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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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Shift Your Ride This Summer#

Shift Your Ride This Summer

This summer, 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 out our Shift Your Ride website for details.

Shift Your Ride

Events

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Classes


Bike Maintenance - 2

July 6th, 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.


Bicycle Friendly Driver

July 13th, 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. Zoom link will be sent to the email students use to sign up.


Bike Maintenance - 1

July 20th, 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!


Smart Cycling: Road Rules

July 22nd, 2021 5:30pm at 222 Laporte Ave

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 and how to fit and wear a helmet. Note: this is a lecture style class. Bikes not required.


Smart Cycling: Road Rules

August 3rd, 2021 5:30pm at 222 Laporte Ave

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 and how to fit and wear a helmet. Note: this is a lecture style class. Bikes not required.



June is Bike Month!#

June is Bike Month!

Every June, Colorado celebrates Bike Month and here in Fort Collins, we love anything that highlights and promotes people who ride bicycles

While Bike to Work Day in 2020 will be quite different and postponed until September, we still encourage you to use bicycling as a regular form of transportation in throughout June.

Check out additional resources to help you take celebrate Bike Month, from discovering a new bikeway to use to learning about new infrastructure and brushing up on safety tips.

Learn more about bicycling resources

May-September: National Bike Challenge#

Bike Month is a great time to sign up for the National Bike Challenge. Join thousands of people across the nation as they log miles on their bicycles: it is a free and easy way to challenge yourself, colleagues and the greater community to ride more. Users compete on a local, state and national level.

Contact Us#

Nick Heimann

Active Modes Specialist
nheimann@fcgov.com
970-416-2628

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