Help make Colorado’s roads safer for everyone.

Become a certified Bicycle-Friendly Driver or Auto-Friendly Bicyclist!

These programs are designed to teach motorists and bicyclists how to use our streets safely together. The 1.5-hour, interactive courses cover laws for each road user, how to navigate on-street bicycle infrastructure and how to avoid common crashes between motorists and bicyclists. Auto-Friendly Bicyclist also reviews information specific to bicyclists, including how to ride defensively, tips for route planning and how to manage situations unique to bicyclists.

While each course is taught from a different lens (motorist or bicyclist), the two have similar content and all levels of motorists and bicyclists can learn from either course. It is not necessary to participate in both.

Upon successful completion of the course, participants will receive a certificate and sticker to display on their motor vehicle or bicycle.

Upcoming Auto-Friendly Bicyclist courses

All courses are offered for free through a grant from the National Safety Council’s Road to Zero Coalition.

See below for calendar view of courses.

  • Colorado Springs: Wednesday, July 17 at 6:30 P.M. Find more information and register here.

  • Brighton: Wednesday, August 21 at 6:00 P.M. Find more information and register here.

Don’t see a course scheduled near you? We will be adding courses frequently, so check back soon! 
Upcoming Bicycle-Friendly Driver courses

All courses are offered for free through a grant from the National Safety Council’s Road to Zero Coalition or a grant through Boulder County funded by the Regional Air Quality Council and Cyclists 4 Community.

See below for calendar view of courses.

  • Steamboat Springs: Tuesday, June 18 at 2:00 P.M. Find more information and register here.

  • Brighton: Wednesday, June 19 at 6:00 P.M. Find more information and register here.

  • Denver: Tuesday, June 25 at 6:30 P.M. Find more information and register here.

  • Englewood: Wednesday, June 26 at 6:00 P.M. Find more information and register here.

  • Boulder: Thursday, June 27 at 6:00 P.M. Find more information and register here

  • Lafayette: Tuesday, July 16 at 6:00 P.M. Find more information and register here

  • Arvada: Monday, August 5 at 6:00 P.M. Find more information and register here

  • Boulder: Tuesday, August 27 at 6:15 P.M. Find more information and register here

  • Boulder: Wednesday, October 16 at 6:00 P.M. Find more information and register here.

Don’t see a course scheduled near you? We will be adding courses frequently, so check back soon! 

We are all people on our streets. Let’s put each other’s safety first.

Please email bikeschool@bicyclecolorado.org with questions or to inquire about group trainings.

Thanks to FC Bikes and Bike Fort Collins for sharing their Bicycle-Friendly Driver curriculum, which Bicycle Colorado has modified to fit the conditions and needs of the other cities and communities where we train.

Testimonials from Bicycle Colorado’s certified motorists:

All drivers need to take this class! This should be mandatory.

As a driver, motorcyclist and bicyclist, there was a lot of new information that everyone should know.

Very informative, addressed all topics and provided information that I didn’t know about traffic laws.

I have decades of bicycling experience both work related and personal riding… I took the test before the class and did not ace it.

Communities where we have already certified motorists and bicyclists:

  • Arapahoe County
  • Adams County
  • Aurora
  • Boulder
  • Brighton
  • Broomfield
  • Colorado Springs
  • Crested Butte
  • Denver
  • Evergreen
  • Glenwood Springs
  • ​Golden​
  • Grand Junction
  • Greenwood Village
  • Jefferson County
  • Lafayette
  • Lakewood
  • Littleton
  • Lone Tree
  • Longmont
  • Louisville
  • Northglenn
  • Sheridan
  • Silverthorne
  • Sterling
  • Superior 
  • Westminster
  • Wheat Ridge

We are partnering with communities across Colorado, so this list is always growing! 

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