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Online Classes#

Everyday Cycling#

Everyday Cycling

Want to incorporate bicycling into your everyday life? This class can help you get rolling! Learn tips for riding safely and legally on the streets and trails. We'll talk about green paint, common crash types and how to avoid them, and even what to wear and what bike to ride in our comprehensive online class!

Next Class April 22 from 6:00 to 7:15 pm

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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 May 4 from 6 - 7:15 pm

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In Person Classes#

Bike Maintenance 1#

Bike Maintenance 1

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.

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

Next Class May 18 from 5:30 to 7:00 pm

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Bike Maintenance 2#

Bike Maintenance 2

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 should come to class already knowing what kind of brakes they have. This might require some research, but don't be afraid to jump in to the next level!

Students that complete the class will receive free tire levers or patch kit.

Next class May 25 from 5:30 to 7:00 pm

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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.

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#