Bicycling in Boulder: Ditch the car and say hello to handlebars

Cyclists ride past the C4C building on Regent Drive on the University of Colorado campus. CU has two bike stations where students can register their rides, fix a flat and more. (Kira Horvath / Staff Photographer)

Learn from the best

Tap into the knowledge of Boulder’s cycling experts, some of whom work at bike-centered stores.

Bicycle Village – Boulder, 2100 28th St., 303-440-8525

Boulder Bicycle Works, 2886 Bluff St., 720-287-2884

Boulder Cycle Sport Outlet, 629 S. Broadway St., 303-444-2453 ext. 3

Community Cycles, 2805 Wilderness Place No. 1000, 720-565-6019

Excel Sports, 2045 32nd St., 303-444-6737

Fat Kitty Cycles, 3380 Arapahoe Ave., 720-982-4120

The Fix Bike Shop, 3015 Sterling Circle #100, 303-939-8349

Full Cycle, 1795 Pearl St., 303-440-1002

LTD Cycleworks, 5360 Arapahoe Ave., 303-442-3283

Performance Bicycle, 2450 Arapahoe Ave., 303-444-5044

The Pro’s Closet, 2845 29th St., 303-993-7776

Pro Peloton Cyclery, 2516 Broadway, 303-415-1292

Sports Garage Cycling, 2705 Spruce St., 303-473-0033

REI, 1789 28th St., 303-583-9970

University Bicycles, 839 Pearl St., 303-444-4196

Vecchio’s Bicicletteria, 1833 Pearl St., 303-440-3535

The bike paths and lanes are the veins of Boulder, pumping people to and fro.

The city boasts more than 300 miles of dedicated bikeways, 80 underpasses, 38 B-cycle bike share stations and a community vibrantly supportive of the spoked mode of transportation.

In his revered wisdom, the Dalai Lama knows the importance of safety, which is why he was crowned with a bicycle helmet when he visited the University of Colorado in 2016. (Cliff Grassmick / Staff Photographer)

But in sharing the road with drivers, there can be tensions between who’s responsible for what. There were five cyclist fatalities in 2016 and there have been two so far this year, but the two…

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