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 box 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: Please print, read, sign and bring a copy of the liability waiver to the ride. Only one waiver is required per attendee each season (no need to bring a waiver to your second, third, etc. ride with us).
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.

2021 Ride Dates and Topics:

DATE THEME LOCATION RSVP
(follow link)
Weds, June 9
Noon – 1:00 pm
Virtual “Prepare to Ride” Class
Intro to rules of the road, how to fuel for the ride, plan your route and carry items with you. 
Virtual (Zoom) Zoom
(Registration Closed)
Weds, July 7
11:30 am – 1:00 pm
In-person ride: 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
(map link)
Registration closed
Weds, July 28
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
In-person ride: Explore routes to Old Town from CSU. Meet in front of CSU Rec Center
(map link)
Registration closed

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 Erika.Benti@colostate.edu or 970-491-7600.