We believe riding a bike should be accessible, safe and enjoyable for everyone, regardless of skill level, age, gender, race or socioeconomic status. That thinking is also why, in 2017, the Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG) established the Active Bike Corridors (ABCs) on Bike to Work Day.

Now, two years later, Bicycle Colorado in partnership with Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and longtime Bicycle Colorado board member, Graham Hollis, we’re launching a new and exciting program to highlight and promote these seven high-comfort corridors throughout the Denver metro area. The aim of the ABCs is to engage with new riders and existing riders throughout the metro community 365 days a year, to ditch their car and hop on their saddle. 

Whether  you’re commuting to work, school, the playground, grocery shopping or out for date night, Bicycle Colorado has you covered with these seven corridors. 

ABC Master Map

The Seven Corridors

Click on each corridor to learn more!

                 

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Our aim is to get new riders on the corridor who are curious and new to commuting by bike in Denver. We are doing this by creating a variety of educational opportunities, offering programming and guided group commuter rides.  Scroll and click below to learn about our classes and browse our interactive event calendar and sign up to a program near you!

Looking to bring one of these programs to your work place or need further information?

Contact our Education Program Coordinator Chris Winn  chris@bicyclecolorado.org

ABC Programs

Confident Commuting 101

A comprehensive introduction to bike commuting. Topics include choosing the right bike and fit, clothing and gear and how to clean up and be presentable for work. Later, we shift to rules of the road and traffic scenarios. This involves an in-depth discussion of safety tips, bike laws, etiquette, infrastructure and lane positioning.  Presentation length is 1.5hrs, but can be tailored shorter if needed.

Basic Bike Mechanics

Participants are guided through the basics of taking care of a bicycle, including fixing a flat, adjusting brakes and maintaining a chain. All participants will get the opportunity to change a flat tire. In addition, participants will learn the “ABC Quick Check”–an easy way to make sure your bike is ride-ready that will help prevent crashes due to bike malfunction.  Class length is 1.5hr, but can be tailored shorter if needed.

Winter Riding 101

Interested in riding year-round, but not sure how to prepare for the colder season? Just because the temperatures start to dip, it doesn’t mean the fun stops!  Participants of this class will learn tips and tricks on what to wear for comfort and warmth, best preparing your bike and gear, route navigation and how to ride safely in wet or snowy conditions.  Presentation length is 1hr. 

 

Family & Youth Education

We want bicycling to be an appealing option for families commuting to school, activities or errands, but realize that it can be an overwhelming experience for adults to begin riding on the city streets with their kids.  To increase ridership on the ABC’s, we will offer youth/family focused programs and group rides along the corridors.  We are happy to tailor programs to suit any particular needs, so feel free to get in touch and start a conversation on how we best can help.

 

Corridor Group Rides

Let’s get out and ride! Come join a guided ride on one of the seven corridors led by our expert Bicycle Colorado Education Team.  All ages and abilities are welcome, this is a great opportunity for any beginner riders to learn and build their confidence before venturing out on their own. Participants will receive feedback on their riding as well as practice bike maneuvering skills to further build confidence and decrease the chance of being involved in a crash. The group will travel at a comfortable pace to accommodate different riding levels.

Check the Google calendar below for specific ride details and make sure to register before coming along.  See you on the road!

Active Bike Corridors Presented By JUMP

Curious about trying one of the new dockless bike share options?  We are excited to announce a partnership with JUMP, the first dockless electronic bike share company to launch in Denver.  We will be leading specific rides on shortened (~2mile) Active Bike Corridor routes leading into downtown Denver.  At these events, people will be able to learn more and experience the ease and joy of riding a JUMP bike for themselves. You can learn more about the specific JUMP routes here, and watch our calendar below for the next upcoming JUMP Active Bike Corridor ride near you!

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Testimonial

“I believe strongly that if more people ride bikes in comfort, many will adopt them as active transportation. I support Bicycle Colorado because they are dedicated to providing safe routes to school for our children and safe, convenient routes to work and exercise for adults through their work with our state and local governments.”

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Take a listen by clicking the link in our bio and jumping ahead to the 36-minute mark of the episode!
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Please join us in celebrating Matt and this huge accomplishment! How long have YOU been riding to work?