Share the Road license plates raise awareness and encourage everyone to use our roads safely and respectfully. With nearly 6,000 plates on Colorado vehicles, together we’re spreading the word while raising funds to help make Colorado an even more bicycle-friendly state.

STEP ONE

Order your Share the Road certificate PIN online. You’ll make a one-time $25 donation to Bicycle Colorado, and we’ll email your certificate number. Please allow a few business days to receive your certificate number. If you need it expedited, instructions will be in your confirmation email. Thanks for your support!

Alternatively, you may purchase a paper certificate in person at a Denver-area BikeSource.

STEP TWO

Finish the process through the DMV. You’ll pay a one-time, $50 state specialty license fee plus your regular registration fees. With your certificate PIN, complete your transaction online through DMV e-services.

If you have a paper certificate from BikeSource, take your certificate to your local county clerk’s office to order your new plates.

Share the Road licence plate

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does the Share the Road License Plate cost?

$75 plus your regular registration fee. It breaks down like this: $25 goes to Bicycle Colorado for your approval certificate. It is a one-time, tax-deductible donation that is used for bicycle safety education. $50 goes to your county clerk for the one-time state specialty license plate fee.

How far in advance should I order my Approval Certificate?
  • Ordering online: a few business days (max one week)
  • By phone through Bicycle Colorado (303-417-1544 x 101): usually same day if we are available for expedited service
  • In person at a BikeSource location (metro-Denver only): same day
My registration expires next week. Can I get my Approval Certificate fast?

There are a few options:

  • Take advantage of the 1-month grace period (example: your registration expired in March, and you have until April 30 to get updated tags on your vehicle). If you are at the end of the grace period and need help, call us directly at 303-417-1544 x101 to get your certificate number.
  • If you’re in your grace period, renew your plates now, then take your certificate to your county clerk’s office and transfer your registration to your Share the Road plates. They’ll issue a credit for the unused months on your current registration.
What types of vehicles can I put a Share the Road license plate on?

Motorcycles, passenger cars, trucks, non-commercial and recreational vehicles that don’t exceed 16,000 pounds empty weight.

Do I need an Approval Certificate for each vehicle I’m getting license plates for?

Yes. Each certificate is good for one set of front and rear plates.

 

 

Do I have to wait for my current registration to expire before I order Share the Road plates?

You can order the plates at any time. If you have more than 30 days before your registration expires, you may receive a credit.

Can I keep my current license plate number?

No. Your Share the Road plates will have a new number.

Can I order personalized plates?

Yes. Note: The bicycling graphic will be removed per state rules.

I don’t live in Colorado. Can I get Share the Road plates?

Share the Road plates are only available to Colorado residents.

Governor Ritter signs the bill creating the Share the Road license plates into law on June 3, 2007, at the Elephant Rock Cycling Festival.

Bicycle Colorado at the City and County Building in Denver for the Vision Zero Love-in on February 14, 2017.

Share the Road plates further the mission of Bicycle Colorado

We envision a Colorado where riding a bicycle is always safe and convenient for everyone, where bicycling is the top choice for recreation and everyday trips, and where the benefits of bicycling are experienced and valued by all people in our state.

Share the Road license plates enable Bicycle Colorado to encourage safe driving behaviors. The funds raised from plate purchases go directly to our share the road education fund. Learn more about some of the educational programming we are doing to further encourage drivers and bicyclists to share the road.

Vision Zero is a strategy to eliminate all traffic fatalities and severe injuries, while increasing safe, healthy, equitable mobility for all. Bicycle Colorado members believe in eliminating traffic deaths and making the roads safer for vulnerable road users. Learn more about Bicycle Colorado.

When you donate to purchase your Share the Road license plate, YOU are helping to make the roads safer in Colorado for all of us. Click here to get your plates!

Testimonial

“I attended a Learn to Ride lesson with my younger daughter. We’ve been struggling to get her on a bike for YEARS. Tried all kinds of things with no success, and last night she went from being anxious and wobbly to riding confidently and with joy. She was beaming from ear to ear and can’t wait to get back on the bike. I cannot tell you what a literal life-changing experience this was not only for her, but for the rest of the family, so thank you so much for that, I’m profoundly grateful.”

  • Maya G.
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  • We’ve heard from a lot of #BicycleColorado members and supporters lately about the joy they’ve felt while riding their bikes in recent days! Our next few posts will feature some of their stories. This one comes from Larry H: “Dixon Reservoir, W. Fort Collins, via my Alaskan Fatback! Note Bear Spray is now Cougar Spray!”
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We traveled with bleach spray, wipes, gloves, buffs, raincoats (to wear indoors!). We ate inside our car and motel room. PBJ and frozen turkey pot pies.”