Location: Colorado

Fort Collins Bike Library Grand Opening

Fort Collins Bike LibraryWith the April 5th opening of the Fort Collins Bike Library, Fort Collins, Colorado residents and visitors will be able to check out a bicycle for free.

Sponsored by Bike Fort Collins, the bike library will initially offer a fleet of about 100 bikes of all types and sizes, as well as cargo trailers and kid’s trailers, plus cycling gear such as lights, helmets, and locks. The group ultimately hopes to have more than 300 bikes available.

The bicycles and gear can be checked out by anyone with a valid ID, and be used for up to a week. The bikes are available at two locations: the Fort Collins Bike Co-op and a stand-up kiosk in Old Town Square.

The program, working primarily through volunteers, is funded through a federal grant awarded to help improve air quality by getting people out of cars and on the street walking or riding a bike.

The Fort Collins Bike Library also offers a variety of self-guided tours ranging from brewery tours and historic tours to an environmental learning tour along the scenic Cache La Poudre River Bike Trail. Tour brochures are available at each library location.

The grand opening of the Fort Collins Bike Library will take place at the Co-op, 222 LaPorte Ave. from 11am to 4pm, and will feature free live music, food and bike rides.

Read more: Check out these bikes, Fort Collins Bike Library opens April 5, Checking Out Sweet Rides

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By Randy Rasa, editor/webmaster at Kansas Cyclist, the web's premier Kansas cycling information site, featuring authoritative guides to Kansas cycling clubs, bike shops, organized bike rides, touring, trails, and much more. [learn more]

2 responses to “Fort Collins Bike Library Grand Opening”

  1. Oriello says:

    Please note that the Fort Collins Bike Library is a collaborative effort among the City of Fort Collins, BikeFortCollins.org, and the Fort Collins Bicycle Cooperative. BikeFortCollins.org is a local bicycle advocacy group that has been instrumental in salvaging the city’s bicycle coordinator position from the chopping block. BikeFortCollins.org initiated the proposal for the federal Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) grant and administers the program under the supervision of FC Bikes, the bike program of the City. The Fort Collins Bicycle Cooperative operates as an autonomous project under the auspices of BikeFortCollins.org and, among other activities builds and maintains the fleet of loaner bikes from the library. Visit http://www.BikeFortCollins.org, http://www.fcbikecoop.org or http://www.PlatinumBikePlan.blogspot.com for more information on all these groups.

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