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FC Bikes

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Dept Head: Tessa Greegor
  •   9am-noon, 1-4pm (M-Thu, closed on Fridays and holidays)

Bike Autumn

Shift Your Ride This Autumn

Shift Your Ride This Autumn
 

This September, we want you to Shift Your Ride!

Why Shift Your Ride? By making simple choices about how we move around, we can save money and save time and shift extra time and money to activities that really matter to us, like spending time with our family, clean air and crisp mountain views, or getting and staying fit. Save money by fueling up a car less often. Save time by getting exercise while you commute instead of spending free time exercising. Shift to what matters most to you.

Shifting your ride can be easy! There are many ways to get around Fort Collins without using a car, even if you have extra errands to run. We've compiled several resources on this page to help you get out of your car and actually enjoy your transportation options. Check our our Shift Your Ride website for details.

Events


Light Up the Night - Bike Light Giveaway

November 5th, 2020 4:30pm at Northside Aztlan Community Center

Did you know that front lights are required on bicycles at night? Are you in need of a light? Stop by one of our “Light Up the Night” events to receive important cycling related information and a free light to keep you riding bright (while supplies last). Registration not required. Just stop by anytime during the event. Light Up the Night table will be located in the LOBBY OF NORTHSIDE AZTLAN.

Classes


Smart Cycling: Road Rules

October 20th, 2020 6:00pm at On-Line

Learn how to ride safely and legally in traffic or on trails. Discuss rules of the road related to cycling, how to conduct bicycle safety checks, bike fit and types, how to fit and wear a helmet and more! Note: this is a lecture style class. Bikes not required.


Smart Cycling Road Skills

October 24th, 2020 9:00am at Walk and Wheel Skills Hub, 1600 W Drake Rd

Smart Cycling is a course for moderately experienced, returning and seasoned cyclists alike that will give you the confidence to ride safely and legally in traffic or on the trail. You will learn how to conduct bicycle safety checks, on-bike handling skills and crash avoidance techniques. The class consists of approximately 6 hours of bike handling skills practice and a ride on city streets and trials. We recommended this class for adults and youth above age 14 (ages 12-14 can be accepted upon instructor approval). Participants should be prepared to ride their bicycle as there is a riding portion to this class. A helmet and bicycle in good working condition are required. A water bottle is recommended.


Bicycle Friendly Driver

October 29th, 2020 5:15pm at On-Line

Discuss traffic safety laws and responsibilities for both cyclists and motorists, shared responsibilities, and how to avoid crashes or conflicts. Earn a Bicycle Friendly Driver certification upon completion of the course.


Cycling in Winter

November 5th, 2020 5:15pm at On-Line

Interested in riding year-round, but not sure how to prepare for the colder season? Learn tips and techniques to help you ride safely, confidently, and comfortably. Topics include what to wear, what to ride, safe winter bike handling, route selection, and winter bike maintenance.


Bicycle Friendly Driver

November 12th, 2020 5:15pm at On-Line

Discuss traffic safety laws and responsibilities for both cyclists and motorists, shared responsibilities, and how to avoid crashes or conflicts. Earn a Bicycle Friendly Driver certification upon completion of the course.


Smart Cycling Road Skills

November 15th, 2020 9:00am at Walk and Wheel Skills Hub, 1600 W Drake Rd

Smart Cycling is a course for moderately experienced, returning and seasoned cyclists alike that will give you the confidence to ride safely and legally in traffic or on the trail. You will learn how to conduct bicycle safety checks, on-bike handling skills and crash avoidance techniques. The class consists of approximately 6 hours of bike handling skills practice and a ride on city streets and trials. We recommended this class for adults and youth above age 14 (ages 12-14 can be accepted upon instructor approval). Participants should be prepared to ride their bicycle as there is a riding portion to this class. A helmet and bicycle in good working condition are required. A water bottle is recommended.


Bicycle Friendly Driver

November 17th, 2020 5:15pm at On-Line

Discuss traffic safety laws and responsibilities for both cyclists and motorists, shared responsibilities, and how to avoid crashes or conflicts. Earn a Bicycle Friendly Driver certification upon completion of the course.


Bike maintenance - 1

November 24th, 2020 12:00pm at On-Line

Get a free patch kit and tire levers when you attend this clinic! Topics in this clinic – How do you fix a flat tire or change a tube? How much air do you put in? Reading tire and tube packaging/sizes. Patching your tubes, which is both a money saver and a good roadside skill. In this basics clinic, you will get hands-on experience with bicycles, parts, and tools to help you become a more comfortable bicycle owner and operator. Unlike an automobile, home bicycle maintenance can be much more approachable, and instructors are excited to pass on their experience to you! The clinic is intended to allow plenty of time for questions and hands-on experience(s). The target bike types for this workshop are the more traditional bicycles which you’d be likely to use for inexpensive transportation – rim brakes (not disc), non-electric, old mountain bikes, vintage bikes, and so on. Knowledge required before you attend: No requirements. What to Bring: 1. Your bike (optional) 2. Headlamp (optional, to provide better personal lighting) 3. Clothes that can get dirty and warm enough for a heated garage/warehouse 4. Reading glasses for seeing fine detail 5. Wear closed-toe shoes


Bike maintenance - 1

November 24th, 2020 5:30pm at On-Line

Topics in this clinic – Wheels and tires In this basics clinic, you will get hands-on experience with bicycles, parts, and tools to help you become a more comfortable bicycle owner and operator. Unlike an automobile, home bicycle maintenance can be much more approachable, and instructors are excited to pass on their experience to you! The clinic is intended to allow plenty of time for questions and hands-on experience(s). The target bike types for this workshop are the more traditional bicycles which you’d be likely to use for inexpensive transportation – rim brakes (not disc), non-electric, old mountain bikes, vintage bikes, and so on. Knowledge required before you attend: No requirements. What to Bring: 1. Your bike (optional) 2. Headlamp (optional, to provide better personal lighting) 3. Clothes that can get dirty and warm enough for a heated garage/warehouse 4. Reading glasses for seeing fine detail 5. Wear closed-toe shoes



Contact Us

For businesses interested in hosting a Bike to Work Day breakfast station in the future, please subscribe to our business email list (form at the top right of this page).

For more information on Winter Bike to Work Day, please contact Nick Heimann at bmhlaW1hbm5AZmNnb3YuY29t or at 970-416-2628.

For more information on bicycling class offerings, contact YmljeWNsaW5nQGZjZ292LmNvbQ== or at 970-416-2471.