COLORADO BIKE MONTH
JUNE IS BIKE MONTH IN COLORADO
June is Colorado Bike Month, a time when we celebrate bike riding for recreation, transportation, and healthy, sustainable living! As your local bicycle advocacy non-profit, we enjoy finding new, innovative ways to help you incorporate cycling into your everyday life. During Bike Month we are privileged to enjoy a collection of bike related activities and celebrations in one of the top 5 Bicycle Friendly Communities in the country.
While the majority of last summer’s Bike Month events were canceled and revamped due to COVID-19, we are hopeful that this summer’s festivities may be a return to some normalcy. Come out and help us make Colorado Bike Month 2021 one to remember! Stay tuned as we receive guidance on health and safety protocol for social events moving forward.
BICYCLE FILM FESTIVAL
June 11 – 27th
Last December we brought the Bicycle Film Festival to Fort Collins for the first time in a virtual format. We are especially proud to bring back another virtual festival in June to help celebrate Bike Month.
This time, tune in to watch the feature length, Together We Cycle along with a collection of other short films. Together We Cycle chronicles the events that led to the Dutch’s bike-centricity, which wasn’t always a smooth ride. But, it showcases the struggle can be worth it, as it encapsulates a bicycle culture Bike Fort Collins envisions for our city.
How does the virtual Bicycle Film Festival Washington DC #2 work? A ticket allows you to view the 90 minute short film followed by panel discussion from Friday June 11 at 6:00pm MT through Sunday June 27th at 11:59pm MT streamed to your computer, tablet, or smart TV by simply clicking on the link provided by email 15 minutes before opening date and time.
Ticket prices are “sliding scale” $10, $15, $20 so all ticket prices entitle you to the same content. You may view BFF in one sitting, or as you will, from the comfort and safety of your home.
A portion of all ticket sales goes to support Bike Fort Collins
Bicycle Film Festival has been celebrating bicycles through art, film and music for the last 20 years with over 90 cities worldwide and a viewer audience of 1 million and growing. The festival has an incredible history of working with the most important artists, filmmakers, venues, and institutions around the world.
BIKE MONTH ART CONTEST
In celebration of Colorado Bike Month we invite you to capture your love of bikes in whatever media form you prefer. This is an opportunity to convey the magic of riding through visual arts using canvas, paper, photographs, video, paint, marker, crayon, collage, etc. Get creative with whatever materials you have at your disposal, send us a pic, scan your image, or send the media file and enter your chance to win a prize package from local Fort Collins businesses! Submissions accepted the entire month of June (June 1 – 30) All ages and abilities welcome, please submit to email@example.com
Colorado Bike Month Creative Writing Contest
The Bike Fort Collins Creative Writing Contest is your opportunity to share a bike related story with us in 5,000 words or less. Share your personal experiences, fictional stories, testimonials, inspirational moments… any and all bike related expressions in written word. Submit your stories and enter your chance to win a prize package from local Fort Collins businesses! Submissions accepted the entire month of June (June 1 – 30). All ages and abilities welcome, please submit to firstname.lastname@example.org
Bike to Work Day – June 23rd
This year, a socially distanced version of this event is being planned as Bike to Work Day, or Bike to Wherever Day (for those who are working from home) It’s a great day to celebrate and get out on your bike for whatever reason. Read More here
Remington Bike Count Challenge – June 23rd
Let this be the year that we break the Remington Bike Count record!
Back by popular demand, Bike Fort Collins leads the charge to break the standing Remington Bike Count record on Bike to Work (Wherever”) Day this June. The current record was set on September 2, 2017 with 1,737 riders counted. Last year,on the same day, we came quite close to beating that record at 1,502 riders, but narrowly missed the goal. Help us achieve our goal of 2,000 riders by riding your bike past the Remington Bike Count located on Remington Avenue near the corner of Lake Street. Racking up the bike count numbers on this day is more about the symbolic coming together as a community than capturing actual bicycle mode share. With that in mind, please don’t feel shy about riding past the counter multiple times. This is about having fun and racking up the scoreboard!
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