Sunday, May 10, 2009

Weekly Bike Rides

Want to take a bike ride around town but don't have anybody to go with? Fear not, for Fort Collins offers several weekly bicycle rides. Join a group of your fellow community members on a ride through Old Town, CSU campus, Horsetooth, and various bike trails.

Here is a list of just some of the places to meet to participate in these group rides:

The Straight Facts: Beginning on May 24, and every other sunday following (5/24, 6/7, 6/21, etc.). Meet at 9:00 am at Brave New Wheel, 105 E. Myrtle. Bring an appetite for breakfast and a ten mile cruise.

Rio Rides: Every Sunday at 10:30 am, enjoy a medium-paced 2-3 hour ride. Meet at the Rio Grande, located at 149 W. Mountain. The Rio will provide riders with hot drinks before each ride.

Full Cycle Bike Shop: Sunday Rides - Meet at Full Cycle back entrance at 9:30 am. Wednesday Night Mountain Bike Rides - 5:30 pm - call shop for location of rides. Monthly basic bike care classes - First Wednesday of each month. Call shop for times: 484-1800.

Peak to Pub Rides: Riders will be leaving from north of Jackson's Grill every Wednesday at 5:30 pm. The level of difficulty ranges from beginner to intermediate.

Lee's Cyclery / Fort Collins Cycling Team: Riders meet at Lee's Cyclery on Harmony and Lemay on Saturday mornings at 9:00 am and Wednesday nights at 5:30 pm. Difficulty ranges from Intermediate to Advanced.

Summer Biking

The summer bike season is finally upon us ladies and gentlemen. Besides the great biking weather, this also means an onflux of bicycle events are on the horizon. This also means that the towns best bike trails are in their prime condition. The Poudre Trail, Spring Creek Trail, Mason Trail, Foothills Trail, Fossil Creek Trail, Power Trail, and many others will ready for that perfect ride in the shade and sun.

Here is a list of just some of the summer biking events in
Fort Collins:

May 17 - Community Classic Bike Tour - 6:30 am to 2:00 pm - A non-competitive, multi-distance bicycle tour that travels through the beautiful foothills of Loveland and Fort Collins. To participate, meet at McKee Medical Center, 2000 Boise Ave. in Loveland.
June 1 - "Got Skills" Kids Mountain Bike Camp - 8:00 am to 3:30 pm - The first of two sessions of Mountain Bike Mondays, which features five different trails, a fun-filled clinic, guest speakers, and more. Each session is limited to 12 campers, ages 7 to 16. Register early for a 10% discount. Contact New World Sports at (970)224-5857.
June 13 - The Fossil Creek Park Bike Festival - 11:00 am to 4:00 pm - Includes biking games for kids, good food, great music, Bike Polo, and of course, a lot of riding.
June 14 - Art In Public Places Bike Tour - Want to view art in public settings? Then why not do so while on your bike? This bike trip around Fort Collins visits several "art in public spaces" projects. This event combines activities of the Colorado Mountain Club, the FTC Art In Public Places Board, and of course Bicycling. Visit for more info.
June 22 through June 28 - Bike Week - 7:00 am to 9:00 pm every day - Celebrate biking in Fort Collins with week-long events.
June 24 - Bike to Work Day - Join thousands of local bicyclists as they ditch their car and ride a bike to work. Bicyclists can enjoy free breakfast throughout Fort Collins from 6:00 am to 9:00 am.
July 12, July 19, July 26, August 2, August 9, and August 16 - Six Day Races at CSU - 4:30 pm to 7:00 pm on the Colorado State University Oval - Come watch and participate in bicycle races. A $5.00 entry fee, helmet and signed waiver are required to race. Experience is not.
July 19 - New Belgium Brewing's Urban Assault Ride - This is a "funky scavanger hunt" where teams of bikers take to the streets to compete in challenges and navigate through obstacle courses throughout the city. There will be games, music, prizes, and much much more.

September 5 - New Belgium Brewing's Tour de Fat - New Belgium's annual tour that promotes the increased usage of bicycles and touts information on other positive offerings to the community through riding bikes. Come dress up, decorate your bike, and enjoy the company of your fellow bikers.

Monday, April 20, 2009


Mother nature has finally given us some gorgeous spring weather. Take this time to get out and enjoy a ride around town. Also, no real excuses to not ride to school or the store now. Finally, if the foothills dry up by this weekend, check back for info on some possible group mountain rides. Check out the Bike Fort Collins facebook page for updates as well. Have fun, bike safe and enjoy the weather!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Bike Co-op

Spring finally looks like it's arriving, and that means more chances to ride!  As you get your bikes out of the garage and clean off the dust from winter, take a look around and see if there is anything that you possible don't need anymore.  If that's the case, donate those old spare parts to the Bike Co-op here in town.  It's a great program and they always could use donations and volunteers.  Of if you need some stuff for yourself, they can help you out as well.  Check out their website at or swing by the shop on Laporte Ave.  The bike co-op is a great organization that really benefits our community.  Happy riding!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009


We at Bike Fort Collins started this blog to help increase the level of communication among the bike community here in Fort Collins.  Use this site as a means of exchanging information about various bike events going on in the area, as well as a forum to communicate among the bike community in our great city.