You’re on a Roll Now!

Biking is a fast, efficient, economical, and environmentally friendly mode of transportation. Riding a bike is also fun! It can put a smile on your face and money in your pocket.

Biking is a healthy commute choice. When you make the choice to bike, you burn calories instead of gas during your commute. Bike commuting is also a great way to get in shape for longer weekend rides while helping to alleviate roadway congestion and improve our air quality.

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Short Trips

Nearly 60% of trips made with vehicles are 6 miles or less! Bicycles are a convenient, fun and affordable way to cover these shorter distances. You can make a difference by shifting a six-mile trip to a bike and save over 5.3 lbs of CO2 emissions per trip.

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Take Action!

Use this detailed bike map to find the bike route closest to where you live or work. Then make a commitment to yourself to ride at least 2 miles each week for the next 2 months. Go places, enjoy the ride, and make a difference!

Ready to Start Commuting by Bike?

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With 300 miles of bikeway, including 84 miles of multi-use paths, 50 miles of designated bike paths, and 96 miles of dedicated bike lanes, Boulder consistently ranks as one of the top cities in the U.S. for cycling. Not to mention 300+ days of sunshine that make riding even more enjoyable!

Consider a trial run to become familiar with your route and determine how long it will take.

You can plan your ride using these great tools:

Bike/Scooter Sharing can help you get started in Boulder even if you don't own a bicycle

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Boulder BCycle is a bike share company that makes short bike trips in Boulder easy! Bike sharing makes bike access more efficient and equitable by enabling bikes to be shared by a large number of people. Nearly 300 e-Bikes are available at 47 convenient locations throughout Boulder. Boulder BCycle members can enjoy the flexibility and convenience of unlimited free 30 or 60 minute trips (depending on your membership level). Bike sharing can also be a great option if you are visiting Boulder or if you don’t want to worry about locking up your personal bike downtown. Check out BCycle’s map to find the bike station closest to where you live or work.

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Lime has introduced e-scooter sharing in East Boulder. Consider taking an e-scooter for a short trip around town to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and enjoy the fun! Find out more about Boulder’s e-scooter pilot program.

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Bus, then Bike!

Bike-n-Ride lets you combine the flexibility of your bike with the cost savings of transit

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Bike-n-Ride and Bike-n-Ride Shelters - Ride your bike to the nearest bus stop, put your bike on the bus, and then ride your bike the last mile to your final destination. It’s easy and convenient. Learn how to use bus bike racks, rules for bikes on the bus, and how to rent a bike locker.

Alternatively, if you don’t want to bring your bike with you once you reach a transit station, you can lock up your bike in a free, secure bike storage shelter. Review the map to locate the seven secure bike shelters throughout Boulder County.

Additional helpful resources to help you get rolling!

Community Cycles

Check out Community Cycles, Boulder’s only nonprofit bike shop, to purchase a refurbished bike, get your bike repaired, or attend a workshop related to bike ownership.

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Bicycle Colorado has great bike maps for many destinations in Colorado as well as other biking information and resources.

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New to bike commuting? The League of American Cyclists has a very helpful commuting guide.

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Track your ride and learn the routes your friends are taking with Strava or Ride Spot.

Bike News & Events

e-Bikes have grown in popularity as the technology has improved and lowered the cost of ownership. e-Bikes make biking even more accessible. If you opt for an electric bike, make sure that e-Bikes are allowed on your route. Boulder’s Open Space and Mountain Park trails do not yet allow e-Bikes.

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June is Colorado Bike Month, a time to celebrate Colorado’s commitment to biking for fun, exercise, and as a key mode of transportation to improve our air quality.

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The next summer Bike to Work Day will be Wed, June 22, 2022! This is a very fun and festive annual, statewide event to celebrate the joys and benefits of bike commuting. Check back here in the spring for updates about events and free breakfast stations. Let the good times roll!

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Bike Safety Tips

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Anticipate – Be prepared for hills, when lights are about to change, and other road users. Remember that bicyclists must yield to pedestrians.
Communicate – Make eye contact with others and give an audible alert to let people know when you are passing them. Signal your turns.
Follow the Rules of the Road – Ride to the right, pass to the left and observe stop lights and signs. Take out your headphones and put your phone away – enjoy your surroundings. Follow the speed limit.
Be Visible – Use front and rear lights between dusk and dawn - white on the front and red on the back. Wear light and visible clothing. Ride with the flow of traffic (even on paths adjacent to roads).
Be Secure – Don’t forget to register your bike on BikeIndex.
Have Fun – Cycling should be enjoyable. Give yourself the time to enjoy the ride!
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