Ride To Work – Ride To Shop

Want to save money on gas and wear and tear on your car — consider the bicycle as alternate or even a primary mode of transportation. Not only does cycling to work or the store save you money, it also provides you with a healthy form of exercise. From learning how to get around safely to how to use parking protected bike lanes, this page will help you safely navagate Colorado Springs by bicycle. The major agencies providing bicycle infrastructure are listed below with links pertinent to “Getting Around” by bicycle.

listed below are the major agencies providing bicycle infrastructure throughout the Pikes Peak region with links pertinent to “Getting Around” by bicycle.

Streets Department

With all of the road repair work funded by 2C money, it might be hard to know which roads you use on a regular basis for your bicycle commute are being worked on. That’s why the City of Colorado Springs has developed a “Cone Zone” map which is updated on a weekly basis. Make sure you check it out before you leave on your morning commute (hopefully by bicycle)

Cone Zone Map

The City of Colorado Springs is making it easier to get around! Guided by a Bike Master Plan (currently being updated), the City is improving its on-road bicycle infrastructure at a rapid pace. As soon as we are made aware of bike infrastructure improvements, we will post those on our Get Around News Blog.

What’s New – Bike Projects

With all of the upgrades to bicycling facilities in the Colorado Springs area, the City Streets Department is updating its bicycle map. The 2014 map is currently available online. As soon as the 2015 Bike Map becomes available, we will post it on our Maps Page.

2014 City Bike Map

The City also maintains a reporting system for cycling issues as part of its GoCoSprings app. You can also report an issue by going directly to their web site. the links are provided below.

Report a Cycling Issue

In order to Get Around in Colorado Springs, many bicycle commuters and casual cyclists make use of the off-road trail network operated and maintained by the City’s Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department. Many of these trails (such as the Pikes Peak Greenway and the Midland Trail) are paved and suitable for road and other “skinny tire” types of bicycles. Other trails are natural surface routes that are more suitable to “mountain” style bicycles. Maps of individual parks and trails will be available on our Maps Page and on the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department Parks, Trails and Open Space Maps page. The system-wide map which shows both on-street and off-street routes is available through the “Bike Map” link above.

As you are out riding in any of the City’s Parks, if you notice a hazardous situation or simply a trail or natural feature that needs some attention, click the link below.

Park Service Maintenance Request

Community Services

Another agency that provides key trails for both recreation and travel by bicycle is El Paso County Parks. As part of El Paso County Community Services, the Park Operations Division maintains regional parks and nature centers throughout El Paso County. Two important trails, the Bear Creek Regional Trail and the New Santa Fe Trail are used extensively by cyclists to get around the area.

As you are out riding in any of the City’s Parks, if you notice a hazardous situation or simply a trail or natural feature that needs some attention, click the link below.

Park Service Maintenance Request

NEWS

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Outreach Committee Chair opening

Bike Colorado Springs is currently searching for the right volunteer to lead our Outreach efforts. The goal of the BCS outreach committee is to build a cohesive community around all forms of…

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