There’s no better way to see a city and find out what it has to offer than on bicycle. And with our more than 300 miles of bike routes, paths and lanes, this especially holds true in Boulder.
Two such paths can give an excellent overview of Boulder. The B-360 is a 26-mile loop that circumnavigates the entire town, while the B-180 is about half that, a 16-mile trail that goes through a few different parts of town. Thanks to the bright green and blue markers on the many different bike paths, you can ride these loops anytime during the year. Simply keep your eyes open for the route arrows and have fun on the self-directed bike tour.
But why ride by yourself when you can join the rest of your bike-loving community on the B-360 & B-180 loops? This Sunday, June 2nd, bicyclists can gather in Scott Carpenter Park at 3pm to ride these paths together. The first 700 participants get free bike bells and if that’s not enticing enough, all along the route, local merchants will have tables set up with goodies to give away. Sponsors include Ben & Jerry’s, Ideal Market, Noodles & Co., Clif Bar and Boulder B-cycle.
The entire B-360 loop takes about 2-3 hours, depending on your pace. The City of Boulder is encouraging all riders to carry water, wear a helmet and stay on trails. Unfortunately, Fido isn’t invited along on this ride. But if you’re having any problems with your bike, or start to during this ride, be sure to look for the repair tent.
This event is the official start to Boulder’s Walk + Bike Month, 30 days of activities celebrating the pedestrian and car-less lifestyle, and will be devoted to the memory of cycling advocate Leslie Bohm who died last year.
Click the included map for a larger view of the B-360 and B-180 bike loops. Ride on!