Help make Colorado’s urban, rural and mountain roads safer and more courteous.

Become a certified Bicycle-Friendly Driver!

Our Bicycle-Friendly Driver program is designed to teach all drivers the best ways to share the road with people on bicycles. The 1.5-hour, interactive class covers the following topics:

  • Common causes of crashes between motorists and bicyclists and how to avoid them

  • Legal and illegal behavior for motorists and bicyclists

  • How to navigate on-street bicycle infrastructure like shared lanes, bike lanes and green paint

  • Why sharing the road is often the safest option for both motorists and bicyclists

Upon successful completion of the class, participants will receive a Bicycle-Friendly Driver certificate and sticker to display on their vehicle.

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 FC Bikes’ certified drivers:

This class should be required as part of getting a driver’s license.

I bet you save a life everyday with the stuff you teach

Even though I have been a bicycle commuter for 10+ years, I learned several new things … The class was a great reminder as a driver and a bicyclist.

Common questions answered during a Bicycle-Friendly Driver class:

  • Why do bicyclists ride in the middle of the road?

  • What is the purpose of a bike box?

  • What do I do if I need to turn right across a bike lane or in front of a bicyclist?

  • What is the safest way to pass a group of bicyclists?

  • What is a sharrow?

  • Is it ever legal to drive across a double yellow line?

  • What if I need to park in a bike lane? (Hint: Don’t!)

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  • Safe Streets Day at the Capitol is just a week away! Click the link in our bio to register today for this FREE event. At Safe Streets Day, you can share how important better bicycling and safer streets are to you—directly with your legislators! Come out and support (and be sure to register so we can link you with legislators and get you breakfast) on February 27 from 8-10 a.m.
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