Biking is a great way to get to know Fort Collins. With relatively flat terrain, wide bike lanes, and trails that follow the Poudre River and Spring Creek, biking is a fun, healthy, and environmentally friendly way to recreate. Whether you’re exploring Fort Collins’ 285-plus miles of trails or biking in the mountains, climbing and ascending through the awe-inspiring landscape, you’ll understand why Fort Collins has been named a platinum level bike-friendly city. One trip to Downtown or the local breweries and you’ll see more bikes than cars on the road. Head five miles west to Lory State Park or Horsetooth Mountain Open Space to find mountain biking trails for all skill levels. Visit the City of Fort Collins Natural Areas for information on riding the foothills trails.
Fort Collins offers a Bike Share program called Pace which is a public transportation program that includes a network of bicycles for short-term use. The Bike Share program is a collaboration of Bike Fort Collins, FC Bikes, Zagster, Transfort, and a number of local business sponsors. A variety of self-guided tours is offered, from the “Bike the Sites” collection, including the Brewery Tour, Environmental Learning Tour, and the Historic Homes Tour. For more information, please visit www.bikefortcollins.org. Additionally, Fort Collins is home to many bicycling non-profit organizations.
1. The Fort Collins Bike Share has gotten a facelift.
- 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.
- Download the free Pace app from the App Store or Google Play
- Create a profile (name and email)
- Enter in credit card information, promo codes, EBT membership or cash payment option
- Find a bike at a station or local bike rack using the real time map in the app
- Unlock your bike using the app and start pedaling
- Questions? Go to support.ridepace.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org, call 833-321-PACE
3. Current Station Map, Fees, Rental Instructions (viewable on the Pace app)
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