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 2016 and improvements were made for better visualization and representation. The North West Douglas County Bicycling Map is also available for further reference and can be printed on 8 1/2 X 14 or larger paper. Users can zoom to a specific bike trail section for viewing purposes.
The County regularly works with local jurisdictions and regional stakeholders to review and update the Bicycle Plan. The Bicycle Map is updated as needed to reflect current bicycle facilities in the area. Free copies of the map are available at Douglas County facilities and bicycle shops. Please contact the local municipalities for details regarding their bicycle facilities and Douglas County Public Works Engineering at 303.660.7490 for unincorporated areas.
In 2019, Bike to Work Day will occur on Wednesday, June 26. This is an annual event that promotes bicycling, as well as promoting using a bicycle as an option for commuting to work.
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 2018, 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. For more information regarding stations or group rides please visit http://biketoworkday.us/ or 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.