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Bikes Beers and Bands

Bikes, Beers and Bands are the three pillars of the Fort Collins Community. Fort Collins is home to over 20 craft breweries, fosters a thriving local music scene with support from the Music District, and is one of only five cities in the country to be named a Platinum Level Bicycle Friendly City.

Day 1

Bike Ride on Poudre River Trail

The Poudre River Bike Trail is one of Fort Collins’ many paved bike/pedestrian trails that link nature and commuting. This trail meanders along the Poudre River for 10.10 miles from the western foothills to the eastern plains of Fort Collins and travels right through Old Town Fort Collins. Enjoy beautiful river views and tree-covered pathways on this cycling adventure. www.fcgov.com/bicycling/bike-maps.php

Rent Bikes from Fort Collins Bike Share Pace

The City of Fort Collins and Bike Fort Collins, the same team behind the former Fort Collins Bike Library, have partnered with Zagster to launch Pace. Pace Fort Collins is a product of Zagster, and is a modern, dockless bike share system that allows riders to dock their bikes at any local bike rack at the end a ride. Fort Collins residents and guests may now check out a bike on-demand, 24/7, using their phone. Learn more about Pace here. Check out these websites for more information: www.bikefortcollins.orgwww.fcgov.com/bicycling, and www.fccycleclub.org. (970) 419-1050

Bike Ride to Fort Collins' Breweries

The majority of Fort Collins breweries are within a five mile radius of each other and Old Town and for that reason our Biking Brewery Tours are extremely popular. Bicyclists can be seen riding up and down Linden St. and Lincoln Ave. on their way to the next brewery. Follow our Brewery Tour Itinerary for a listing of local breweries and how to get there. Suggestions:

Enjoy Lunch at the Brewery from a Local Food Truck

Find their schedule Here.

Live Music in Old Town Square

Downtown Fort Collins provides free summer concerts on the Old Town Square Stage each Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening. It showcases Colorado’s finest established and emerging musical talent as a natural extension of the Bohemian Nights at NewWestFest festival held each August in Downtown Fort Collins. Make sure to experience Fort Collins’ great nightlife with late night drinks in Old Town. Many restaurants around the downtown area offer great nightlife options as well as our local bars and clubs around town. Find a list of bars and restaurants here:

Day 2

Breakfast at Silver Grill Cafe

The Silver Grill is the oldest restaurant in Northern Colorado, serving legendary breakfast and lunch dishes daily. Wooden floors, huge windows looking out into Old Town, and famous cinnamon rolls give this charming restaurant a special place in the heart of Fort Collins. A perfect pick that is also on the Fort Collins Foodie Itinerary

218 Walnut St
(970) 484-4656
www.silvergrill.com

Brew Cruise w/ Beer and Bike Tours

Beer and Bike Tours offers a wide array of guided tours focusing on none other than bicycles and beer. On their brew cruise tours you will be able to experience the beauty and rigor of biking around Fort Collins with these guided tours and throughout the day, celebrate your accomplishments with stops at multiple local breweries. www.beerandbiketours.com

Lunch at the Colorado Room

This restaurant features all things Colorado including local foods, local beer and spirits, arts, artesian goods, music and more, all in a very fun, laid back atmosphere. The Colorado Room is the perfect place to enjoy a relaxed lunch or dinner celebrating the great state of Colorado.

642 S College Ave
(970) 682-1163
www.thecoloradoroom.com

Fort Collins in Bloom Bike Tour (June-September)

Explore the beauty and color of Fort Collins on this self-guided flower garden tour by bike. Enjoy a shaded ride to the Colorado State University Annual Flower Trial Garden where you’ll get a glimpse of hundreds of different flower species and vibrant colors in front of the historic University Center for the Arts (the old Fort Collins High School). Travel from there to multiple Fort Collins gardens all with a different style, from Xeriscape to family friendly gardens like the Gardens on Spring Creek. www.coloradoinfo.com/fortcollins/inbloom

Visit the Mayor of Old Town

This locally owned and operated tap house brings the Fort Collins brewing and beer community together over a pint of beer. With 100 beers on tap, their ever rotating craft beer menu is a little bit of heaven for any beer aficionado.

632 S. Mason St. 
(970) 682-2410
www.themayorofoldtown.com

Dinner at CooperSmith’s Pub and Brewing

One of Fort Collins’ first breweries, CooperSmith’s serves fine beer and fine food alike. Enjoy patio dining at its finest with the hustle and bustle of Old Town Square.

5 Old Town Sq 
(970) 498-0483
www.coopersmithspub.com

See a show at a local venue

Plan your trip around one of these great events that celebrate our passion for bikes, beers and bands.

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