FCBikes Momentum E-newsletter
Bike Autumn Events
Walk and Wheel Skills Hub Ribbon Cutting and Celebration | Wednesday, August 30, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. at 1600 West Drake Road | Join us for the official ribbon cutting at our new Walk and Wheel Skills Hub. The Hub is a community bicycling and walking skills course designed to help people of all ages feel comfortable navigating Fort Collins on two wheels and on foot. At the ribbon cutting celebration we'll have food trucks, music, prizes, remarks from city leaders and you can try out the new course! Ribbon cutting at 5:30 P.M.
FC Rides Series | Join Bicycle Ambassadors for fun rides in select areas of town to enjoy fall foliage, experience new bicycle infrastructure and build community. Each ride will feature a different route to explore various Fort Collins neighborhoods.
Register for the rides below by clicking on the date for the ride you want to join or by calling 970-221-6987.
- Friday, September 8, 5:30 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. | Meet at Lee Martinez Park, 600 N. Sherwood St., east lot via Sherwood St.
- Friday, September 22, 5:30 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. | Meet at Greenbriar Park, 730 E. Willox Ln.
- Friday, October 13, 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. | Meet at Cottonwood Glen Park, 3047 S. Overland Tr., via W. Drake Rd.
- Friday October 27, 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. | Meet at City Park, at tennis courts south of 1506 W. Oak St.
Open Streets | Sunday, September 17, 10:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m. | Come Ride the Route! Clearview Ave., Springfield Dr., and Pitkin St. including Overland Park and Avery Park to CSU will be temporarily close to motorized traffic and open to the public to bike, walk, roller skate or play. For more information visit fcgov.com/openstreets.
Bike Autumn Classes
Enjoy the beauty of autumn and prepare for the colder months with educational offerings from the FC Bikes Bicycle Ambassador Program.
Register for the classes below by clicking on the date you want to attend or by calling 970-221-6987.
Adult Learn to Ride (4-part class) | Tuesdays, September 5-26, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM | It's never too late to learn to ride a bike! Using a safe, easy and effective method, learn to balance, pedal, start, stop and steer. Participants will also learn how to fit and wear a helmet. Bikes and helmets required and can be provided. Call 970-221-6987 to request a bike and/or a helmet.
Smart Cycling: Road Rules | Wednesday, September 20, 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM || Thursday, October 19, 4:30 PM - 8:00 PM | This fun course is for beginning and seasoned cyclists alike and helps you gain confidence to ride safely and legally in urban environments. You’ll learn the rules of the road for cyclists, how to conduct bicycle safety checks and how to fit and wear a helmet properly. Note: This is a lecture-style class and bikes are not required.
Smart Cycling: Road Skills | Saturday, September 23, 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM || Saturday, October 21, 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM | In this on-bike class you will learn on-bike handling skills and build confidence for riding with traffic on roads and trails. Practice on-bike skills in a parking lot and then apply them during a ride on city streets and paved trails. Ages 14+. Bikes and helmets required and can be provided if needed. Call 970-221-6987 to request a bike and/or helmet.
Bicycle Friendly Driver Certification Course | Wednesday, September 13, 10:00 AM -11:30 AM || Thursday, October 12, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM || Friday, November 3, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM | Do you ever wonder how to safely navigate the road when cyclists are present? In this presentation we will 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 for successful completion of the course.
Walk & Wheel Skills Hub Drop-In Sessions | Thursday, September 7, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM || Thursday, October 5, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM | Stop by the new Walk & Wheel Skills Hub to learn and play. Ambassadors will be available to teach you road safety skills for walking and biking, show you how to use the Skills Hub and answer your questions. This is an open-house style event. Come for the whole time or just part of the time. Registration NOT required, but recommended so you can receive updates about the activity.
Cycling in Winter | Tuesday, November 7, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM | 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.
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 Jamie Gaskill-Fox at amdhc2tpbGwtZm94QGZjZ292LmNvbQ== or at 970-221-6987.