Boulder, Colo.: Greatest Cycling Cities in America

Boulder, Colo.: Greatest Cycling Cities in America

With a majority of its population under 45 years of age, Boulder's youthful and pioneering population is perfect for a thriving and advocacy-driven bike scene. The University of Colorado adds 37,000 undergraduate and graduate students to the city's modest total population of 97,385 residents. Despite its sometimes challenging weather (with an average of 83 inches of snowfall a year, plus 300 sunny days a year) the percentage of bike commuters here is 4.77 percent.

Perfect for both urban and off-road biking, Boulder boasts 200 miles of public hiking and bike trails, as well as approximately 30,000 acres of open space. Additionally, 95 percent of its arterial roads have bike lanes or trails. Here, you can bike through the city to work, or take the scenic route back along the Boulder Creek Path.

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