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FC Moves to host e-device pop-up events

Released on Monday, September 21, 2020
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City Bike Ambassadors and FC Moves staff will host three pop-up education events this week to promote awareness of e-device rules and regulations.

The events will be Tuesday, Sept. 22, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Lee Martinez Park; Thursday, Sept. 24, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Mason Trail and Spring Creek Trail intersection; and Saturday, Sept. 26, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the Long View Trail at Scenic Drive.

Free bike-related swag will be available at the events. All participants are asked to wear a face covering and observe physical distancing.

Staff and volunteers will be raising awareness of the following e-device regulations for paved trails in the City:

  • Allowed – Class 1 and 2 e-bikes
    • Must be labeled
    • Top speed may not exceed 20 mph
    • Not allowed on unpaved trails
  • Not allowed – any other e-device that is not an ADA device
    • Except as permitted by ADA regulations, all other electric or motorized devices are not allowed on Fort Collins paved recreational trails. This includes Class 3 e-bikes, e-scooters, mopeds, electric skateboards, hoverboards and any gas-powered devices.

Staff and volunteers will also be reminding participants of proper trail etiquette, such as:

  • Traveling on the right,
  • Using an audible signal when passing,
  • Passing on the left,
  • Giving at least 3 feet to pass,
  • Observing the courtesy speed limit of 15 mph,
  • Using a white front light and rear red reflector at a minimum at night or when visibility is poor, and
  • When bicycling, walking, or using another mode, wearing visible clothes or reflective gear to be seen by other trail users during low light times.

For more information about e-devices and trail regulations, visit fcgov.com/bicycling.