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Cycling in Winter#

Cycling in Winter

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.

Students can get a free set bike lights, Fort Collins bike map, and reflective stickers for attending!

Next class February 3 from from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m.

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Bicycle Friendly Driver#

Bicycle Friendly Driver

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.

Next class January 20 from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m.

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Bike Maintenance 1#

Bike Maintenance 1

In this online intro to bicycle mechanics class we will focus on conceptual topics and maintenance that can easily be done at home to keep your bike happy. Students are encouraged to take this class again in the spring to get hands-on experience.

 We will cover the following topics as time allows:

  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 used 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.

Students that complete the class will receive a free patch kit and tire levers!

Next class January 27 from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

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In Person Classes#

Smart Cycling Part 1 - Road Rules (classroom)#

Smart Cycling Part 1 - Road Rules (classroom)

Certified instructors will lead the class through an interactive and in-depth discussion of the following principles, while applying them to CSU and the Fort Collins area:

  1. The Basics: Choosing a bike, maintenance, clothing/equipment, helmet, bike handling, shifting gears
  2. Principles of Bicycling: Riding in a group, sharing paths/trails, inclement weather, night riding, long distances
  3. Principles of Traffic Law: where to ride on the road, navigating intersections, rural roads
  4. Bike Infrastructure
  5. Hazards: Crashes and how to avoid them, five layers of safety. This session will help build an understanding of traffic laws as they apply to bicyclists, and provide strategies to increase safety and confidence while riding on campus and throughout the community.

This class is for current bicycle commuters and people who are interested but concerned about using a bicycle for transportation.

Smart Cycling Part 1 is a prerequisite to Smart Cycling Part 2: Road Skills (on bike). Class will be held on the CSU campus in the Lory Student Center room LSC 312. 

Bikes not required.

Next class January 12 from 9 a.m. to 12:00 pm

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Smart Cycling Part 2 - Road Skills (on-bike)#

Smart Cycling Part 2 - Road Skills (on-bike)

Smart Cycling Part 2 (Road Skills) will be held outdoors with your bike! The session begins with a set of drills to practice crash-avoidance techniques and hone your bike handling skills. Participants will also learn how to perform a safety check on their bike and to properly fit a helmet. After the drills, the group will set out on a ride through campus and into the surrounding community to practice a variety of scenarios, such as positioning at intersections, group riding and using special infrastructure.

Each participant should arrive with their own bike in working order and helmet, and be dressed to ride outdoors. Smart Cycling Part 1: Road Rules(classroom) is a prerequisite to this session. This session will build confidence for riding with traffic on roads and on multi-use paved trails.

This class is for current bicycle commuters and people who are interested but concerned about using a bicycle for transportation. 

To borrow a bike and/or helmet for the session, please contact Erika Benti at erika.benti@colostate.edu or 970-491-7600 at least one week prior to the session.

class will be held on the Lory Student Center Plaza

Next class January 12 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

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Digital Resources#

Bike Maintenance Resources#

Bike Maintenance Resources

Is your bicycle not running as smoothly as you's like?  Don't let that stop you from riding. You can perform basic bike maintenance at home. Here are some online resources to help you get your bike up and running:

Bike shops are an essential service, so if you need professional help to get your bicycle up and running, reach out to your local bike shop.

Recursos en español#

Recursos en ESPAÑOL

Videos en español#

Viajar con seguridad#

Aprenda por qué y cómo viajar en bicicleta con nuestro equipo de educación. Este seminario web se grabó originalmente en julio de 2020.

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Español: Intermediate Bike Mechanics Webinar: Cables#

¡Aprenda algunos consejos de mecánica de bicicletas más allá de lo que enseñamos en Mecánica básica de bicicletas con nuestro equipo de educación! El tema de este seminario web es "Cables". Este seminario web se grabó originalmente en septiembre de 2020.

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Todo sobre cascos#

No importa cuán corto sea el viaje o cuán experimentado sea el ciclista, uncasco es una medida de seguridad importante que podemos tomar en caso de choque. Hay muchos factores que están fuera de nuestro control y sonimpredecibles mientras viajamos, desde la grava suelta hasta la ardilla inesperada y el conductor distraído.

