting with our Visioning Phase where we will engage the Fort Collins community to better understand what you think walking and bicycling should look like in Fort Collins in 10 years. Then, we'll begin to understand the existing conditions in the community to help us build the Active Modes Plan.
Visit our Active Modes Plan page for more information, and check back often as new information will be added all the time.
E-bikes on Fort Collins paved trails#
Since 2021, following a one-year pilot program, Class 1 and Class 2 e-bikes (bicycles with an electric motor with a top speed of 20 miles per hour) are allowed on paved trails in Fort Collins. All other e-devices or motorized devices (such as e-scooters and e-skateboards) are not allowed to be operated on the City's Parks and Natural Areas trails.
We would like to know if you've experienced a near-miss or a safety concern related to electric assist bicycles or other e-devices on Fort Collins' paved trails. Please use the link below to submit this information using Access Fort Collins. If you have been involved in a crash or if this is an emergency, please contact Fort Collins Police Services. If it is an emergency, please call 911.
Introducing Bikeway Bingo#
Looking for something fun and active this summer? Explore and learn about Fort Collins’ family-friendly bikeways, parks, natural areas, neighborhoods, and public art using a series of 5 Fort Collins Bikeway Bingo Challenges. Complete all 5 and you’ll be able to expertly navigate Fort Collins’ extensive bikeway network! For tips, route maps, and bicycling resources before your roll, check out the rest of our website.
Low-stress Bike Network Guide#
Bicycling is a great form of exercise and recreation that can be done while maintaining safe social distances and adhering to local health guidelines regarding COVID-19. As Fort Collins' paved and soft-surface trails experience increased use during this time, we encourage you to explore other great on-street bike routes near your home. Fort Collins is a Platinum-rated Bicycle Friendly Community and maintains more than 200 miles of dedicated bike lanes and 50 miles of marked or signed bike routes .
There are ample opportunities for you to walk and bike along comfortable low-stress streets close to home. What’s more, traffic volumes are down, offering even more incentive for you to explore our great on-street bike networks.
Remington Bike Counter#
Have you biked by the Remington Bike Counter along the Remington Bikeway (between Lake and Pitkin)? Check out the data from the counter using this public counter webpage.
Downtown Dismount Zone Expansion#
In October 2019, the Downtown Dismount Zone was expanded after 10 years. What's changed? In addition to the existing dismount zone, the following streets have been added:
- N. College Ave. north from Laporte Ave. to Maple St./Jefferson St.
- Pine St. north from Walnut St. to Jefferson St.
- Linden St. north from Jefferson St. to the Poudre River Trail.
- Laporte Ave. west from N. College Ave. west to N. Mason St. (on the south side of the street)/Downtown Transit Center (on the north side of the street).
Pavement markings and signage are now in place. Please dismount from bicycles, scooters, skateboards, and other non-motorized/micromobility devices when on the sidewalk in these areas (ADA exempt). Refer to our Bike Map for nearby on-street infrastructure.
Borrow our Bicycle Ambassadors
Get your business, organization, scout troop, HOA members or any other group pedaling! Members of our Bicycle Ambassador team will provide your group with customized programming to fit your needs. Examples include:
- Classes (classroom style or on-bike)
- E-bike demos
- Bike rodeos
- Safety presentations
Bike Buddy Program
Need help in learning the ins and outs of bicycle commuting? Whatever your situation, a BIKE BUDDY can help get you bicycling to work, school or wherever you’re heading.
The program matches you with a trained Bicycle Ambassador who can help with:
- Selecting a comfortable route
- Riding safely in traffic
- Fixing a flat tire or other basic bike maintenance
- Choosing gear for your commute and more!
Take a Bicycling Class
FC Bikes offers classes to the general public to encourage people to ride their bikes safely and confidently. Classes include:
- Smart Cycling (formerly Traffic Skills 101)
- Learn to Ride for Adults
- Bicycle Friendly Driver
- Bicycle Traffic Citation Course
- And many others, including seasonal classes and classes for women!
Ride Smart Drive Smart#
Ride Smart Drive Smart is an education, enforcement and encouragement initiative developed by FC Bikes in partnership with Fort Collins Police Services. The initiative is designed to educate both cyclists and motorists how to safely and lawfully share the roadways, encourage smart riding and driving behavior and enforce laws for safety.
Look for the Ride Smart Drive Smart van around town where we will be doing field education and events. Learn how to Ride Smart and Drive Smart in our free classes offered year round.
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Trail & Road Closure#
For the latest info, check out detours posted on the City's Trail System Status Page. Sign up to receive notifications regarding trails in your area. For on-street maintenance projects, check out the Street Maintenance Program's page. Cyclists should always adhere to construction closures and posted detours. These are put in place for your safety.