CSU hosts a variety of events and campaigns to celebrate bicycling at CSU, promote safety and encourage regular bicycle commuting.

CSU and the Campus Bicycle Advisory Committee (CBAC) play a critical role in encouraging people to ride to campus by providing a variety of opportunities and incentives to ride their bike. Our Bike to Work Day stations, first-year student We Ride event, the employee Get Back on the Bike program, Earth Week activities, and numerous classes offered with CSU and the City of Fort Collins help promote bicycling for all.

Campus Bicycle Advisory Committee

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The Campus Bicycle Advisory Committee was founded in 2008 to champion bicycle initiatives on our campuses. It meets the second Thursday of each month from 11:30am to 1:00pm.  The committee seeks active participation from representatives across our campuses to improve bicycling in Fort Collins.   Please consider attending an upcoming meeting to get involved.

CBAC Agenda and Minutes

President’s Sustainability Commission

The President’s Sustainability Commission has the important role of providing the President and Cabinet a variety of perspectives on sustainability from an environmental, economic, and social justice lens.

CBAC reports to the President’s Sustainability Commission through a liaison relationship.   Annual bicycle commuting data is reported to the commission for inclusion in their reporting.  Bicycle commuting is an integral criteria for the AASHE STARS designation managed by the Commission for the following criteria:

  • IN-14: Bicycle Friendly University
  • OP-16: Student Commute Modal Split
  • OP-17: Employee Commute Modal Split

The Commission also recognizes the Bicycle Friendly University designation by the League of American Bicyclists as a measurable sustainability achievement.

Community Rides

People riding bicycles in group

Community Rides for CSU employees help new bicyclists learn skills, gain confidence and build community.

Get Back on the Bike

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The application period for the 2023-2024 Get Back on the Bike Cohort is now closed. Please check back in spring 2024 to apply for the next cohort. 

Get Back on the Bike is an annual series of eight classes for CSU employees who want to bike to work, tune up their bike, get safety gear, and learn strategies to travel in traffic and overcome other safety or comfort obstacles through personalized travel training.  If you have questions about the program, please contact Jamie Gaskill at jamie.gaskill@colostate.edu.

Bike to Breakfast &  Fort Collins Bike to Work Day

Four tents with bicyclists attending event.

Bike to Breakfast events are held on several Wednesdays throughout September, to welcome new students and the campus community, and encourage a safe bike commute through outreach and education (along with free food, lights and helmets!). CSU also hosts one of the most highly-attended Bike to Work Day stations in Fort Collins, for both Summer and Winter Bike to Work Day.

Smart Cycling Classes

Teacher on bicycle

Smart Cycling is a free, two-part class designed to teach rules of the road, improve skills and build confidence. The first part, “Road Rules” is a 2.5 hour classroom session to discuss rules of the road, infrastructure and maintenance, while the second session, “Road Skills,” is a three hour on-bike session to develop bike handling skills to build confidence for riding with traffic on trails and roads.

Earth Week

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CSU Earth Week features a multitude of events and activities surrounding alternative transportation including bicycling.  Volunteers are needed to staff breakfast events, conduct surveys, and take bike counts.

Light Up the Night

We host Light Up the Night soon after the Fall Daylight Savings change.  Volunteers hand out bike lights in return for a pledge from students to use their bike lights.