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Upcoming Workshops and Classes#

Bicycle Friendly Driver#

Bicycle Friendly Driver logo and picture of a car.

Learn the best and safest ways to share the road with all road users. Discuss traffic safety laws and responsibilities, and how to avoid crashes or conflicts, and the Colorado Safety Stop Bill. Earn a Bicycle Friendly Driver certification upon completion of the course.

Upcoming classes are all online, from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. Instructor will email a Zoom link.

Click on a date below to register for that class. 

TBD, check back soon!

Engage is the system we use to manage our class enrollment. You will need to create an Engage account in order to sign up to take this online class. The links to the classes above are to our Engage system.

Learn more about the Bicycle Friendly Driver class

Bike Maintenance 1#

Students in a bike garage learning how to fix a flat

This workshop will be in-person, located at Washington Park (weather dependent). 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 workshop 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- 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.
  5. Using barrel adjusters to improve performance for brakes and shifters.

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

Click on a date below to register.

June 13
July 23
August 15
September 5

Engage is the system we use to manage our class enrollment. You will need to create an Engage account in order to sign up to take this workshop. The links above are to our Engage system.

Bike Maintenance 2#

Rear gears and derailleur on a road bike.

This workshop will be in-person, located at Washington Park (weather dependent). 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 workshop 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 workshop first. 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 workshop will receive free tire levers or patch kit.

Click on a date below to register for a workshop. 

June 20
July 25
August 22
September 12

Engage is the system we use to manage our class enrollment. You will need to create an Engage account in order to sign up to take this workshop. The links above are to our Engage system.

Smart Cycling Part 1 - Road Rules#

Students in a classroom learning

Smart Cycling Part 1 Road Rules is a prerequisite to Smart Cycling Part 2: Road Skills (on bike). Bikes not required.

The League of American Bicyclists also offers this section self-paced and online. You can take this anytime as the prerequisite for Smart Cycling Part 2. Find out more and register here: https://learn.bikeleague.org/

For City of Fort Collins classes: 

Certified instructors will lead the class through an interactive and in-depth discussion of the following principles, while applying them to 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.

Click on a date below to register for a class.

Saturday June 22 (in person at the Senior Center) 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Sábado 10 de agosto 9:00 a.m. a 3:00 p.m. (en Español)

Saturday, September 21 (in person at the Senior Center)  8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Engage is the system we use to manage our class enrollment. You will need to create an Engage account in order to sign up to take this class. The links to the classes above are to our Engage system.

Smart Cycling Part 2 - Road Skills#

Students in a parking lot practicing riding their bike.

Part 2 of a two part series - Learn how to conduct bike safety checks and on-bike handling skills to build confidence for riding with traffic on trails and roads. Practice bicycle handling skills in a parking lot before utilizing those skills on a ride on city multi-use trails and streets. Note: Bicycles and helmets required and can be provided if needed.

Click on a date below to register for a class. Classes are in person at the Walk and Wheel Skills Hub, located at 1600 W Drake Rd. 

Saturday, June 22, 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 10, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Domingo 11 de agosto, 9:00 a.m. a 3:00 p.m.

Saturday, September 21, 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Engage is the system we use to manage our class enrollment. You will need to create an Engage account in order to sign up to take this class. The links to the classes above are to our Engage system.

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.

B(e)-Bike Savvy#

In this latest class from FC Moves, we will cover all things e-bike, including the different types of e-bikes and their parts, where you can ride where you can't, how to transport and store your e-bike, and the benefits of riding an e-bike. You'll also get some information about our new Spin fleet of e-bikes!

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.

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.

Adult Learn to Ride a Bicycle#

Adult Learn to Ride Class

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.