Local Bike Classes & Events
New Belgium Brewing Bike-In Cinema
Thursdays, September 12, 19, 26, & October 3
Every summer since then we have hosted our own outdoor Bike-in Cinema on the front lawn here at New Belgium. It's quite a sight - 400 or 500 of our friends and neighbors spread out on blankets, catching a flick and sipping a beer beneath the stars. All beer proceeds go to local non-profit partners. The best part is watching everyone ride away on their bicycles, lights flashing, bells ringing on those warm summer nights. For more information, please visit: Bike-In Cinema.
Shop at Whole Foods and Help Support the Bike Library!
Wednesday, September 18
Shop of the Fort Collins Whole Foods and the FC Bike Library gets 5% of net sale proceeds! For more information, please visit: www.fcbikelibrary.org.
Safe Routes to School will have a complete family bike rodeo set up from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. for kids of all ages. We'll bring bikes of all sizes, from balance bikes (without pedals), to various-sized kids' bikes, to adult bikes. Full Cycle will be there with mechanics. There will be lots of other fun bike-related activities. So bring the kids, do some shopping, and help support the Fort Collins Bike Library!
Friday-Saturday, September 20-21
FORToberfest, Sept 20 & 21, is an event celebrating everything great about Fort Collins! The city's music scene, rich history of beer brewing, and extremely active bicycle culture help give character to the Downtown area and to Fort Collins. FORToberfest will help bring the three elements of our Fort Collins popular culture together in this fall event, bicycles, beer and bands.
Friday Night festivities will go from 5:00 - 10:30pm and the headliner will be 12 Cents for Marvin!
Join us on Saturday from 11am - 10:30pm for 2 stages of live continuous entertainment including Colorado's iconic band theRailbenders, seasonal beers from 6+ Fort Collins breweries, and bicycle booths (bike related organizations, manufacturers and retailers).
We encourage you to ride you bike and come celebrate the end of summer in Downtown Fort Collins. For more information, please visit: http://downtownfortcollins.com.
5th Annual CSU Ram Bicycle Classic
Sunday, September 22
Hundreds of cycling enthusiasts will be pedaling for sustainability education programs and initiatives in the 5th annual CSU Ram Bicycle Classic. The event is a non-competitive, scenic bicycle tour of Larimer County and is open to all ages and ability levels with four rides to choose from: an 11-mile family ride and a 35-mile, 65-mile and 100-mile ride.Registration includes a ride t-shirt and post-ride festivities including a complimentary lunch, beer garden with two free beers for riders 21 and up, live music, a bike expo, and a chance of winning a new bamboo road bike.
Safe Routes to School will provide a pre-ride training for kids before the 11-Mile Family Ride and a full-blown Family Bike Rodeo during and after the ride. For information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 970-416-2357.
For more information on the event, check out the Ram Cycle Classic website.
Hands-On Bike Maintenance: Fix a Flat
Tuesday, September 24 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm at REI
In this hands-on bike maintenance class, our bike techs will share tips and tricks for fixing a flat, changing your bike tube and getting back on the go. Participants should bring their own wheel, tire & tube to work on during the class. All necessary shop tools and equipment are provided for use during the class. BYOB - Bring Your Own Bike - Bikes must be clean and in good working order to be used during the class. If your bike does not meet standards you may still attend the clinic. However, you may be asked not to work on your bike. Register early, class size is limited. Replacement parts not included in class fee.
Visit the REI registration page to register for this class. $20 for members, $40 for non members.
Traffic Skills 101 Course
Saturday, November 9 from 8:30am to 4:00pm at Westbridge Medical Suites
This FREE course, based on the League of American Bicyclists curriculum, covers sharing the road, rules of the road, bicycle safety checks, fixing a flat, on-bike skills and crash avoidance techniques, PLUS lunch and materials. It's recommended for students above the age of 14 years. For more information and to RSVP, contact Becky Moriarty at email@example.com or 970.224.6112.