Si bien la ley de Colorado no exige cascos, pueden reducir el riesgo delesiones cerebrales graves en casi un 70% y de lesiones cerebrales fatales enun 65%. Escuchamos muchas historias de ciclistas cuyos cascos los hanprotegido en un choque importante.

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Todo sobre andar en bicicleta en el invierno#

Colorado tiene la suerte de tener inviernos con mucho sol y un clima más templado, por lo que esperamos que lo piense dos veces antes de guardar su bicicleta para la temporada. Pero paraesos paseos nevados, fríos y oscuros, Bicycle Colorado ha recopilado nuestros mejores consejos para ayudarlo a mantenerse más cálido y seguro en su bicicleta. Si bien puede ser necesario un poco de preparación y más coraje para enfrentar el clima primero, antes de que te des cuenta, montar en bicicleta será parte de tu rutina de invierno y inspirarás a otros a hacerlo también!

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Tài nguyên việt nam#

Tài liệu tiếng Việt#

Mọi thứ về đạp xe vào mùa đông và lạnh#

Colorado thật may mắn khi có mùa đông với nhiều nắng và một thời tiết ôn hòa hơn, vì vậy chúng tôi hy vọngbạn sẽ suy nghĩ lại về việc phải cất chiếc xe đạp của mình đi trong mùa này! Nhưng với những chuyến đi vớitrong khi có tuyết, lạnh và tối hơn, Hiệp Hội Bicycle Colorado đã tổng hợp những mẹo hay nhất của chúng tôiđể giúp bạn giữ ấm hơn và an toàn hơn khi đạp xe. Mặc dù có thể cần thêm một chút chuẩn bị và can đảmđể bắt đầu đối mặt với thời tiết, nhưng trước khi bạn nhận ra, đạp xe sẽ là một phần trong thói quen mùađông của bạn và bạn cũng sẽ truyền cảm hứng cho những người khác làm điều đó!

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MỌI ĐIỀU VỀ MŨ BẢO HIỂM#

Cho dù là chuyến đi ngắn hay người lái xe có dày dạn kinh nghiệm như thếnào, đội mũ bảo hiểm vẫn là một biện pháp an toàn quan trọng mà chúng tacó thể thực hiện để đề phòng va chạm. Khi di chuyển, có rất nhiều yếu tốngoài tầm kiểm soát của chúng ta và không thể đoán trước được, từ sỏi đácho đến con sóc xuất hiện bất ngờ hoặc người lái xe mất tập trung.
Mặc dù luật pháp Colorado không yêu cầu đội mũ bảo hiểm nhưng chúng cóthể giảm gần 70% nguy cơ chấn thương sọ não nghiêm trọng và 65% nguy cơchấn thương đầu gây tử vong. Chúng ta đã được nghe nhiều câu chuyện vềmũ bảo hiểm đã bảo vệ những người đi xe đạp trong những vụ tai nạnnghiêm trọng như thế nào.

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Bike Buddy Program

Need help learning the ins and outs of bicycle commuting? Whatever your situation,
a Bike Buddy can help get you bicycling to work, school or wherever you’re heading.

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Back on the Bike Tips

Has it been awhile since you've ridden your bike? Looking for tips to help you get back in the saddle? The League of American Bicyclists has a great resource page to help you get rolling.

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Safe Riding and Driving Tips

  • Safe and lawful riding
  • Driving tips: sharing the road with bicyclists
  • Traffic law highlights

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Safe Routes to School Online Learning Resources

The Safe Routes to School Program has a resource page to support at-home learning by local Fort Collins students. The resources are designed for use by elementary, middle-school, and high-school students.

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2019 Bike Map

  • See the City's low stress bicycle network
  • Great for route planning
  • Learn valuable safety tips

View Map

Tips from the League of American Bicyclists

  • Helmet fit
  • ABC Quick Check
  • Trail etiquette
  • Bike comfort

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CDOT's Colorado Bicycling Manual

  • Colorado bicycling laws
  • Safety tips
  • Bicycling FAQs

View the Manual

Educational Videos#

Why people on bikes take the lane#

How to safely ride your bicycle through a roundabout#

Learn about bicycle traffic signals and protected bike lanes#