- Julie, Colorado
|Boulder: Boul-der (bōl’dər) – 1. A large mass of rock lying on the surface of the ground. 2. That eclectic, cozy, picturesque town nestled “between the Rocky Mountain foothills and reality”
Bicycle: Bi-cy-cle (bī’sĭk’əl) – 1. A vehicle with two wheels in tandem, propelled by pedals connected to the rear wheel by a chain, having handle-bars for steering and a saddle-like seat. 2. The fast-moving blur typically found along bike paths and skirting in and out of traffic throughout Boulder, Colorado.
Boulder + Bicycle = The most fun and entertainment you can get with a Boulder Area Bicycle Adventures tour!
Boulder and its humble beginnings:
Located only 30 minutes northwest of Denver, CO, Boulder sits at the very edge of the Rocky Mountain foothills and its famous Flatirons. Originally settled in 1859 by gold-seeking miners from the east, “Boulder City” was merely a supporting supply town to the thriving mining towns in the mountains above.
A lot has changed in the 150 or so years and Boulder is now a major destination for tourists, world-class athletes, new businesses, and of course, bicyclists.
We boast over 300 magnificently glorious sunny days a year, with very moderate temperatures and jaw-dropping views that’ll mesmerize you. Surrounded by over 36,000 acres of open space and natural preserve area, Boulder offers a broad range of outdoor activities from which to choose, including miles of hiking, running, & biking trails, and several world-class rock climbing routes, challenging kayaking, and several running, cycling, and triathlon events.
This unique town has actually been awarded more accolades than any other U.S. city for its environmental preservation, health and fitness, quality of life, recreation, and despite is small size, its welcoming and diverse business climate. (See Boulder Accolades for a list of awards).
Boulder and Bicycling:
Boulder is very proud to be among only three (3) U.S. cities awarded the Platinum level designation as a “Bicycle-friendly Community” by the League of American Bicyclists. Home to the United States’ premiere stage race back in 1975- The Red Zinger Bicycle Classic, later named The Coors Classic, Boulder has been ranked 4th as the “Most Bicycle-friendly Cities” in the world and the “Best City for Cycling” (Bicycling Magazine 2006). One study even found that over 70% of Boulderites own at least one bicycle. Some folks own 4-5 bikes!
Boulder has over 300 dedicated miles of bikeways of which one-third are car-free bike paths! When one thinks of fun and outdoor recreation, especially bicycling, one usually thinks of Boulder, Colorado!
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“3rd Most Bike-Friendly City in U.S.“