Thank you, Fort Collins, for a fantastic Bike to Work (or Wherever) Day. A special thanks to our 100+ local businesses and organizations that served as station hosts, hosting free breakfast and afternoon treats at over 50 stations on June 23, 2021.
Bike to Work (or Wherever) Day 2021#
Every June, Colorado celebrates Bike Month and here in Fort Collins, we love anything that highlights and promotes people who ride bicycles. In 2021, we're back on track with Bike to Work (or Wherever) Day, planned for Wednesday, June 23, 2021.
What is Bike to Work (or Wherever) Day? Some have described it as "Fort Collins' best holiday". Others love the celebration of people who ride bicycles. Some hosts want to contribute to our Platinum-designated bicycle culture and community. During BT(W)D, community members are encouraged to travel by bike wherever they're headed, be it work, errands, to drop kids to daycare, or just for fun. Participants who ditch the car in favor of a bicycle can find free breakfast located all around Fort Collins. Some participants try to hit as many stations as possible. Others are happy to find a scenic spot to comingle with a few other folks. The point is to get on your bike wherever you're headed that morning!
Check back periodically for the most up to date information, including our Call for Station Hosts and Station Host Resources, public health guidance, and more.
BT(W)D Station Map is here!#
Our official Breakfast Station Map for Bike to Work (or Wherever) Day on June 23, 2021, is ready for you! Check it out.
You can also download a PDF version of our Breakfast Station Map.
This year, we have 51 stations planning to pop up all around Fort Collins, including three stations planning to host afternoon snacks from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Breakfast will be available until gone between 6:30 and 9:30 a.m.
Schedule of Events#
Bike to Work (or Wherever) Day: Wednesday, June 23, 2021
Free breakfast for bicyclists: 6:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. all around Fort Collins. Check out our official Breakfast Station Map.
- Free COVID-19 vaccines available at our FC Moves station, co-hosted by Health District of Northern Larimer County and Homeward Alliance, at Conifer St. and Blue Spruce Dr. 6:30-9:30 a.m.
Afternoon Stations: From 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., stop by these Afternoon Stations for an after work (or wherever) refreshment:
- 3924 Bingham Hill Rd. hosted by Blendings at Hillside Vineyard.
- Spring Creek Trail at Gardens on Spring Creek, hosted by Gnar Runners, Green Events, and Fort Collins Running Club.
- 428 Maple St., hosted by RC Auto Detail, Kennedy Automotive, RE/MAX, and Pride Roofing & Construction.
Restrictive Dietary Needs#
Looking for a Bike to Work (or Wherever) Day station that is planning to serve foods to meet your dietary needs? Check out these stations:
- Gluten free: S. Mason St. and W. Myrtle St. hosted by First Presbyterian Church.
- Gluten free, vegan: Spring Creek Trail at Gardens on Spring Creek hosted by Gnar Runners, Green Events, Fort Collins Running Club, Runners Roost, and Rocky Mountain Multisport.
Calling all Station Hosts!#
Our call for Station Hosts has ended. For information about future participation, contact Nick Heimann, Active Modes Specialist, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Station Hosts are local businesses and organizations that provide free breakfast to bicyclists on Wednesday morning, June 23. Station Hosts propose an outdoor, public location to pop-up and provide breakfast, swag, and camaraderie for Fort Collins bicyclists.
Station Hosts agree to cohesive guidelines outlined in our Station Host Toolkit. Hosts may also partner with other organizations to help share breakfast costs and spread work loads among other groups. The City provides marketing materials and coordinates the overall event.
Check out our Station Host Toolkit, and when you're ready, sign up to host!
Internal Celebrations Toolkit#
Maybe hosting a Bike to Work (or Wherever) Day breakfast station just isn't in the cards for your organization this year. Budgets may have been impacted, or there may still be concerns about how safe it is to interact in-person.
Check out our Celebration Toolkit for ideas of how you can modify you Bike to Work (or Wherever) Day celebrations and tailor them for a more intimate engagement for just neighbors or employee-only celebrations. We want our community to have several options to get back to community engagement at their own pace.
Resources to Get You Riding#
Whether you're riding for exercise, to the grocery store, library, neighborhood park, or just getting some fresh air in our beautiful city, get out there and ride! If the trails become crowded, consider using one of many low-stress on-street bikeways. Learn more about on-street bikeways here.
If you're interested in riding more, but have questions or concerns, let us help you. Check out our online resources or email us to help you choose routes, tips for safe and legal cycling, clothing ideas, or how to efficiently use your bike for multiple errands.
For families, we also have online resources from our Safe Routes to School program available here. We have resources for all school ages, including elementary, middle school, and high school aged youth.
Check out our Shift Your Ride webpage for even more information on mobility options beyond the automobile!
May-September: National Bike Challenge#
From May through September, Love to Ride is hosting the 2020 edition of the National Bike Challenge. Bicycling is a great form of exercise and transportation. Sign up now and spread the word! The National Bike Challenge is a great place to track you mileage, start some friendly competition between friends, neighbors, and colleagues, plus you have a chance to win prizes.
Participating is easy! Visit Love to Ride's National Bike Challenge website, sign up and provide some basic details on where you live or work. Once your profile is set up, look to connect with colleagues by creating a Workplace Team, or simply see how your mileage stacks up against other Fort Collins community members or how Colorado is fairing against other states.