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.
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.