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One Speed Open scheduled for December 9th

Saturday, November 24th, 2012

The One Speed Open is happening! Check out the One Speed Open blog for updates. The Bike Co-op has a history of supporting this event…just make sure you’re ready for 30-40 miles of winter gravel grinding at race pace. Rumor has it, there will also be a One Speed Open “Lite” option for those who don’t want to kill themselves trying to keep up with Dan Lionberg. Rafael always finds a great local non-profit to support and all of the $15 entry fee goes to charity.

Clean out your garage during bike month !

Monday, June 4th, 2012

Help fill up the rack at REI

Do you have an unused bike taking up space in the garage? A bike that yearns to see the world and breathe fresh air? The Fort Collins Bike Co-op is seeking donations of decent quality adult and children’s used bicycles to support its many community-based programs.During the month of June, bring your bike to either the Bike Co-op at 331 North College or REI Fort Collins at 4025 South College,… and the Co-op’s team of volunteers will prepare it for a second life.Donate your bike at REI and get a coupon as well !

Donations preferred during regular business hours at the respective locations.
Bike Co-op Weds and Friday 2-5pm and Sunday 12-6pm
REI M – F 10 am – 9 pm, Sat 9 am – 8 pm or Sun 10 am – 6 pm

Remember that the bike you pass every morning in your garage is a priceless resource that can make a huge difference to our community. For more information on the bike drive or any of the Fort Collins Bike Co-op’s initiatives or its mission, visit

Fall in Love on the bike path

Thursday, May 10th, 2012

Keep an eye out next time you’re riding, you might find your future spouse.

Bike Co-op’s “Watch for Bikes!” Campaign Takes Off

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

The Safe Cycling Program of the Bike Co-op ordered 10,000 “watch for bikes” stickers last winter and has gone through nearly all of them. While the stickers are designed

to go on the bottom of the rear view mirror on the driver’s side of your car, the City has decided to put them on the windshield just below the oil change sticker. So far we’ve delivered 1200 stickers to the City motor pool.
At the CSU Smart transportation fair two weeks ago three campus agencies requested stickers and we ended up giving out 3,000 to the CSU motor pool, parking services, and the CSU Police Department. Parking services intends to distribute a sticker to anyone who gets a parking permit to park on campus.
Finally, the County motor pool called and requested 600 stickers for the smaller county vehicles. Hopefully they’ll find them valuable on every single county vehicle.
The stickers are popular among school kids (any sticker is) and they don’t last long on foreheads or the backs of hands. But they last on bike helmets and on bikes where a lot of them have ended up. They also look great on bathroom mirrors in middle schools and Old Town bars.
If you know of a business with a lot of vehicles that might make use of these, write Click For Email and we’ll see that they get a few hundred!

Big Al’s Change Jar Yields $900 to Bike Co-op in June

Thursday, August 4th, 2011
Big Als check

Representatives from the Bike Co-op receive $900 check from Big Al's (left to right are Matt Diemer, Doug Cutter, Brandon (Big Al's manager), and Rick Price)

The next time you are in the mood for a hamburger or hot dog in Old Town, stop in at Big Al’s and enjoy a burger, a cheeseburger a Detroit Coney Dog or a Chicago Dog (served with sport peppers, neon relish and celery salt!

And as you pay for you lunch, throw that change in Big Al’s change jar to benefit a local 501-c-3 non-profit organization.

Bike Co-op Board President, Doug Cutter, and Rick Price, head of the Safe Cycling project at the Co-op are proud to recieve a check for $900 from Big Al’s staff for June 2011.

“This will help us to complete the rebuild on our panel van for our safe cycling program,” said Cutter. “That’s right,” said Price, “with this we’ll prepare our ‘BEAST – Bike Education and Safety Truck’” to take bicycle safety programs to schools, neighborhoods, and community picnics.