Special Event Permit Detail

Application Information

ID: 5815   Event: FoCo Fondo Fest
Application Date: 01/20/2021    Event Date: 07/25/2021
Organization: FoCo Fondo LLC   Phone: 7039468529
Address: 2204 W OLIVE CT
Contact 1 Name: Zachary Allison
Address: 2204 W OLIVE CT
Email: Send email
Contact 2 Name: Whitney Allison
Address: 2204 W OLIVE CT
Email: Send email

Event Information

Permit Type(s): County Road & Private Land
Website: https://focofondo.com/
The event venue is at New Belgium Brewery - 500 Linden St, Fort Collins, CO 80524. There are 4 different cycling routes on various county roads. The routes do not contain any private property, canals, or HOA land.

In its 5th year, the FoCo Fondo is a daring gravel cycling adventure that starts and finishes at New Belgium Brewing in Fort Collins, Colorado. Race the 115 mile Bite the Bullet open category for cash, prizes and a bolo tie or choose family-friendly 12- or 25-mile routes and make those end-of-summer memories together. Or challenge yourself with the rolling 50-mile route. Post-ride, enjoy the Fondo’s Festivall full of food trucks, vendors, bike-demos, live music, and activities for the kids. A portion of profits go to support after-school and summer programs through Safe Routes to School, an FC Bikes program. *Mileage is approximate, pending final permits.

107 mile route - https://www.strava.com/routes/2787034121862247750
50 mile route - https://www.strava.com/routes/18068903
25 mile route - https://www.strava.com/routes/18202522
12 mile Safe Routes to School supported route - https://www.strava.com/routes/11729700

The Larimer system does not accept GPX or other interactive map files.

Estimated Participants: 1000   Estimated Spectators: 100

Food / Alcohol:
  Food is being served: VENDOR
 Alcohol IS being served.

   Sun. 07/25/2021: 4 AM - 7 PM


Additional Information Submitted by Applicant

1. Date Submitted: 03/10/2021
Routes submitted as KML

2. Date Submitted: 03/10/2021
Event day site map, schedule of events, and COVID regulations plan

3. Date Submitted: 05/10/2021
Additionally insured - City of Fort Collins, Larimer County, CSP,

4. Date Submitted: 05/10/2021
2021 Waiver signed upon registration via bikereg.com

Reviewing Agency Comments/Status

Email the Special Events Coordinator regarding this application.


Status: Approved


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Status: Approved

Comments: Will traffic control be utilized?

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City of Fort Collins

Status: Approved


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Code Compliance

Status: Approved


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Colorado State Patrol

Status: Approved

Comments: No CSP involvement this year.

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County Clerk and Recorder

Status: Approved

Comments: The applicant has notified the Clerk & Recorder Department that alcohol is ONLY being stored, sold, and consumed within the City of Fort Collins. No County Special Event Liquor Permit is required.
Thank you.
Eliza Brock

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Status: Approved


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Status: Approved

Comments: There are currently no local public health orders related to COVID-19 and Special Events, but we appreciate all of the precautions outlined in the packet. Please follow Larimer County's Coronavirus website for the latest information and to stay informed in the event we have an increase in coronavirus cases and any new public health orders are implemented at the time of the event:

Event coordinators may implement their own policies so long as they are meeting the minimum requirements set forth by the state of Colorado. If you have questions, please contact our Joint Information Center:
=970-498-5500 (open Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm); or,
=text questions: 970-999-1770
=email questions: covidconcerns@larimer.org

Any aid stations along the bike routes may dispense water/energy beverages in disposable cups as typical for race aid stations. Food service at aid stations does not require a Health Dept license provided food and beverage service is limited to:
=commercially prepared and individually packaged foods and beverages that do not require refrigeration.
=whole uncut fruits and vegetables.
=water (and prepared energy drinks) shall be from a public, treated water supply transported and dispensed in clean food grade containers.

Please ensure food vendors in the event area are Colorado licensed retail food vendor/mobile truck, Larimer County licensed temp event vendor, or a Larimer County nonprofit organization per food safety regulations.

It was noted that restrooms will be provided at the event site, but infromation was not provided regarding restrooms along the route. Please identify public restrooms or provide portable restrooms at aid stations for riders. For the event site, 1000 people and alcohol service for approximately 5 hours of post-race fun, it is strongly recommended that 8 restrooms be provided unless numbers are otherwise required by the City of Ft Collins.

1-2 handwashing stations are recommended at the start/finish restroom area in addition to hand sanitizer for public health protections.

Please ensure adequate trash/recycle receptacles near restrooms and throughout the event site.

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Larimer County Emergency Management

Status: Approved


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Parks & Open Lands

Status: Approved

Comments: Route does not directly impact LCDNR parks/open spaces - JW

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Status: Approved


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Poudre Fire Authority

Status: Approved

An emergency access path of no less than 20’ wide shall be maintained free and clear of all immovable objects on streets and fire apparatus access roads at all times during the event. Road blocks may be placed on public streets to prevent traffic from crossing, but cannot block emergency travel. If road blocks are used ensure staff is available to remove barricade should emergency travel be necessary.

Any tent or air supported membrane structure greater than 400 square feet requires a tent permit. Any canopy over 700 square feet also requires this permit. The application for a tent permit can be found at https://www.poudre-fire.org/business/new-forms/tent-permit-application

Exiting requirements for fenced enclosures will be determined with the following formula: length x width divided by five= the occupant load

Occupant load of 1-500 requires 2 exits
Occupant load of 501-1,000 requires 3 exits
Occupant load of in excess of 1,000 requires a minimum of 4 exits

Exit widths are a minimum of 48 inches wide.

All food trucks are required to have a valid permit from the Poudre Fire Authority.

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Poudre Valley Hospital

Status: Approved


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Risk Management

Status: Approved

Thank you.

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Road & Bridge

Status: Approved

Comments: We will chipsealing the road at approximately this date.There may be loose rock or freshly chipsealed roads present at this time. Please contact Jerry Macklberg Materials Group Manager Road and Bridge Department at 970-498-5670 30 days prior to the event to coordinate time schedules of the chip seal operations.

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Status: Approved


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Town of Wellington

Status: Approved

Comments: Approved

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Wellington Fire

Status: Approved

Comments: Approved

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Final Disposition


Good Morning Zachary and Whitney,

Congratulations! Your special event permit application has been approved. Please print out the permit and have it available for the duration of the event.

Your approved event shall comply with all Center for Disease Control, State of Colorado and Larimer County Health Department guidelines and rules for social distancing and maximum crowd size that are in place at the time of the event.

Much success with the event!