FC Bikes Bicycle Ambassadors teach classes throughout the community. Our 1-1.5 hour presentations are great for lunch-and-learns at businesses and for group meetings. In addition, we teach on-bike classes to groups as well as the general public. Request presentations and on-bike classes via the online Borrow Our Bicycle Ambassadors request form or attend one of our regularly scheduled sessions open to the public at various locations around Northern Colorado.
Bicycle Friendly Driver Certification Course#
Do you ever wonder how to safely navigate the roads when people on bikes 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. Upon successful completion of the class, participants receive a Bicycle Friendly Driver certificate and sticker which can be displayed on their vehicle.
Interested in starting the Bicycle Friendly Driver program in your community? Visit the Bicycle Friendly Driver program website to download the toolkit.
Go By Bike: Everyday Cycling#
Whether you are traveling to work, running errands or traveling to visit friends you can Go By Bike! In this presentation we will discuss the benefits of using a bike for transportation and show you how to make it possible. Join us to learn what to ride, what to wear, what to carry, how to carry your stuff, route selection and safety techniques. We will also provide information about local classes, events and other cycling-related resources.
Go By Bike: Cycling with Children#
Do you want to commute, run errands or travel to school by bike with your children? In this presentation we will give you tips and tricks for how to get the whole family rolling. You will learn about the benefits of cycling with children, kid-friendly gear and clothing, safety considerations, route selection, and how to teach children the rules of the road through bicycling.
Go By Bike: Women on a Roll#
Join us for an engaging presentation where you will learn tips and tricks for women interested in bicycling. Learn about women’s specific clothing and gear, where to ride, tips for biking with children, safety tips and how to connect with local women’s cycling clubs and organizations. We will also provide you with ways to make your ride more comfortable, convenient and fun!
Go By Bike: Cycling in Winter#
Interested in riding year-round but not sure how to prepare for riding in the colder seasons? In this presentation a Bicycle Ambassador will provide you with tips and techniques to help you ride safely, confidently and comfortably in the winter. Topics will include: what to wear, what to ride, safe winter bike handling, route selection, winter bike maintenance and more.
Go By Bike: Cycle Touring Basics#
Do you dream of traveling by bicycle but aren’t quite sure where to start? This presentation will get you prepared to pedal the miles to your next faraway destination. You will learn about which bikes can be used for touring, various types of panniers and trailers, camping equipment and clothing. In addition we will discuss training, bike specific maps, and other essential gear and resources to get you out on your first bike tour.
Bicycle Traffic Citation Class#
This class is for individuals who received a citation related to bicycling and are fulfilling diversion or sentencing requirements. The Bicycle Traffic Citation Diversion Program offers cyclists and motorists the opportunity to learn bicycle-related laws, tips for safe cycling and driving and how to share the road to make it safe for everyone.
Back on the Bike#
Each session in this 4-week series is designed to help you get re-familiarized with cycling gear and to build your confidence both on and off the bike. During the series you will visit a local bike shop and learn how to best communicate with a bike mechanic. You’ll learn how to conduct a bike safety pre-ride check and property fit and wear a helmet. You will practice basic bike handling skills and finish the series with a comfortable, fun ride on local bike trails and city streets.
Smart Cycling (formerly Traffic Skills 101)#
Smart Cycling is a course for cyclists of returning and seasoned cyclists alike that will give you the confidence to ride safely and legally in traffic or on the trail. You will learn how to conduct bicycle safety checks, on-bike skills and crash avoidance techniques. We recommended this class for adults and youth above age 14. Participants should be prepared to ride their bicycle as there is a riding portion to this class. A helmet and bicycle in good working condition are required. A water bottle is recommended.
Smart Cycling: Road Rules
Learn how to ride safely and legally in traffic or on trails. 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.
Smart Cycling: Road Skills
Learn on-bike handling skills and build confidence for riding with traffic on roads and trails. Practice crash avoidance techniques on-bike then take your skills handling skills, crash avoidance techniques, and how to conduct bicycle safety checks. Note: Bicycles and helmets required and can be provided if needed. Contact 970-416-2355 to reserve.
Adult Learn to Ride a Bicycle#
Regardless of your age, it’s not too late to learn to ride a bicycle! Adult Learn to Ride is a course for adults (+14 years) interested in learning how to ride. Through a safe, easy, and effective method, students learn how to balance, pedal, start, stop and steer a bike. You will also learn how to properly fit a helmet and will leave with a new set of skills and access to resources to continue to improve.
Bikes and helmets provided if unable to bring your own contact: (970) 416-2355.
Adult Learn to Ride a Bicycle for Women#
Regardless of your age, it’s not too late to learn to ride a bicycle! Adult Learn to Ride for Women is a course for adult women (+14 years) interested in learning how to ride. Using a safe, easy, and effective method a female instructor will teach you how to balance, pedal, start, stop and steer a bike. You will also learn how to properly fit a helmet and will leave with a new set of skills and access to resources to continue to improve.