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.

Public course schedule

  • Brighton: Bicycle-Friendly Driver on Wednesday, March 6 at 6:00pm. Find more information and register here.

  • Brighton: Auto-Friendly Bicyclist on Thursday, March 14 at 6:00pm. 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 drivers:

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.

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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  • Thanks to everyone who came out wanting to do their part to make our streets safer at last night’s Bicycle-Friendly Driver course in Lakewood! We did hear feedback that our cookies were too small—we heard you, we’ll try and do better 😂.
  • Now that’s just mean. No bike (or bicyclist!) deserves this!
  • Beautiful day for a bike commute. #bicyclecolorado