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Bicycle Friendly Business (BFB) is part of the League of American Bicyclists’ Bicycle Friendly America (BFA) program. “Bicycle Friendly” certifications can be earned by states, communities (cities), universities and businesses. Organizations within these categories can apply and earn levels, such as Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum. Is your business or employer a certified BFB? If so and you had something to do with it, this could be for you. This BFC program entails BFC volunteers helping to provide workshops, mentorship, and application support and review to businesses interested in applying for a BFB certification. BFC’s BFB Network Team, has played a significant role in Fort Collins having the most BFBs in the country. And we're excited to enlist more businesses, help businesses to level up—continuing to positively influence the bike culture of Fort Collins.

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Events
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Bike to Work Day is a City of Fort Collins hosted event, celebrated once in the summer (June) in conjunction with Colorado Bike Month, and once in the winter (December). Independent of which one, the event entails just what it says, riding your bike to work. Except on this day it includes 25-60 bike station sponsors spread throughout the city’s low stress network of bikeways and bike trails, providing everything from food, drink, music, fun and camaraderie as people make their way to work. Bike Fort Collins is proud to participate at a station during each Bike to Work Day. The summer Bike to Work Day has been postponed until September this year due to COVID-19 precautions, but we'll need volunteers then to help us staff our station.

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Committees
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This committee develops and executes the fundraising strategy for Bike Fort Collins. This includes but is not be limited to confirming, prioritizing and hosting or participation in the key fundraising events for the year, executing strategies to maximize our fundraising campaigns, as well as working with our Program Committee in identifying appropriate grant funds to potentially pursue.

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Not sure what you want to do, but just know that you're interested in helping? This could entail helping staff a booth or table at local events (not otherwise listed as a Project here) where we promote all the great programs that we have, as well as advocate for practicing safe cycling, or even helping on a group ride. 


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Committees
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Working very closely with the Development Committee and Program Committee, as well as our Community Relations Coordinator, this committee helps determine the overall marketing strategy and communication plan for Bike Fort Collins. This entails streamlining and coordinating efficient and effective marketing communication plans and tactics for each program and event to ensure reach to all appropriate target audiences.

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Events
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Open Streets has been taking place in Fort Collins for several years and is a growing movement across the country. Open Streets entails closing a one-to-two mile stretch of city street and infrastructure to cars so that bikes and pedestrians can have uninhibited access while various programs and activities also take place along the route. Bike Fort Collins will have a booth to engage in conversation with the public about our programs, bike safety, bike advocacy and even let people take our Legal or Not Quiz. We can always use the help and the company staffing our booth.

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Programs
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The “Paint the Pavement” Initiative (also sometimes referred to as "Creative Streets") is a project where BFC endeavors to paint various intersections of Fort Collins in the spirit of ultimately improving their safety, contingent upon appropriate approvals from the city.  Our initiative with this has prompted the city to establish a protocol and process (in development) for communities or neighborhoods to submit and receive approval to paint a street in their area. Our intent now is for this project to transition into a need for volunteers to literally help neighborhoods do everything from community organization ( in generating interest and awareness for a creative street opportunity), to navigating the city's approval process, to actually painting the pavement. We hope to do one yet in 2021. 


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Committees
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This committee manages and evolves the overall program strategy for Bike Fort Collins and works closely with the Development Committee to ensure all programs are adequately funded. This includes things like determining the growth plan for Safe Routes to School, and/or determining our bicycle advocacy strategy/plan, ultimately including focus initiatives and their prioritization, as well as any new/future programs to pursue, create or introduce to the organization.

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Programs
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While our Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Instructors are ultimately paid positions, we have instructors begin as volunteers to 1) allow you to ensure it's the right fit for you and, 2) enable you to train/learn so that once we add you to the payroll, you can hit the ground running as an SRTS instructor. When you sign-up for this James Herzog, our Safe Routes to School Instructional Coordinator will follow up with you. 


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Tour de Farms is a 35-40 mile, ½-day+ ride that begins begins and ends at the farmer's market, or local brewery. It is led by BFC representatives and features a combination of paved and gravel roads, along with 3-4 stops at local area farms. Each farm stop features light tastings and refreshments along with a few words from each farm owner/ representative. Each year we need volunteers to help with things like event registration, ride leaders (LCI certification required), and/or support at local farms, or the brewery/event after the ride.

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Events
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Tour de Fat is an annual event hosted by Fort Collins-based, New Belgium Brewing Company. It is an event day packed full of FREE festivities celebrating beer, bikes, and bemusement. We historically need over 200 volunteers for this event each year to help with various stations, ranging from parade support, to beer token sales, to information booths, to clean up. Includes volunteer perks--and a post-event volunteer reception with more FREE beer.