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January 16, 2014
January Momentum Newsletter

Another Commuter Challenge has come to an end and we are excited to announce the winners of this round.  Bike commuters from 13 businesses around town competed to commute to work throughout the month of December and it is always great to see such passionate cyclists in Fort Collins.  Altogether, the participants contributed to over 4,155 miles ridden and over 1,000 trips made by bicycle.  Additionally, over 121,326 calories were burned!  More than 35 prizes were drawn at random throughout the Challenge and awarded to individuals. Thanks to Akinz, ExperiencePlus! Bicycle Tours, Larabar and Odell Brewing Company for donating these prizes.


And now for the companies who won in their size category.  Congrats to the following companies for having the most bicycle commuters, days ridden amongst employees and highest mileage.  Each of these companies will receive a custom trophy handcrafted by Yendra Built.



Wright Life

High Wheelers




Too Talls

Green Ride Colorado


Advanced Energy

Ready for the summer challenge? The National Bike Challenge starts May 1!  For more information on the National Challenge, please visit


City Bike Projects & Programs

Preferred Plan and Implementation Open House
Thursday, January 23 from 4:30pm to 7:00pm at City Streets Facility Training Room, 625 Ninth St. 

Please join us at an open house to review and discuss the draft preferred plan for Lincoln Avenue. The proposed design has incorporated input from public participation in workshops and meetings for the Lincoln Corridor Plan held in 2013. We invite you to stop by at your convenience to see the proposed long-term street design and amenities for Lincoln Avenue, as well as plans for other neighborhood projects such new sidewalks, enhanced transit service, and pedestrian crossings. If you are unable to attend the open house, you will be able to review the proposed plans online (to be posted soon) and provide feedback through an online survey available January 17-31. 


The draft plan will be submitted to Council for consideration in March 2014.


Winter Cycling 101 
Wednesday, February 5 from 12:30pm to 1:30pm at 281 N. College Ave. Conf Room A
Join us for a presentation on how to ride in the winter, including proper clothing and equipment to use to make riding during the colder months enjoyable, safe and comfortable.  Please RSVP here.

Traffic Skills 101 Course 

Saturday, March 8 from 8:15am to 4:00pm at Westbridge Medical Suites

LABThis FREE course, based on the League of American Bicyclists curriculum, covers sharing the road, rules of the road, bicycle safety checks, on-bike skills and crash avoidance techniques.  FREE lunch and materials are included for those who register. It's recommended for students above the age of 14 years. For more information, contact Becky Moriarty at or 970.224.6112.  To sign up for the course, please click here  
League Cycling Instructor Seminar
Friday-Sunday, April 11-13 at 281 N. College Avenue

The City of Fort Collins, FC Bikes Program will be hosting a League Cycling Instructor (LCI) Seminar on the weekend of April 11-13, 2014 and we would love for you to attend!  The seminar is an intense 3-day training that prepares you to teach safe cycling techniques to adults and children.  For more information on the seminar, please visit:  The course is limited to 16 total participants.

Applicants must register by Wednesday, March 12.

Requirements to attend the LCI Seminar:

  • Complete Traffic Skills 101 prior to March 12
  • Become a member of the League of American Bicyclists
  • Pay the course fee of $300
    • FC Bikes will be giving out 6 scholarships to Fort Collins' residents to cover the course fee.  Applications are due January 31st.  For a copy of the application, please email me at
Ready to register? Please contact Becky Moriarty at  
Get Involved
Get Outdoors Colorado Partnership Luncheon 
January 29, 2014 from noon to 1pm at Northside Azatlan Center
Join Larimer County and the City of Fort Collins for lunch and hear about Get Outdoors Day-NoCo on June 14, 2014. We're seeking partners, sponsors, booth activities, and ideas. We hope to reach 1,000+ residents of N. Colorado with this community event.  Lunch provided. Please RSVP to by 1/22/14.  


Colorado Bicycle Summit
February 10-11, 2014 at Downtown Denver
Hosted by Bicycle Colorado, this event brings together advocates, industry leaders, on and off-road cyclists, elected officials and agency staff from across the state. You won't want to miss out!  LEARN MORE AND REGISTER TODAY!  To join our growing list of summit sponsors, please contact Amy Morfas for details.

National Bike Summit LAB
March 3-5, 2014 in Washington DC
The 2014 National Bike Summit, including the National Women's Bicycling Forum, will unite the voices of bicyclists on Capitol Hill to advance bicycle safety, funding and equity. Join more than 700 participants from all 50 states as we build momentum in Congress for a Bicycle Friendly America. For more information, please visit:
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If you have an event, class or news that you would like included in a future issue of the Fort Collins Momentum Newsletter, please email Becky Moriarty at


Becky Moriarty

FC Bikes Program Specialist

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