Via the City of Fort Collins’ FCBikes  newsletter:

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Release of Final Bicycle Master Plan
Thursday, November 20
After several iterations, stakeholder meetings and public comment, the Bicycle Master will be released in its final version on Thursday, November 20. Check out the Bike Plan website to view the plan.

Join us in December to help celebrate the Bike Plan Release. See below for details.

Winter Cycling 101
Interested in riding year-round but not sure how to get started? Winter Cycling 101 is a 2-hour presentation that teaches you how to ride safely and confidently in the winter. During this class, expert instructors will provide cycling tips for safe winter riding and recommend clothing and gear for enjoyable riding during the colder months. Registration required. Limited to 30 attendees.
Wednesday, December 3, 4:30-6:30pm at the Harmony Library, 4616 South Shields, Community Room.
Wednesday, January 7, 4-6pm at the Senior Center, 1200 Raintree Dr. Prairie Sage #1.
Wednesday, February 4, 6-8pm, at Northside Aztlan Community Center, 112 E. Willow St. in Lounge Area, en Español .
To register, please complete this form:

Guided Winter Ride
Put your winter cycling knowledge to the test and join us for a beginner’s guided ride. This 2-hour leisurely ride will allow you to practice winter riding in a group setting, build your confidence and gain skills to venture out on your own. Registration required. Limited to 20 attendees.
Saturday, December 6, 10am-noon. Meet in the Harmony Library lobby, 4616 South Shields.
Saturday, January 10, 10am-noon. Meet in the Senior Center lobby, 1200 Raintree Dr.
Wednesday, February 11, 4-6pm. Lobby of Northside Azatlan Community Center.
To register, please complete this form:

Light up the Night
Did you know front lights are required ……? Don’t have one? Need replacement batteries? Visit one of our many Light-Up-the-Night stations this Bike Winter where we’ll be making sure commuters are riding bright! City of Fort Collins Police will be on hand to register bikes as well.
Wednesday, December 10, 4-6pm. Southwest corner of parking lot at Front Range Community College.
Wednesday, January 14, 4-6pm. Parking lot entrance of Rolland Moore Park off of Shields.
Wednesday, February 4, 6-8pm. Northside Aztlan Community Center Lobby, 112 Willow Street.

8th Annual Winter Bike to Work Day
Wednesday, December 10 from 7 to 9:30am
It’s just like the summer, but even cooler! Join us, Wednesday, December 10 from 7 a.m.-9:30 a.m. for free breakfast, warm coffee and lots of fun bicycle friends to celebrate winter cycling. Stations are dispersed around town, ready to reward those who choose to ride their bicycles to work. For more information, a map of stations and a list of hosts, please visit

Bike Plan Release Celebration & RideBikePlan
Saturday, December 13 at Cranknstein, 215 N. College Ave. Ride from 2-4pm, celebration from 4-6pm
FC Bikes invites you to help us celebrate the anticipated completion of the 2014 Bicycle Master Plan. A fun wintery ride on the City’s low-stress network will kick off the afternoon festivities, concluding at Cranknstein with appetizers and comradery.

Get Involved
County seeks signatures on trail connection petition
Larimer County has started a petition drive to show support for its efforts partnering with Fort Collins and Loveland to create connections between the cities’ regional trail systems.
Supporters of the idea to connect the trail systems will seek grant funding to build the trail connections, and will use the petition to show community interest in the project.
According to the Larimer County website, if the effort is successful the trails will open before the end or 2016 and create a trail system of more than 50 miles for recreation and commuting.
The online petition can be found at