Share the Road license plates help raise awareness of bicycling in Colorado and encourage everyone who uses our roads to do so courteously and respectfully. With nearly 6,000 plates now on Colorado vehicles, we’re spreading the word across the state while raising funds to help make Colorado an even more bicycle-friendly state.

Share the Road licence plate for people who ride bikes
Share the Road licence plate
Share the Road licence plate - spread the message for safe streets for cyclists

STEP ONE

Order your Share the Road certificate online or purchase one in person at a Denver-area BikeSource.

You’ll make a one-time, tax-deductible $25 donation to Bicycle Colorado, and we’ll email your certificate number within a few business days.

STEP TWO

Take your certificate to your local county clerk’s office to order your new plates.

You’ll pay a one-time, $50 state specialty license fee plus your regular registration fees.

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

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 one day
  • 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).
  • Call us directly at 303-417-1544 x101 to order your certificate. We can usually email your certificate number within 2 business days.
  • 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.
Where do I get Share the Road plates? Do I need to pick them up in person?

Take your Approval Certificate to your county clerk office just as you would to get standard Colorado plates. No special license plates are kept in stock at county clerk offices, but you will be issued temporary tags and your Share the Road plates will be mailed to you. Here’s a list of county clerk and DMV locations. You must go in person. Be sure to bring your Share the Road Approval Certificate and any other documents and payments your county clerk requires.

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.

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.

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.

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