Building Community Through Bicycling
Fort Collins' City Manager, Darin Atteberry has best described our mission with the following words :
"Bicycling is more than a mode of transportation or a recreational activity. It's a way of life, a part of who we are and what we value as a community. As a former city planner, I can tell you that the extent of bicycling (and walking) in a community is a good barometer of quality of life. Streets that are busy with bicyclists and walkers foster a sense of neighborhood and community."
We have many bike communities in Fort Collins:
- Commuter cyclists, including those who bike to work, to shop and to run errands;
- Recreational cyclists including the young and the elderly who pedal our bike paths;
- Mountain bikers;
- BMX cyclists;
- Racing cyclists;
- Children who bike to school;
The Bike Co-op helps to build all these communities and to keep all these bicyclists bicycling through encouragement and educational outreach.
The Bike Co-op itself is a community of cyclists who enjoy tinkering with bikes and who enjoy seeing the others discover the joys of cycling.
If you'd like to become a part of the Bike Co-op community, see our Volunteers page.