Bike the Farms event
Police bike rodeo

Bicycle Rodeo with the Lafayette Police Department

Saturday, June 8 | 9:00am-Noon
355 W. South Boulder Rd | Rear parking lot

This free, fun, annual event is for children 12 and under to learn about bicycle safety from Lafayette police officers. There will be a road skills course, helmet fits, bike safety inspections, AND lunch! 


Road to Zero Bicycle Training Class

Road to Zero - Bicycle and Driver Training Class

Thursday, June 11 | 6:00-7:30pm
Clinica Family Health | 1735 S. Public Road

Both motorists and bicyclists can benefit from this training! The 1.5 hour, interactive class covers topics: below. Childcare provided with reservation.

  • Common causes of crashes between motorists and bicyclists and how to avoid them.
  • Laws and best practices for motorists and bicyclists.
  • How to navigate on-street bicycle infrastructure. - Why sharing the road is the safest option for both motorists and bicyclists.
Reservations recommended.


bike to work day

Bike to Work Day - Breakfast Station

Wednesday, June 26 | 6:30-9:00am
775 W. Baseline Rd (along Baseline Rd, south of the Library)

Strap on your helmet and join the City and our partners at the Lafayette Bike to Work Breakfast Station! If you’ve never commuted by bike before, it’s the perfect time to try. There’s lots of support, and after trying it, you just might decide to make it a regular routine once a week or a few times a month. Stop by the Lafayette Breakfast station and fuel up for your bike into work and follow the link below to register your ride.


bike the farms event

Bike the Farms Event

Thursday, June 27 | 4:00pm OR 6:00pm
Start at Isabelle Farm | 1640 W. Baseline Rd.

Join us for an informative, family-friendly tour of Lafayette‘s local agricultural scene.  Participants will also experience the Activate Lafayette Mobile App and get acquainted with riding on the Lafayette Walk and Wheel Route.

Riders will meet at Isabelle Farm for a tour of the organic farm operation and retail farm stand located on the Thomas Open Space property. Staff from Community Cycles will then lead participants on an easy, 30 minute guided bike ride along the Lafayette Walk and Wheel Route, passing by the Wilson Community Gardens, to the Lafayette Farmers Market where riders will have the opportunity to explore the market.


bike safety

Sharing the Road Safely - Bicycling Tips

Cyclists and drivers share the same roads, the same rules, and the same rights and responsibilities.  Be polite, alert and smart.  Show respect for all users of the road, and you will get respect back as a result. Visit the City's Share the Road webpage to learn about the following;

  • Pedestrian tips to share with your children
  • Three legal ways to turn left
  • Be a defensive bike driver
  • Be aware of your surroundings
  • Hand signals
  • Protect your head
  • Riding by parked cars
  • Never, ever ride against traffic
  • Take the lane when appropriate


walk and wheel

Lafayette Walk and Wheel Project

In 2014 the City of Lafayette received a Walk and Wheel Grant from Kaiser Permanente to promote bicycle and pedestrian access within the community. Bike/walk audits and input sessions were held to gather citizen direction and ideas.  

Community engagement made it clear how important having safe and healthy alternate transportation options are to local residents and resulted in the following projects;

  • An Active Transportation Map was developed to provide guidance along the Walk and Wheel (WAW) Route.  The WAW Route assists to guide users to destinations throughout the City along a network of safer, low-stress bike and pedestrian routes.  You can view these routes as an overview of the Walk and Wheel network or as part of the Lafayette Parks, Open Space & Trails Map.
  • Wayfinding signage bearing the blue Lafayette Walk and Wheel logo was installed along the entire route to provide visibility for the program and to help users navigate the WAW Route.
  • multi-modal trail connection was created from Powerline Trail through Angevine Middle School grounds. In collaboration with Boulder Valley School District,  a connection was built across school property to provide users access to the Highway 287 overpass footbridge from the Powerline Trail.
  • Dedicated bike lanes were installed on W. Emma from S. Longmont Ave. to Caria Dr.  A buffer lane was also installed on the north side of the street to separate bikers from parked cars. 
  • Sharrows (shared bike/car lanes) were installed along Harrison Ave. from E. Emma to Simpson to serve as an alternate route to Public Rd.


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