Teach! Unite! Advocate!
for a better bicycle community in the Pikes Peak Region.
Bike Colorado Springs bringing a Bicycle Ambassador Program program to fruition. If you are a community-minded individual, we are looking for people like you help us make a program modeled after the Fort Collins Bicycle Ambassador Program a reality in the Pikes Peak Region.
Learn More about what this program accomplished in 2020 below
How Bike COS Bicycle Ambassadors can provide support
Support Open Streets events where neighborhood streets are repurposed for bicyclists and pedestrians.
Celebrate, including grand openings of new urban trails and streets that are designed and built to accommodate people
Host rides and socials to connect bike riders with local business and restaurants
Provide leadership and mentorship to people who want to ride more, local community centers and community groups.
Work with our Education Committee to provide introduction to riding and bike safety classes
Three levels of Bike Ambassadors for 2021
Bronze – Can support events with other Bike Ambassadors
Requirements (Aprox 2hrs) – Pass Safety Exam/Pass BikeCOS 101/Attend Bicycle Ambassador Orientation
Silver – Can assist with rides and classes
Requirements (Aprox 8hrs total) – In addition to Bronze, Become League of American Bicyclists Smart Cycling Certified (4hrs), Pass Auto friendly cyclist or bike friendly driver class (1.5hrs)
2021 Exception – Silver Bicycle Ambassadors will be able to Lead Rides if they satisfactorily assist with 2+ rides and plan to complete LCI course within the next 12 months.
Gold – Can lead rides and teach classes
Requirements (Aprox 20hrs total) – In addition to Silver, Complete League Cycling Instructor curriculum (8hrs),CPR Certified (2hrs)
The Bike Colorado Springs Bicycle Ambassador program is run by our Outreach Committee , if you would like to learn more about our other outreach activities reach out to our Committee leadership for more information.