Visit Fort Collins: Bikes, Beers and Buddies

Visit Fort Collins: Bikes, Beers & Buddies

Day Trip, 7 miles

The Ride

This is a short, easy ride to major landmarks in Fort Collins. Starting in Old Town Square, riders will head out on Mountain Ave. to City Park, then roll through Colorado State University Campus to a beautiful garden setting before heading to New Belgium Brewing, a major point of interest in Fort Collins. The theme is Fort Collins: casual riding on great biking infrastructure, ending with a good brew. This route is for all levels of riders, and easy to complete after-work or during a short weekend stay. It's all done on trail or through bike lanes, so riders can feel safe and secure. 

Itinerary and Biking Distance

This itinerary was designed as a day trip and is around 7 miles.

The Curator, Laura Smith

Laura is a Nebraska native with a background in communications, marketing and events. She is passionate about using bicycles as a main form of transportation, and can usually be found pedaling all over Fort Collins. Laura is the Community Relations Coordinator with Bike Fort Collins; a writer for Scene magazine, covering all things bikes in the Front Range; and a League of American Bicyclists Certified Instructor. When she isn't riding or writing, she can be found planning her next adventure.

The Armstrong Hotel in Old Town Square is a bike friendly lodging option with these beautiful bikes!

The Armstrong Hotel in Old Town Square is a bike friendly lodging option with these beautiful bikes!

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  • New World Sports - $35+ daily for cruisers, city, mountain, road, trailer, trail-a-bike

Fort Collins Bike Library

WHAT TO BRING? Water bottle to stay hydrated

Click "Download" button above to print a double-sided version.

Click "Download" button above to print a double-sided version.

Google Map

To open this is Google Maps on your phone:

  1. Click the star ★ on the map above

  2. Launch Google Maps on your phone

  3. Menu to "Your Places"

  4. Click "Visit Fort Collins…"

Ride with GPS

To open this in Ride with GPS on you phone:

  1. Download the RideWithGPS app

  2. Launch app

  3. Menu to "search routes" for New York

  4. When you find "Visit Fort Collins...", click 3 dots and select, "Ride This"


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City Park

There is always something going on in Old Town Square. Wander around to shops, grab ice cream or a local pint.

B. CITY PARK | Address

Bring your frisbee, favorite read or a blanket to nap on, because City Park has it all. Whether you're there for a Food Truck Rally on Tuesday, or just a fun evening to watch the sunset over the mountains, City Park is a great place to rest

Colorado State

C. COLORADO STATE CAMPUS Address | | 970-491-6444

Stroll through the incredible CSU bike trails, head to the Lory Student Center for a bite or pretend your back in college. Don't forget to catch a photo at the CSU Oval before rolling on.

D. ANNUAL FLOWER TRIAL GARDENS | 1401 Remington St | | 970-491-7179

If you're there while the flowers in bloom, your'e in for a treat. Bring your camera and definitely stop and smell the roses.

Annual Flower Trial Garden

E. NEW BELGIUM BREWING | 500 Linden St | | 970-221-0524

Known for its bikes and brews, New Belgium is a high point of interest for anyone in Fort Collins. Roll up for a pint of Fat Tire and join locals and tourists on the patio for music, fun or a game of Corn Hole.

Ginger and Baker Chicken Biscuit

F. GINGER AND BAKER | 359 Linden St | | 970-223-7437

New to the scene, Ginger and Baker bakes up the best pies and treats you could imagine. In the mood to drink your pie? Order a pie milkshake, you won't be disappointed.

Ginger and Baker Pie Save the best for last - Pie!