What we're about

Get out and ride! This is a group for anyone in Arvada, CO or nearby areas to meet up for bike rides around the area. Arvada is a great place to ride, with tons of trails, parks, bike lanes, and great weather. Riding is a great way to explore new areas of the city or get to know your own neighborhood. We have experienced riders to lead rides for all ability levels, including recreational rides (12-16 miles at an exercise pace) as well as shorter and slower kid-friendly rides (3-5 miles at a conversational pace).

Upcoming events (3)

BFA 18 Gravel Lakes Ride

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BFA 18 Gravel Lakes Ride[masked]
This is a new ride this year. It will leave from Gold Strike Park, 5500 W 56th Ave at 10am and head east on Clear Creek Trail to the Gravel Lakes on the South Platte River and return via the same route. Lots of things to see.
Route Map: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1e9R0xohKNj1AzW2jtNJvL7iqtm9ecahx/view?usp=sharing
GPS Route: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-fnXSIG7DiKazkcqL90R6dt3s31uoP30/view?usp=sharing

All riders are required to wear a helmet, follow bike safety and traffic laws, and sign a waiver. Our ride leaders will give a briefing 5 minutes before the ride begins and outline the route and other specifics for the day. So try to arrive at least 20 minutes before the ride begins to give yourself enough time to get ready.

We will follow Jefferson County Covid protocols.

What to bring:
• Your bike (in good working condition)
• Water (preferably a water bottle or camelback)
• Your helmet
• Sunscreen
• Sunglasses (recommended to keep bugs and sunlight out of your eyes)
• Weather appropriate clothing
• A great attitude and sense of adventure

If you have any questions about our rides, please contact Bill Orchard at [masked] or[masked].

Bicycle Friendly Arvada (BFA) is proud to lead fun, organized bike rides all around the city from April into October each year. These rides are geared for cyclists of all levels with a focus on children, families and casual/recreational riders.
In 2022 we will be offering two different ride types for different types of riders:
• Family Ride of approximately 5-7 miles traveling mostly on trails
• Rec Ride of approximately 12-25 miles on a mix of trails and on street bike facilities
We will also have a bike corral at several Arvada Festivals.

Our 2022 ride schedule can be found HERE.
https://drive.google.com/file/d/14oYw56PfxdjtQ-V7Meo86u_p2WtSQfPF/view?usp=sharing

BFA 19 Hot Chocolate Family Ride

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BFA 19 Hot Chocolate Family Ride[masked]
Dress for the weather and then go on a guided 5 mile bike ride on trails and bike friendly streets. We leave from Olde Town Square at 1pm. After the ride head over to Grandview Ave to the Bluegrass for FREE hot chocolate (or coffee) on the back patio area. Free grab bags for the kids.

Route Map: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1JLhPgILtUlhygfFLOgoBcqpYRlgDby3Z/view?usp=sharing
GPS Route: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1MENVs5wh_71vGHr48ujwGylHMsm0CNTW/view?usp=sharing

All riders are required to wear a helmet, follow bike safety and traffic laws, and sign a waiver. Our ride leaders will give a briefing 5 minutes before the ride begins and outline the route and other specifics for the day. So try to arrive at least 20 minutes before the ride begins to give yourself enough time to get ready.

We will follow Jefferson County Covid protocols.

What to bring:
• Your bike (in good working condition)
• Water (preferably a water bottle or camelback)
• Your helmet
• Sunscreen
• Sunglasses (recommended to keep bugs and sunlight out of your eyes)
• Weather appropriate clothing
• A great attitude and sense of adventure

If you have any questions about our rides, please contact Bill Orchard at [masked] or[masked].

Bicycle Friendly Arvada (BFA) is proud to lead fun, organized bike rides all around the city from April into October each year. These rides are geared for cyclists of all levels with a focus on children, families and casual/recreational riders.
In 2022 we will be offering two different ride types for different types of riders:
• Family Ride of approximately 5-7 miles traveling mostly on trails
• Rec Ride of approximately 12-25 miles on a mix of trails and on street bike facilities
We will also have a bike corral at several Arvada Festivals.

Our 2022 ride schedule can be found HERE.
https://drive.google.com/file/d/14oYw56PfxdjtQ-V7Meo86u_p2WtSQfPF/view?usp=sharing

BFA 20 Arvada Graveyard Ride

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BFA 20 Arvada Graveyard Ride[masked]
This 14 mile bike ride will visit three historic graveyards in Arvada: Belgin, Ralston and Arvada. We leave from Majestic View Park on W 72nd Ave just west of Carr. At each stop the history of the graveyard will be presented, a photo taken and an historic card provided. The ride is on trails and bike friendly streets. History test after the ride.

Route Map: https://drive.google.com/file/d/19t9M8_8E3jbejl9GUv5mMPinb3rq5Dx1/view?usp=sharing
GPS Route: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1WOCqOLnR2oVLscw4fsooJPpM63fKafSC/view?usp=sharing

All riders are required to wear a helmet, follow bike safety and traffic laws, and sign a waiver. Our ride leaders will give a briefing 5 minutes before the ride begins and outline the route and other specifics for the day. So try to arrive at least 20 minutes before the ride begins to give yourself enough time to get ready.

We will follow Jefferson County Covid protocols.

What to bring:
• Your bike (in good working condition)
• Water (preferably a water bottle or camelback)
• Your helmet
• Sunscreen
• Sunglasses (recommended to keep bugs and sunlight out of your eyes)
• Weather appropriate clothing
• A great attitude and sense of adventure

If you have any questions about our rides, please contact Bill Orchard at [masked] or[masked].

Bicycle Friendly Arvada (BFA) is proud to lead fun, organized bike rides all around the city from April into October each year. These rides are geared for cyclists of all levels with a focus on children, families and casual/recreational riders.
In 2022 we will be offering two different ride types for different types of riders:
• Family Ride of approximately 5-7 miles traveling mostly on trails
• Rec Ride of approximately 12-25 miles on a mix of trails and on street bike facilities
We will also have a bike corral at several Arvada Festivals.

Our 2022 ride schedule can be found HERE.
https://drive.google.com/file/d/14oYw56PfxdjtQ-V7Meo86u_p2WtSQfPF/view?usp=sharing

Past events (139)

BFA 16 & 17 Family and Rec Pizza Ride

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