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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