Friday Afternoon Bike Club tours celebrate safe connection and Fort Collins culture

Posted on November 12, 2020

This Fall, members of Norris Design’s Fort Collin’s office geared up for what they call the Friday Afternoon Bike Club (FABC). Planned for riders of all abilities, these bi-monthly rides through Northern Colorado’s bikeways, parks, natural areas and neighborhoods celebrate safe connection and the Fort Collins culture. 

 We were looking for a new way to safely connect with each other while doing something fun. Our team has been able to smile, recharge and explore new bike routes, while gaining some great nicknames and discovering who has the best bike skills — or not! (Kelley Savage | PLA, Senior Associate, Norris Design)

For their inaugural ride, FABC completed the Spring Creek Trail Public Art Tour — a series of murals, sculptures and interpretive signage visible from the trail. A collaboration between the City of Fort Collins Art in Public Places Program and local artists, it’s one of several public art tours in Fort Collins.

Next, FABC joined Kenny Bearden, Director of the Overland Mountain Bike Association, for an urban singletrack tour through Fort Collins’ downtown area. The group’s route started and ended at Norris Design’s office in Downtown Fort Collins and featured paved and natural surface trail along the Cache La Poudre River.

Rolling on, the FABC crew toughed it out in below-30-degree temps for a short Halloween inspired jaunt down Mountain Avenue to the spooky Grandview Cemetery, taking in the decorations along the way.

A full list of FABC planned rides include: 

  • Spring Creek Trail Public Art Tour
  • Fort Collins Urban Singletrack Tour
  • Spring Canyon Bike Park Tour
  • Lory State Park Tour
  • Fort Collins Urban Design Awards Tour
  • Canal Trails Hidden Gems Tour