These rides are intended to encourage, engage, advocate, generate goodwill and build bicycle culture and community.


RAT Rides are advocacy rides with a heavy emphasis on fun. They are casually paced, designed to explore different areas across Fort Collins from a bicycle safety lens. Friendly, experienced ride leaders set a no drop, no attitude pace, and make frequent stops to smell the flowers and talk about road conditions, infrastructure, traffic volume, etc.

BFC representatives capture any ride notes and details from what is observed or identified and forward them on to the appropriate entities. Any big comments, issues, or ideas from the rides are communicated on the BFC Facebook page. Ride routes are focused on fun as much as trying to finding any areas for cycling safety improvement. Route ideas or suggestions welcome.

All rides are currently on-hold during the pandemic. Watch here, our eNewsletter and social media outlets for the date of the next scheduled ride, or email us at The only requirements are wearing helmets, obeying road laws for bicyclists, and having fun.

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Bike Fort Collins invites you to participate in the Ride of Silence with us each year. It’s always held on the 3rd Wednesday in May.

This year, the event was held virtually on May 20, 2020, beginning at 7 p.m. where participants did their rides individually.

In accordance with the recommendations of the Ride of Silence website, we alwasys ask that you follow these ride guidelines:

  • Remember and honor those who’ve been hit & killed while riding or seriously injured
  • Ride slowly and a relatively short distance – this is not a race
  • Wear a helmet & obey road laws for bicyclists

Suggested short, family-friendly rides:

Poudre Trail

Warren Lake Loop

Leet Martinez Out and Back


Join us for a Galentine’s Bike Ride on or around Valentine’s Day each February, as we celebrate friendship with all women, trans, femme, and non-binary folx.

This year the event was held on February 12, 2020. We met at Rally King Brewing at 5:30 p.m. and rolled out at 6 p.m. for a 9.5 mile, round trip, no-drop ride. Post-ride brews followed.

Visit this page or watch our Facebook page for details and more information as we approach the date each year.


It’s your favorite mathematical constant event, Tour de Pi(e).

Join us on March 14 (3.14) each year, for a casual, no-drop 9-mile ride route (in the shape of of a pie) meeting at Ginger & Baker. We meet at 10:30A for an 11:00A rollout. We then meet back up at Ginger & Baker for delectable pie treats and exciting giveaways. Come out and join us for our annual Pi(e) Day celebration! 

Visit this page or watch our Facebook page for details and more information as we approach the date each year.

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