IDAHO LIVING

Boise’s Growing Bike Culture

Bored living in Idaho? No such thing! Chances are, if you live in Idaho then you enjoy adventuring and exploring the great outdoors. Boise sits at number 21 (and climbing) on the nation’s top bike-friendly cities. To make this list the city must have an established cycling infrastructure that is improving and an established culture of cyclists. 

Here are a few reasons why Boise is standing out and why cyclists are excited about the growing biking opportunities found throughout the Treasure Valley:

The Greenbelt is a staple for cyclists and spans 25 miles across the city through parks, businesses, and even Boise State University. Ride your bike for leisure or as an alternative means of transportation. No matter what part of the Greenbelt you are on, there is bound to be a gorgeous view!

There are over 150 mountain bike trails in the Boise area, making it a mountain biker’s dream. Whether you are a beginner or advanced rider there is a trail for you. 

If you’re looking for newer trails to explore, consider these options:
Table Rock Trail
Military Reserve
Lower Hulls Gulch Trail 
Polecat Gulch Trail 
Around the Mountain at Bogus Basin

Bike parks: If on any particular day you are wanting to switch it up or just looking to show off your tricks and stunts, local bike parks are a great option. Check out the Albertson Family Foundation Bike Park in Boise. The park offers multiple trails including cross country style trails, pump tracks, and slopestyle trails with varying difficulty levels. 

Boise has done a wonderful job of creating its own bike culture by offering its residents bike parks, mountain bike trails, and trailheads connecting throughout the cities. Regardless of the time of year in Boise, there’s always plenty to do and for that we are extremely grateful!

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