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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 exiting 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!

Get Involved Today!

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.  Check out our public calendar above and click below to learn about our classes.

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

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, the importance of visibility and how to stay safe in wet or snowy conditions.  Presentation length is 1hr. 

Corridor Group Rides

Come join a guided ride on one of the seven corridors led by our expert Bicycle Colorado Education Team!  Check the Google calendar above for specific ride details, but this is a great opportunity for any beginner riders to learn and build their confidence before venturing out on their own.

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

Contact our Lead Educator Chris Winn today! chris@bicyclecolorado.org

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