Trail Classifications

Prior to going on any bike ride, it is important to know your trail as well as its classification. Whether you are going on a leisurely ride or commuting to work, review the classifications below and plan accordingly.

CLASS I – Bike Path
Provides a completely separated right of way for the exclusive use of bicycles and pedestrians with cross-flow traffic minimized. The trails are marked and landscaped. Fencing encourages use of designated access points.

CLASS II – Bike Lane
Provides a striped lane for one-way bike travel on a street or highway. Bike lanes are marked with signs and pavement striping.

CLASS III – Bike Route
Provides for shared use with pedestrian or motor vehicle traffic. Bike routes are marked with signs.

Located primarily in rural areas, these trails are unpaved and are available for equestrian, hiking, and mountain bike use. Trails are marked with lodgepole fencing. For more information on trails in the City open space areas, visit

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