Parking and Transportation Services is excited to help employees learn about and try different transportation options. We know you may choose to balance a variety of modes including telework, driving, transit and active modes. Let us help you craft the perfect commute mix to meet your needs.

Be sure to check this website regularly because additional programs and events are added as they are scheduled.

Commuter Training Sessions and Programs

“GET BACK ON THE BIKE” INFO SESSION AND PROGRAM (Biking – Info session is Virtual, Program is In-person)
Info Session – Wednesday, June 1, Noon – 1:00 pm
Program – April 2022 – August 2023
Are you interested in bicycle commuting, but have concerns that are holding you back? If so, please join us to learn more about the Get Back on the Bike bicycle commuter support program. This
nine-month program will provide you with training, equipment, and support to begin bike commuting or bike commuting more.

  • Info Sessions Will be held on Zoom (Registration Required): Register here
  • Already know you want to participate in Get Back on the Bike during the 2022-2023 sessions? All participants are required to complete the Interest Survey.

COMMUNITY RIDE SERIES (Biking, In-Person)
Fridays, 11:30 am – 1:00pm
Community Rides are designed to help new bicyclists learn skills, gain confidence and build communityin preparation for bike commuting. This summer’s series will include three events: 
Friday, May 2711:30 am – 1:00 pm: In-person ride (lunch included with RSVPTips and tricks for riding on campus, The Spoke, and connect to nearby trails and low-stress routes.
Friday, June 24, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm: In-person ride (lunch included with RSVP) Explore routes to Old Town from CSU.
Friday, July 22, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm: In-person ride (lunch included with RSVP) Tour of the Gardens at Spring Creek.

CSU EMPLOYEE SPIN DEMO (Micromobility, In-Person)
Fridays, July 8, Noon – 1  pm | Starting location will be on campus but is TBD (please RSVP and we will notify you of location) 
Join Parking and Transportation staff and Spin reps to learn how micromobility transportation such as Spin e-scooters and e-bikes can enhance your commute options. Stop by the demo to learn how to check out Spin e-scooters and e-bikes and take them for a cruise. Spin reps will be available to answer questions and discuss adaptive Spin e-bike options. Employees who attend the demo will get up to $10 in Spin ride credit. 

ON-DEMAND PROGRAMMING (All Transportation Modes, In-Person or Virtual)
Request a transportation-related program for your department staff meeting or get individualized assistance to optimize your commute with a one-on-one commute consultation. Topics for staff meetings can include (but are not limited to): Transportation Options at CSU, Bicycle Friendly Driver,  Group Travel Training, How to Ride Transit, Basic Bike Maintenance, Spin Demos and more.

  • Contact Jamie Gaskill to schedule a program or training for your department Jamie.Gaskill@colostate.edu or 970-491-2492
  • Schedule a 30-minute one-on-one commute consultation here.

Events

Bike, walk, take the bus or carpool to these upcoming on-campus events.

SUMMER BIKE TO WORK DAY (Biking, In-Person)
Weds, June 22, 6:30 – 9:30 am on The Oval
Celebrate bicycle commuting with the City of Fort Collins and CSU at the Oval on Bike to Work (or Wherever) Day. Pedal down for a cup of coffee, seeing friends, and a snack to go. We want to thank each of you for pedaling to work and welcome you back to campus.

From Our Partners

In partnership with the City of Fort Collins’ FC Moves, see the selection of Smart Cycling classes below (complete Road Rules and Road Skills to earn a Smart Cycling certificate). Follow the links for more information and to register. Registration is required for Smart Cycling classes.

Check out the Engage calendar for other bike training sessions throughout the summer, including Bike Maintenance and Bicycle Friendly Driver.

Upcoming Smart Cycling Sessions:

Bike and Transit Buddies

Want some one-on-one assistance to prepare for your bike or transit commute? Your Bike and Transit Buddies are here to help! CSU’s Parking and Transportation Services (PTS) has teamed up with FC Moves to offer a program that matches you with either a trained Bicycle Ambassador or CSU staff member who can help with:

  • Bike
    • Selecting a comfortable route
    • Riding safely in traffic
    • Fixing a flat tire or other basic bike maintenance
    • Choosing gear for your commute
    • Riding in inclement weather
    • Taking your bike on the bus (or Bike-n-Ride)
    • Other tips and techniques to fit your situation
  •  Transit:
    • Selecting a comfortable route
    • Finding when your bus will arrive
    • Learning how to use your RamCard as your fare card
    • Taking your bike on the bus (or Bike-n-Ride)
    • How to signal your stop location
    • Other tips and techniques to fit your situation

How the program works for bicycling:

  1. Sign up: Complete the bike buddy intake form.
  2. Plan Your Ride: Meet via video call with a member of the PTS team to plan your best route(s) to campus, and answer your bike commuting questions.
  3. Ride: Test your route in-person with a Bike Ambassador! You’ll schedule a time and place to meet with a Bike Ambassador and ride the route together to campus and back. During the ride you can address best practices for riding with traffic, positioning at intersections, trail etiquette and other skills specific to your route. Both participants will be asked to wear a face covering, maintain a distance of six feet during the ride and complete a symptom self-check before arriving on campus.

How the program works for transit:

  1. Call: Transfort at 970-221-6620 and request a travel training
  2. Plan Your Ride: Meet via phone or video call with a member of the Transfort team to plan your best route(s) to campus, and answer your transit commuting questions.
  3. Ride: Test your route in-person with Transfort! You’ll schedule a time and place to meet with a Travel Trainer and ride the route together to campus and back. During the ride you can address any questions you have about commuting with transit. Both participants will be asked to wear a face covering, maintain a distance of six feet during the ride and complete a symptom self-check before arriving on campus.