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Bicycling in Fort Collins

Bicycling

Bicycling is a great way to get to know Fort Collins. With relatively flat terrain, wide bike lanes, and bike trails that follow both the Poudre River and Spring Creek, bicycling is a fun, healthy, and environmentally friendly way to recreate and see all that Fort Collins has to offer. Check out the bike map to help you with the orientation of Fort Collins here.

Since 2008, the Fort Collins Bicycle Library has been lending bicycles to visitors and residents looking to explore the City of Fort Collins. We offer a variety of self guided tours from the "Bike the Sites" collection, including the Brewery Tour, Environmental Learning Tour, and the Historic Homes Tour. The Bike Library is centrally located in the heart of downtown Fort Collins at the Cafe Bicyclette. For more information, please visit www.fcbikelibrary.org If it's mountain biking you are after, we have lots of great mountain biking trails minutes from downtown. Visit the City of Fort Collins Natural Areas for information on riding the foothills trails or check out Lory State Park, or Horsetooth Mountain Park for prime mountain biking action.

Additionally, Fort Collins is home to many bicycling non-profit organizations. Check out these websites for more information: www.fcgov.com/bicycling, www.fccycleclub.org, www.bikefortcollins.org and www.velo-one.com. We even host a world class cycling festival in June - see www.fccyclingfest.com.

If you are interested in renting mountain bikes or even a guided tour, take a look at our partner businesses below. Fort Collins' best biking is right at your fingertips!

Beer & Bike Tours
2414 Stanley Court
(970) 201-1085

“Adventures on Tap"
From our base in Fort Collins we offer a variety of single and multi-day trips. Day tour options include mountain, road or cruiser riding. All of our tours stop at some of the amazing craft breweries in Fort Collins and along the Front Range. Beer & Bike Tours also creates custom tours catering to the needs of small groups, corporate outings, family and friend reunions, and activities for non-cycling partners. Come along for with our local guides and experience Fort Collins at it’s best. -Cheers!

Fort Collins Natural Areas
PO Box 580
(970) 416-2815

Natural Areas are naturally yours! The City's Natural Areas Department manages 43 sites, 100 miles of trail and over 40,000 acres locally and regionally, so there is likely a natural area near you! You are welcome to explore and help care for these special places. Free educational activities are offered year-round too.

Front Range Ride Guides
1021 Rolland Moore Dr.
(720) 208-0152

Front Range Ride Guides specializes in guided mountain bike tours along the Colorado Front Range, including the areas in and around Boulder, Denver, Golden, Fort Collins, and beyond. We create one-of-a-kind customized bike tours, tailored to your ability level and desires, that showcase the finest trail riding, scenery, and mountain culture that Colorado has to offer.

Our tours range from easy to epic to accommodate first time riders as well as seasoned experts. FRRG provides all you'll need: riding gear, unrivaled service and support, extensive local knowledge, and an infectious passion for biking. We make it stress-free and fun. All you have to do is ride and enjoy! Give us a shout, come ride with us, and go home with some stories that you'll be telling for years to come!

Larimer County Natural Resources
1800 South CR 31
(970) 679-4570
(970) 679-4574

Manages recreation at Carter Lake; Flatiron, Horsetooth, and Pinewood reservoirs; Estes Park Campgrounds at Mary’s Lake and East Portal; Big Thompson parks; Devil’s Backbone, Eagle’s Nest, Hermit Park, Horsetooth Mountain, Red Mountain, River Bluffs, and Soderberg open spaces; and others.

Mountains and Plains Institute for Lifelong Learning and Service
155 W Harvard St. Suite 202
(970) 267-3031
(970) 449-7160

Mountains and Plains Institute for Lifelong Learning and Service is a non-profit organization committed to providing high-quality and affordable educational courses, travel, and service learning opportunities for adults.

The Bike Co-Op
331 North College Avenue
(970) 484-3804

Building Community Through Bicycling is our mission. Our programs include public tools and workspace to learn how to fix your own bike, bike safety education, earn-a-bike, bikes for Ghana, and bike valet service. We accept donations of anyting bike related. The sale of low-cost bikes and parts pays our rent.

The FC Bike Library
250 North Mason
(970) 419-1050

A low cost, bicycle lending service for residents, students, and visitors to Fort Collins. Members can borrow the bike for short or long term, $10/day for long term.

Conveniently located in four locations:

1. FCBL Hub (main lending location): 250 N. Mason
2. CSU Surplus: 201 W. Lake St
3. Best Western University Inn: 914 S. College
4. Funkwerks: 1900 E. Lincoln