FCBikes Momentum E-newsletter
11th Annual Winter Bike to Work Day | Wednesday, December 13, 7-9:30am | Similar to the Summer edition, Winter Bike to Work Day - organized by FC Bikes - features stations throughout Fort Collins that provide breakfast, coffee, bike repairs, and fun to reward those who arrive by bike. Check back for the station map to plan your route.
3rd Annual Holiday Lights by Bike | Saturday, December 16, 5:30-9:00pm, Start/End location - Intersect Brewing, 2160 W Drake Rd A1, Fort Collins | Decorate your bike and tour the best holiday lights in west Fort Collins. After the tour, enjoy hot drinks and treats with friends and family. This easy, slow-paced ride is a great chance to celebrate the holiday season—by bike! Register for this free event here.
Light Up the Night | Thursday, January 11, 6-7:30pm, drop by at EPIC, 1801 Riverside Ave, Fort Collins | Did you know that front lights are required on bicycles at night? Are you in need of a light? Stop our “Light Up the Night” event to receive important cycling related information and a free light to keep you riding bright (while supplies last).
Winter Bicycling Classes
Register for classes via the links below or by calling 970-221-6987.
Bicycle Friendly Driver Certification Course | Tuesday, December 5, 3:00-4:30 p.m., 222 LaPorte Ave. Register here | Tuesday, January 30, 12:001:30 p.m., 281 N College Ave. Register here | Wednesday, February 21, 5:30-7:00 p.m., Senior Center Register here | Do you ever wonder how to safely navigate roads when people on bikes are present? In this popular class, we discuss traffic safety laws and responsibilities for both cyclists and motorists, shared responsibilities, and how to avoid crashes or conflicts. Earn a certification for successful completion of the course.
Cycling in Winter | Thursday, January 11, 6:00-7:30 p.m., EPIC | Interested in riding year-round, but not quite sure where to start? Learn tips and techniques to ride safely, confidently, and comfortably, even when the temperature dips. Topics include what to wear, what to ride, safe winter bike handling, route selection, and winter bike maintenance. Register here.
Smart Cycling: Road Rules | Wednesday, February 7, 6:00-8:30 p.m. | 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. Ages 14 years and up. Register here.
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.