In 2008 the League of American Bicyclists confirmed what area bicyclists knew: Arvada is a Bicycle Friendly Community. This award was brought about by a concerted effort and many hours of hard work by City staff, citizen advisers, Bike Jeffco, and the entire Arvada community. Arvada was specifically noted for its 189 miles of off-street facilities and 74 miles of on-street facilities, and the fact that 50% of its arterial streets have bike lanes.
The Arvada community is served by a multi-modal transportation system that includes easy access to the regional and national road system, a regional mass transit system, bicycle, and pedestrian trails and easy access to international and general air transportation.
An extensive on and off-street trail system provides the community with access both on foot and on the bike throughout the community and is also connected to the regional trail system along Clear Creek, which ties into the South Platte River trail system. The City’s Comprehensive plan includes a complete trail system to serve both recreational and commuter users.
Arvada actively solicits feedback on the needs of cyclists. For items requiring immediate attention, (hazards, broken glass, etc) please call the Traffic Engineering division at 720-898-7746. For general concerns, suggestions, or comments, please fill out the bicycle facility improvement request form.
Arvada has an active advocacy organization, Bike Arvada, with a mission to promote and encourage bicycling as a safe, healthy, enjoyable and energy-efficient transportation alternative through education, awareness and collaboration, to work with surrounding communities to develop a better network of bike routes and trails and to foster good relationships between motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians.
Getting Around Arvada by Bicycle
On the Bike Arvada Home Page you’ll find a wealth of information about getting around Arvada by bicycle, connecting to Arvada from neighboring communities, and projects Bike Arvada has underway.
The city maintains a nice summary of trails in Arvada here: Arvada Trails.