Bicycling in Denver

With bicycling increasing in Denver, Public Works is always making improvements to bicycling infrastructure, such as bike lanes, sharrows, and now the 15th Street Bikeway. For more details on our latest progress, visit our infrastructure projects page.

The newest bike lanes to the growing bicycle infrastructure system include Globeville, Park Hill, and LoHi. These include:
 - 23rd Ave between Colorado Blvd and Kearney St
 - 26th Ave between Colorado Blvd and Quebec St
 - Central St between 16th and 20th Streets
 - E 47th Ave between Lincoln and Washington Streets

Over 100 people attended our October 7, 2014 Denver Moves public open house focusing on a citywide Enhanced Bikeways Plan. If you missed the event or are interested in learning more about the information that was presented, visit the Bicycle Program Planning page.

New Bike Signage

Denver Public Works just installed the first bicycle dedicated signage indicating distance, direction and destinations along the D-10 bike route. The signage helps people arrive at their destinations on bike, indicating where the locations are located and how far. Learn more on our projects page.

Bike Corrals Piloted

The South Pearl Street Merchants Association, the Office of Councilman Chris Nevitt, and Denver Public Works are celebrating installation of the city’s first on-street public bike corrals, which replace a single parking spot with space for up to 12 bikes to park. The corrals in front of Black Pearl Restaurant at 1529 South Pearl Street and Stella’s Coffee at 1476 South Pearl Street were installed by the South Pearl Street Merchants Association through a permit provided by Denver Public Works. The bike parking is available anytime --day or night – at no charge. Denver Public Works will use the South Pearl Street bike corrals as a pilot program to explore the viability of on-street bike parking citywide. 

Trail Detours

The City & County of Denver is constantly working to improve the over 100 miles of trails in the parks system. When doing improvements there may be temporary detours due to construction. We are committed to providing the safest detours available for the shortest amount of time necessary in order to minimize impacts to users. For additional information related to current or planned trails detours, please refer to the project list HERE.

On-Street Detours

As Denver continues to grow and development takes place, it may be necessary to temporarily close bicycle facilities, particularly in the downtown environment. Below are any detours that are permitted by the City, which may impact bicycle facilities on Denver streets:

  • Starting as early as 11/22/14, emergency work by Xcel Energy will result in the daytime closure of the 15th Street Bikeway in Downtown Denver between Champa and Curtis Streets.  Signage will instruct bicyclists to merge with cars for this one-block stretch.  Closure hours are 7:00am to 3:30pm and are anticipated to last until 12/19/14. The bike lane will reopen each day at 3:30pm for afternoon rush hour.


Bike Map

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Get a Bike Rack

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Bike Sharing

Denver's Bike Sharing program makes getting around easy. Just pick up one of the shared bikes when you need a ride. See more info...

Register Your Bike Online

The Denver Police Department recently created a new online bicycle registration program to assist in the recovery and return of bicycles to their owners in the event of a theft. Go to and click on "Register your bike" link on the right-hand side of the page.