Zombies, lights, & cold-weather biking, oh my! Bike classes for everyone


Rams have multiple opportunities to brush up on their bicycling safety skills this month, with three educational opportunities ranging from surviving the zombie apocalypse on your bike to learning to ride in colder weather.

The events, put on in partnership by CSU’s Parking and Transportation Services and the city’s FCBikes programs, have something for everyone, including free bike lights for short winter days, tips on bike maintenance and selecting the best route to and from campus, and understanding the rules of the road.

  • Zombie Smart Cycling – 8:15 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 22, starting at the CSU Lory Student Center, Room 312. Join this fun zombie twist on a popular smart cycling class to learn how to safely navigate roads, trails and the zombie apocalypse by bike; the rules of the road for cyclists and what to do when zombies ignore them; on-bike zombie- and crash-avoidance skills; tips for preparing your bike for the zombie apocalypse. Then test out your new skills by pedaling through the 2016 Zombie Fest in Old Town Fort Collins. A free lunch is provided. Register here.
  • Cycling in Winter – 6:30 – 8 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 18, at the Lory Student Center, Room 300.Interested in riding year-round, but not sure how to prepare for the colder season? Learn tips and techniques to ride safely, confidently, and comfortably. Topics include what to wear, what to ride, safe winter bike handling, route selection, and winter bike maintenance. Register here.
  • Light Up the Night, 6-8:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 18, at the Lory Student Center Flea Market. Did you know front lights are required on bicycles at night? Stop by Light Up the Night for free bike lights (while supplies last). No registration necessary. More information.