When my wife and I became parents, we felt very motivated to create an active lifestyle for our family. We spent lots of time outside, on walks, and at the park with our son. Biking didn’t enter the picture until a friend told us how much she and her toddler enjoyed biking together. We started biking regularly and were hooked! I will write more about successful family biking in the future; this post will focus on Fort Collins bike commuting.
Location, location, location
It took planning and a couple years for me to start bike commuting. The biggest step was to move somewhere more bike-friendly (Chicago didn’t cut it for me). Fort Collins is an official “Bike Friendly City,” a certification awarded by The League of American Bicyclists. Fort Collins is continually striving for a better bike infrastructure, specifically a low-stress network by 2020.