Lunchtime Community Bike Rides are held in the summer months for CSU employees. These rides help new bicyclists learn skills, gain confidence and build community. Each ride features a specific topic, and participants will also receive a free lunch, hosted by members of the Campus Bicycle Advisory Committee, including Parking and Transportation Services, CSU Police Department and Central Receiving.

Ride Info

We will split into groups of 10-12, each with a designated leader. These are no-drop rides (the group stays together).

Lunch: A free lunch will be provided to each participant who RSVPs by the deadline listed below, up to 50 people. Please bring water for the ride.
Waiver: When completing the RSVP forms linked below, you will be asked to provide your contact information and signature for our liability waiver. View a copy of the waiver HERE.
Please bring your own: bicycle, helmet, water, comfortable clothes and shoes, sunscreen and sense of adventure! Bikes are available to borrow with at least one week’s notice.

2023 Ride Dates and Topics:

Please RSVP for each date by following the RSVP link. Registered participants will receive a reminder email in the days leading up to the ride with confirmation that their RSVP (and lunch order) was received. Please notify Erika Benti at if you need to cancel your RSVP.

Thurs, June 22
11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Tips and tricks for riding on campus, The Spoke, and connect to nearby trails and low-stress routes. Meet in front of CSU Rec Center Registration closed
Thurs, July 20
11:30 am – 1:00 pm
City Park and the Poudre Trail Meet in front of CSU Rec Center Registration link
Thurs, August 3
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Spring Creek Trail Meet in front of CSU Rec Center Registration link

Photo of bicyclists standing near Student Rec Center






Happy bicyclist standing with balloons






Community Ride Group Smiling for Camera






Why Community Rides?

According to the CSU 2018 transportation survey, women make up about 30 percent of CSU employees who use a bicycle as their primary commute mode. We aim to increase that percentage. The Community Ride Series was originally developed as part of CSU’s Ripple Effect initiative in 2015, and is specifically designed to address the barriers to bicycling most commonly reported by women, including concern for safety and logistical considerations like biking with kids and finding the right gear. While the rides were developed with women in mind, we invite everyone to come join in the fun. We hope to develop a supportive community for people to experience bicycling in a variety of different scenarios (in traffic, on campus, in groups, etc.) so they feel prepared to tackle their commute to campus and beyond.

Questions? Please contact Erika Benti at or 970-491-7600.