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Coming September 29 to Seneca St.!

Coming September 29 to Seneca St.!

Come Ride the Route on Sunday, September 29 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. along Seneca St. from W. Horsetooth Rd. to W. Harmony Rd. Open Streets events are free for everyone! By closing public streets to through traffic, we create a comfortable and fun environment to ride, walk, run, scoot, roll, and play in the street. 

Enjoy a packed schedule of live music, art, culture, and free activities for all ages. Come hungry for lunch at one of more than 10 local food trucks and explore 1.3 miles of uniquely Fort Collins neighborhoods.

View the route map, and our Official Event Program.

What is Open Streets?

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Open Streets events are growing across the nation with events hosted in more than 100 American cities. During Open Streets events, the event route is closed to cars but programmed with various activities. In 2019, Fort Collins Open Streets events will feature tactical urbanism projects along the one- to two-mile route, as well as programming by local organizations and businesses. Participants are encouraged to Ride the Route and explore streets that are walkable and bikeable on a daily basis.

2019 marks the sixth year Fort Collins has hosted Open Streets events. Come Ride the Route!

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Volunteer for Open Streets

Volunteer for Open Streets

Calling all volunteers! We are in need of many volunteers in order to ensure that Open Streets is fun, safe, and and enjoyable experience for all. No experience necessary. Trainings will be scheduled in advance and will include a variety of days and times. Trainings are drop in events, so you'll come anytime during the time frame, complete your training, grab some swag, and be on your way! 

Sign up today on the City's Engage volunteer portal.

For more information, contact Nick Heimann, FC Bikes Program Specialist at bmhlaW1hbm5AZmNnb3YuY29t.

Open Streets is a great event for large groups to fulfill volunteer requirements. Volunteers must be 15+ or accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Most volunteer shifts involve standing and directing traffic at road closures and helping residents enter or exit the event route. Other opportunities are available but space is limited.

Bring Your Organization to Open Streets

Bring Your Organization to Open Streets

Is your business or organization interested in participating in Open Streets by hosting a tent and free, interactive activity? View our vendor and sponsor package to sign up today. Open Streets is a great way to get your organization in front of thousands of participants. We anticipate 5,000+ participants at each of our events.

Vendors are strategically placed in small groupings, or "plazas", that feature food trucks, places for people to gather and mingle, as well as other organizations/vendors, live music, and tons of free activities. 

If you have questions about involvement, contact Nick Heimann, FC Bikes Program Specialist at bmhlaW1hbm5AZmNnb3YuY29t

Want To Be Involved In Open Streets?

Do you live near the Open Streets routes?
Bring your talent, skills, and neighborhood passion to the street! Bring your morning coffee or lunch to the street, chalk your block, or show off your art and talent. The street is yours! Resident access is facilitated throughout the event. Emergency vehicles always have access to the event route. Parking the day of is discouraged, but not prohibited.

Volunteer for Open Streets.
We love our Open Streets volunteers! Morning and afternoon shifts are available and are great options for families or groups. Lunch is provided. Sign up today!

Bring your business or organization to Open Streets.
Contact Nick Heimann at bmhlaW1hbm5AZmNnb3YuY29t for details on how you can join the event and other local business. 

Interested in sponsorship opportunities?
Contact Nick Heimann at bmhlaW1hbm5AZmNnb3YuY29t for details. 

Open Streets 2018

Open Streets 2018

Interested in what happens at Open Streets? Watch our promotional video from June 2018!

You won't want to miss this great event to ring in the summer! Enjoy food trucks, live music, local artists, businesses and organizations. You can also watch our 2017 promotional video.

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Event Goals

  • Encourage active, sustainable transportation options.
  • Highlight bikeable and walkable routes in Fort Collins.
  • Feature neighborhoods and their inherent assets.
  • Connect neighbors, local business, and organizations through innovative programming.

Upcoming Events

  • Sunday, September 29, 2019: 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Seneca St. from W. Horsetooth Rd. to W. Harmony Rd.
  • 2020 routes to be announced in winter 2019.