The weather is amazingly decent and Memorial Day weekend is coming up. Whether you’re new to Boulder or just visiting for a weekend, we’ve got a great tip to get you seeing Boulder like a local — and fast.
How about a Boulder bicycle tour?
The cycling culture in Boulder is strong and the city was seemingly built with two wheels in mind. From bike paths galore to the bike-friendly store fronts with plenty of bike stands, seeing Boulder by bike is easier than you might think. There are many bicycle shops in Boulder that offer bike rentals — cruisers, mountain bikes, road bikes and kids bikes included. You might be up for a more personalized experience, especially if you’re new to town. In that case, you can hook up with one of Boulder’s bicycle tour providers.
For more causal tours of downtown Boulder and areas immediately surrounding the city, you might want to have a look at Boulder Area Bicycle Adventures. You can check out their listing of tours here and don’t worry if you’re traveling solo — they will be happy to custom design a tour just for you! They’ve even got a Brews Cruise that will take you through some of the city’s purveyors of craft brews. Bikes and beer? Yes, please. There’s definitely something for everyone and every family, though. Explore the Boulder Creek Path, historic Boulder neighborhoods, see the heart of downtown Boulder by bike, or get off road outside of town — the choice is yours! To prep you for your tour, they’ve even built a hand FAQs page, filling you in on everything from bike rentals to suggested clothing, water, and snacks.
More experienced cyclists might want to look up Boulder Bike Tours. They offer both half day and full day tours for both mountain biking and road cycling, giving you the best of both cycling worlds. Their varied tours can be found here. And don’t worry about skill level. They’ll create an experience that will show you the beauty of Boulder and surrounding areas and leave you happy (not hurting). They, too, have created a simple summary that tells you what to expect when booking a bike tour through their company. Looks like they take care of pretty much everything!
Both of these Boulder bicycle tour companies will set you up with rental bikes and a helmet for your excursion. That’s less to bring with you so definitely let these outfitters do the heavy lifting.
Are you ready to pedal yet? If you need one last option or piece of motivation, look no further than MyHandleBar. It’s like a party bus with pedals. Seriously. It’s no secret that people visit Boulder for the beer. MyHandleBar does people-powered brewery tours (check out the Boulder routes here). If you’ve got a big group, this is definitely the way to go. You’ll need to book the entire pedal bus for a set period of time, but it’ll be a pretty good time no matter how long you book!