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National Bike Challenge | May 1 through September 30 | Help Fort Collins take the lead! The National Bike Challenge is a great way to log miles you ride all summer long, whether for recreation or transportation. Join a workplace team, or simply represent Fort Collins. Sign up to start, and get riding!

Open Streets | Sunday, June 4, 10am-3pm, Constitution & Dunbar | Sunday, September 17, 10am-3pm, Clearview, Springfield & Pitkin |Come Ride the Route! This car-free and family-friendly event encourages social and physical health by temporarily closing the street to cars and opening to everyone to bike, walk, play, and socialize. Connect with local business through fun and games, and check out our schedule for live music, classes, and demonstrations. More information our Open Streets website

30th Annual Bike to Work Day | Wednesday, June 28, 6:30am-9:30am | Ride your bike to work and get free breakfast! Join follow cyclists in a celebration of riding to work. More than 40 breakfast stations will be located all around Fort Collins. Station map is coming soon. In exchange for free breakfast, take our online survey for a chance to win awesome prizes donated by many of our generous Bike to Work Day station hosts. Join us every fourth Wednesday in June and second Wednesday in December for Bike to Work Day events. Winter Bike to Work Day will be Wednesday, December 13, 2017.

FC Rides Series | Join Bicycle Ambassadors for slow-paced, family-friendly rides to explore different parts of the city and new bike infrastructure. Rides are about 5 miles long. Register with the Recreator

  • Friday, June 2, 5:15pm-6:30pm, meet at Spring Park, 2100 Matthews St.
  • Friday, June 16, 5:15pm-6:30pm, meet at Kruse Elementary, 4400 McMurry, Ave.
  • Saturday, July 8, 10:00am-11:15am, meet at Bennett Elementary, 1125 Bennett Rd.

Walk and Wheel Skills Hub Grand Opening | Wednesday, August 30, 4:00pm-7:00pm, 1600 W. Drake Rd. | Celebrate the opening of the Walk and Wheel Skills Hub, a training course for people of all ages and abilities. Enjoy festivities and try out the course on foot or by bike. No registration necessary.

Summer Bicycling Classes

Register for classes online via the links below or by calling 970-221-6683. Check out our Bike Autumn course offerings.

Bicycle Friendly Driver Certification Course | Thursday, June 15, 5:00pm-6:30pm, 281 N. College Ave. | Monday, July 10, 4:00pm-5:30pm, 281 N. College Ave. | Wednesday, August 30, 6:00pm-7:30pm, Poudre Valley Hospital, Indian Paintbrush Room Our newest class! 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. Register with the Recreator

Smart Cycling: Road Rules | Thursday, June 8, 5:30pm-9:00pm, 281 N. College Ave. | Tuesday, July 18, 5:30pm-9:00pm, 1601 W. Drake Rd., Room 204 | Learn how to ride safely and legally in traffic or on trails. Discuss rule sof the road related to cycling, how to conduct bicycle safety checks, and how to fit and wear a helmet. Register with the Recreator

Smart Cycling: Road Skills | Saturday, June 10, 8:30am-1:00pm, Westbridge Medical Suites | Thursday, July 20, 5:30pm-9:00pm, 1601 W. Drake Rd., Room 204 | 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. Register with the Recreator

Learn to Ride for Adults | Wednesdays from July 5 through July 26, 5:00pm-6:30pm, 220 N. Howes St. Suite B | It's never too late to learn to ride a bike! Using a safe and effective method, adults will learn to ride a bicycle, including starting, stopping, pedaling, and how to properly fit a helmet. Check back for future seasonal course offerings! Register with the Recreator

Bike & Burritos | Monday, June 19, 7:30pm-9:30pm, Lee's Cyclery at 931 E. Harmony Rd. | Get ready to roll in time for Bike to Work Day with FC Bikes and Lee's Cyclery. Enjoy burritos and learn how to use a bike for everyday transportation. Also, check out gear to make trips comfortable, convenient, and fun. Register with the Recreator