The City of Boulder offers over 300 miles of dedicated bike paths and trails, including on-street, contra-flow, designated routes, paved shoulders, and multi-use and soft surfaces. Mountain bikers will love the extensive trails maintained by the local mountain bikers’ organizations. The International Mountain Bicycling Association calls Boulder home and offers a number of programs and events related to the sport.
Boulder Indoor Cycling offers a professionally designed velodrome for indoor speed cycling and tracks for mountain biking. It also offers training sessions and coached workouts for all levels of riders as well as youth programs and areas for group events like birthday parties. Track cycling is a unique sport and requires the use of specialized bicycles. Among other important aspects of the design geometry, these bikes have fixed gears and no brakes. Cyclists must pass a track certification before using the track. Mountain bikers who can’t get outside due to wintry conditions will want to check out Boulder Indoor Cycling’s intermediate and advanced mountain biking circuits – it’s a great way to get some biking in even with snow on the ground outside.
The City of Boulder’s GO Boulder program offers a number of maps of the area’s bike trails and also sponsors a biking and pedestrian e-newsletter for anyone who signs up. Additionally, GO Boulder coordinates the annual Walk & Bike Month each summer, and Bike to Work Days in summer and winter. The first Bike to Work Day took place in 1977. Since then the event has grown and continues to encourage thousands of commuters to explore their transportation options.
Biking is extremely popular among residents, students and visitors. With hundreds of miles of trails and paths to explore, you’ll love biking in Boulder.