Biking in Downtown

Bicycling is an environmentally friendly option to explore Downtown Longmont. Whether you are out for a leisurely ride or commuting to work, the Longmont Downtown Development Authority (LDDA) strives to provide a safe and convenient environment for bicycling Downtown.

More than 60 bike rack locations exist Downtown to park your bike. Some of the racks were developed by Longmont’s Art In Public Places program and feature decorative art created by community residents. 

View the City of Longmont Bicycle Map for routes throughout our City! 

Dismount Zones

The following Dismount Ordinance zones exist in Downtown Longmont for the safety of pedestrian traffic.
Sixth Avenue Plaza – 6th Avenue west from Main Street to Coffman Street (mandatory)
Main St. sidewalk from 3rd Ave. to 6th Ave. (voluntary)

Mandatory Dismount Zone Beginning 1/1/21 - Longmont City Council members voted unanimously on 7/28/20 to approve an ordinance creating a mandatory downtown dismount zone. The measure will require people to get off their bicycles, skateboards and scooters and walk when they’re on sidewalks in these areas:

  • east side of Main Street between 2nd and Longs Peak avenues
  • west side of Main between 3rd and Longs Peak avenues

Bicycles Excepted in East/West Alleys

Bicycles can now ride in either direction in the one-way alleys between 1st and Longs Peak Ave., east and west of Main St. It's a safe option to riding on Main St. and HWY 287.