RAT Rides

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RAT (Ride Around Town) Rides

are casual paced fun-rides designed to explore different areas across Fort Collins each ride. Friendly, experienced ride leaders, a no attitude, no drop pace, stopping to smell the flowers and talk about road conditions.  RAT rides explore a different low stress bike route each month and every ride ends over beers at a local watering hole.

 

(Don’t let is scare you, but a summary of each ride in the form of a route guide is posted and reported to FC Bikes).

July 9 – Hampshire Bikeway 

August 11 – Celebrate opening of the Long View Trail. Round trip ride, Fort Collins to Loveland.
 
Overall, RAT rides are still advocacy focused, but with a stronger emphasis on fun rides. That means we will now depend upon you as riders to capture any detailed ride notes and forward them on to the appropriate entities. We will communicate big comments, issues, or ideas from our rides on the BFC FB page. Our ride routes will be focused as much on fun as trying to find some infrastructure in need of improvement. If you have specific route ideas, send them along.
 
If you have other location ideas for starting or ending rides, please also send them along.
 
Hopefully you can join us for at least some rides this year. Feel free to pass this message along to your friends. The only requirements are wearing helmets, obeying the rules of the road, and having fun.
 

If you’re interested in leading a RAT ride please contact Bruce Henderson bruce.henderson@bikefortcollins.org

For more information on specific rides, please send an email to info@bikefortcollins.org

 

Reports

 

February 2016

North on Dunbar bikeway to Pitkin

Feb 2016 RAT Ride

March/April 2016

NW from Fossil Ridge HS to Prospect and College

July/August 2016

Best bike routes to Old Town