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Bike Spring#

Bike to Work (or Wherever) Day 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. Other are happy to fine a scenic spot to comingle with a few other folks. The point is to get on your bike wherever you're headed that morning!

Visit our Bike to Work (or Wherever Day) website for more information. 

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Pledge to Shift Your Ride#

Pledge to Shift Your Ride

Dust off your bike, dig out your walking shoes, it's time to pledge to Shift Your Ride!

It takes the whole community to make progress on our ambitious climate action goals. We know that transportation is the second-largest producer of greenhouse gases in Fort Collins, so making small changes in how you move around the community can add up to a big impact. 

This spring, we hope you'll pledge to Shift Your Ride just one trip per week. For example, if you drive five times per week, try to shift one trip to bicycling, walking, transit, or carpooling to combine trips. 

In addition, Shifting Your Ride can earn you points towards eligibility to great prizes as part of the City's Earth Day Challenge. Learn more about the Earth Day Challenge here

Pledge to Shift Your Ride

Join The National Bike Challenge May 1 - September 30#

Two cyclists riding side by side

Help Fort Collins pedal to the top of the nation in the National Bike Challenge. Log into the National Bike Challenge website to get started tracking your rides and seeing how you, our city and our state measure up to the rest of the country.

Join the Challenge

Events


Bike Fix-it Bonanza

May 8th, 2021 10:00am


Bike Fix-it Bonanza

May 8th, 2021 10:00am

Classes


Everyday Cycling

April 22nd, 2021 6:00pm at On-Line

Whether you are traveling to work, running errands or traveling to visit friends you can Go By Bike! In this presentation we will discuss the benefits of using a bike for transportation and show you how to make it possible. Join us to learn what to ride, what to wear, what to carry, how to carry your stuff, route selection and safety techniques. We will also provide information about local classes, events and other cycling-related resources.


Bicycle Friendly Driver

May 4th, 2021 6:00pm at On-Line

During this online class we'll discuss traffic safety laws and responsibilities for both cyclists and motorists, shared responsibilities, and how to avoid crashes or conflicts. This class addresses: - Why sharing the road is the safest alternative for both motorists and bicyclists - What's legal and what's not legal, for both motorists and bicyclists - Common crashes and how to avoid them - Why bicyclists "take the lane" and what motorists should do in response - How to navigate bicycle related infrastructure such as: sharrows, bike boxes, and green lanes Earn a Bicycle Friendly Driver certification upon completion of the course.


Everyday Cycling

May 11th, 2021 6:00pm at On-Line

Whether you are traveling to work, running errands or traveling to visit friends you can Go By Bike! In this presentation we will discuss the benefits of using a bike for transportation and show you how to make it possible. Join us to learn what to ride, what to wear, what to carry, how to carry your stuff, route selection and safety techniques. We will also provide information about local classes, events and other cycling-related resources. Free patch kits are available to students who attend this class (instructor will provide instructions on delivery of patch kits post class)


Bike Maintenance - 1

May 18th, 2021 5:30pm at Washington Park

This class will be in-person, located at Washington Park. This is dependent on the weather and Covid restrictions. Students are encouraged to bring their own bicycle, but it is not required. The instructor will be reaching out prior to the class with details. In this intro to bicycle mechanics class we will focus on maintenance that can easily be done at home to keep your bike happy. We will cover the following topics: 1. Basic Bike Anatomy- review and learn all the basic parts of a bicycle. 2. Standard tools for at home repairs- we've come up with a top 10 list of tools needed to work on your bike at home. 3. Fix a flat- this is the #1 at home repair. Learn how to fix a flat for your bike, either tubed or tubeless, or offer tips for your fellow students if you have a tried and true method. 4. Drivetrain maintenance - cleaning your bike, lubrication, chain wear. We will also have time set aside to talk about your experiences and answer any questions you have. Students that complete the class will receive a free patch kit and tire levers!


Bike Maintenance - 2

May 25th, 2021 5:30pm at Washington Park

This class will be in-person, located at Washington Park. This is dependent on the weather and Covid restrictions. Students are encouraged to bring their own bicycle, but it is not required. The instructor will be reaching out prior to the class with details. In this second part intro to bicycle mechanics class we will focus on taking maintenance up a notch. Everything covered can easily be done at home to keep your bike happy. If this is your first time trying out at home maintenance on a bicycle, we recommend you take the Maintenance 1 class first. There we cover foundational topics like fix a flat. We will cover the following topics as time allows: 1. Cables and housing- a basic overview 2. Barrel adjusters- use to improve performance for braking and shifting 3. What's that sound?- a basic diagnosis of problems Students that complete the class will receive free tire levers or patch kit.



Contact Us#

For more information on Bike Spring special events, contact Nick Heimann at nheimann@fcgov.com or at 970-416-2628.

For more information on bicycling class offerings, contact bicycling@fcgov.com or at 970-416-2471.