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Calling Winter Bike to Work Day Station Hosts
The changing of seasons means that Winter Bike to Work Day is right around the corner. Is your business or organization interested in hosting a free breakfast station for the 12th annual event on Wednesday, December 12, 2018? Getting involved is easy, and a great way to show your support for our vibrant bicycling culture in Fort Collins. To begin, review our 2018 Station Host Toolkit for responsibilities and expectations of station hosts, then sign up by October 31, 2018. Contact Nick Heimann, 970-416-2628, if you have questions.
December 6th, 2018 5:30pm at Edora Pool Ice Center EPIC
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 at the entrance lobby of EPIC.
December 15th, 2018 5:30pm
Join the FC Bikes Bicycle Ambassadors for a tour of some of the best holiday lights in the city - by bike! Decorate your bike to add to the fun and enjoy hot drinks and treats after the tour. Note: Note: Bike and helmet required. Ride participants must be able to ride 4-5 miles round-trip or be in a carrier or on trail-a-bike. Starting location: Intersect Brewing, 2160 W Drake Rd A1, Fort Collins, CO 80526 NOTE: If you haven't been there before, Intersect is west of Josephs Hardware and Safeway or across from Little Bear's Child Care at 2551 Hampshire Rd. All ages welcome!
December 4th, 2018 3:30pm at 222 Laporte Ave
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.
December 6th, 2018 6:00pm at Edora Pool Ice Center EPIC
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. Class will be held in the Lounge at Northside Aztlan.
Winter Cycling Resources
Check out the resources below for more helpful tips and tricks to make your winter riding experience more comfortable and fun.
- City of Fort Collins: Snow Removal Routes
- Bike Anchorage Winter Tips
- How to Bike Winter
- Tips for Riding your Bike All Winter
- Winter Cycling: How to Enjoy It
- Your Winter Biking Guide
Prepare This Winter For Bike Spring
Winter blues got you down? Visit Bike Spring for classes and events to help you welcome warmer weather. Brush up on your bicycling safety skills, find a class to get the whole family rolling into spring, and join us for special events all season long!
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.