Bikes Beers & Bands Itinerary
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.
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 Spin
The City of Fort Collins has welcomed an e-bike and e-scooter share program Spin to the city. Spin, which operates in communities across North America and Europe, has e-scooters and e-bikes located throughout the city and CSU campus. Users can access and rent the devices through the Spin app. Some locations in Fort Collins, like the Old Town dismount zone, will be geofenced, meaning devices will not be allowed to operate within the ‘fenced’ dismount area. The City’s operating and parking rules for e-bikes and e-scooters will also apply to Spin devices. Spin e-scooters and e-bikes will be parked at several key Transfort bus stops and stations.
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:
- New Belgium - 500 Linden St. (970) 221-0524 www.newbelgium.com
- Odell Brewing Co. - 800 E. Lincoln Ave. (970) 498-9070 www.odellbrewing.com
- Horse and Dragon - 124 Racquette Dr. (970) 631-8038 www.horseanddragonbrewing.com
- Maxline Brewing - 2724 McClelland Dr. (970) 286-2855 www.maxlinebrewing.com
Enjoy Lunch at the Brewery from a Local Food Truck
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. 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.
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
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
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.
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
See a show at a local venue
- Aggie Theatre - 204 S. College Ave (970) 482-8300 www.aggietheatre.com
- Avogadro’s Number - 605 S. Mason St (970) 493-5555 www.avogadros.com
- Washington's - 132 Laporte Ave (970) 232-9525 www.washingtonsfoco.com
- The Mishawaka Amphitheater - 13714 Poudre Canyon Highway 1-888-THE-MISH (834-6474) www.themishawaka.com
Plan your trip around one of these great events that celebrate our passion for bikes, beers, and bands.