Lunchtime Community Bike Rides are held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. monthly, April – July. 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 sandwich and chips will be provided to each participant who RSVPs by the deadline listed below, up to 50 people. Please bring your own drink.
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/shoes, sunscreen and sense of adventure! Bikes are available to borrow with at least one week’s notice.

2019 Ride Dates and Topics (Links to RSVP coming soon):

DATE THEME LOCATION RSVP
(follow link)
Friday, April 19 from 11:30am – 1pm Everyday Bicycling Class + E-Bike Demo with FC Bikes
(Classroom Session: no bike needed)
The Pavilion, 1st Floor
(map link)
RSVP by 4/17
Weds, May 22 from 11:30am – 1pm Tips and Tricks for Riding on Campus + The Spoke Meet in front of CSU Rec Center
(map link)
RSVP by 5/20
Weds, June 19 from 11:30am – 1pm Pace bike share ride +
Mason Trail / navigating Old Town
Meet at University Max Station
(map link)
RSVP by 6/17
Weds, July 17 from 11:30am – 1pm Gardens at Spring Creek Sneak Preview Tour Meet in front of CSU Rec Center
(map link)
RSVP by 7/15

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% 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.

Looking for more ride opportunities?

Check out Intermediate/Beginners Group Rides with the Fort Collins Cycling Club!

The Fort Collins Cycling Club (FCCC) has more than 300 members and provides year-around riding opportunities for road cyclists.

FCCC rides are for all levels of road cyclists who want to experience group riding.

*Note that our rides are not intended for individuals who are beginning cyclists. Easy/Green Circle rides assume a cyclist can ride at least one hour at a pace of 10 to 12 mph on flat terrain (click here for explanation of Ride Intensity Levels — please check the route at the club calendar to make sure you are comfortable with the scheduled ride).

  • Helmets are required, insurance waiver must be completed before the ride, and participants must comply with Ride Guidelines.
  • Your first ride with FCCC is free.  Annual dues are $15 for single and $25 for family.
  • Rides leave promptly as scheduled — please arrive 10 minutes before scheduled departure.
  • All rides from CSU are “no drop” and will have a ride leader and sweeper.

Thursday Rides (except for Third Thursday* of each month — check club calendar to confirm a ride is scheduled)

  • Meet in front of Ammons Hall on the Oval for 5:30 p.m. departure (please arrive by 5:20).
  • Blue Square rides (without significant climbing) will have an expected distance of  ~ 20 miles.
  • Easy/Green Circle rides (average pace of 11-15 mph), every other Thursday, will have an expected distance of ~ 10 to 15 miles.
  • No reservation is required — Just show up and be prepared to have a great time!

First Sunday Brunch Rides (May through September — see club calendar)

  • Meet at The Pavilion for 9:00 a.m. ride departure (please arrive by 8:50).
  • Reservations are required (see club calendar event to register — non-members of FCCC are welcome).
  • Easy/Green Circle ride with expected distance of ~ 10 to 15 miles.
  • There is no charge for this event — Includes Silver Grill Pecan rolls, yogurt, coffee, and juice after the ride.

* FCCC hosts a social dinner and ride, usually at a club member’s home, usually scheduled for the Third Thursday of each month.  Reservations are required (see club calendar) and this event/ride is open to non-members of FCCC.  There are Easy/Green Circle and Blue Square/Black Diamond rides — come join us for a great time.

Learn more and register at fccycleclub.org or contact Stephen Beckley at vicepresident@fccycleclub.org

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