In 2008, Douglas County staff began development of a comprehensive Bicycle Plan, combining off-street trails with new on-street bike lanes, and the plan was implemented in 2009. Both the on- and off-street bicycle facilities are shown on the Douglas County Bicycle Map, which was updated in 2015 and improvements were made for better visualization and representation. Please see the Douglas County Bicycling Map and the North West Douglas County Bicycling Map for further reference (print on 8 1/2 X 14 or larger paper and/or zoom to a specific bike trail section for viewing purposes).
The County regularly works with local jurisdictions and regional stake holders to review and update the Bicycle Plan. The Bicycle Map is updated as needed to reflect current bicycle facilities in the area. Printed copies of the map are available at no cost at various locations in Douglas County (i.e. Engineering, Parks & Trails, & Building Grounds; Traffic; and various bicycle shops around Douglas County). Please contact the local municipalities for detailed information on their bicycle facilities. For more information about bicycle facilities in unincorporated Douglas county please contact Public Works Engineering at 303.660.7490.
Bike to Work Day
Most of the country celebrates Bike to Work Day in May, but due to Colorado’s mountain communities and unpredictable weather, the State Legislature declared June as Colorado Bike Month, with the fourth Wednesday of the month being Bike to Work Day. In 2016, Bike to Work Day will occured on Wednesday, June 22. This is an annual event that promotes bicycling, as well as promoting using a bicycle as an option for commuting to work.
Douglas County hosted two water stations Centennial Trail and Colorado Blvd. in Highlands Ranch and Centennial Trail and Peoria St., west of Parker.
Water Aid Stations are afternoon stations designed to provide Bike to Work Day participants, especially new riders, with water during the hottest hours of the day. There will be no food provided at these stations. In the past, these stations were well received by thirsty riders, who were grateful for some cool water on their bike ride home, as well as some encouragement from volunteers at the stations.
Please contact the local municipalities for detailed information on their bicycle facilities. For more information about bicycle facilities in unincorporated Douglas County please contact Public Works Engineering at 303-660-7490.