Boulder’s Bike Network
- The Boulder Valley has more than 300 miles of bikeway, including 96 miles of bike lanes, 84 miles of multi-use paths, 50 miles of designated bike routes and a growing network of Neighborhood GreenStreets prioritized for bicycle and pedestrian travel.
- A well-connected network of multiuse paths separated from vehicle traffic and more than 80 bike and pedestrian underpasses make it possible for almost completely uninterrupted travel, no matter where you’re headed.
- Continuing to improve bicycle safety and comfort and build out our bicycle network are key goals of our community’s Transportation Master Plan, Vision Zero commitment and Low-Stress Walk and Bike Network Plan.
Get Around by Bike
Plan your route
- View a map of all bike lanes, bike routes and multi-use paths in Boulder with the 2019 Bike/Ped map.
- Use this interactive tool to help plan your bike route. It also estimates dollars saved and calories burned by not driving as well as elevation gains and losses.
- Riding bikes on the sidewalk is prohibited downtown on and around the Pearl Street Mall and in most commercial areas. Here's a detailed map of where bikes can be ridden on sidewalks.
- Multi-use paths have a 15 mph speed limit for bikes (including e-bikes), unless noted otherwise.
- E-bikes are prohibited on some multi-use paths.
Did you know?
- It’s illegal for bicyclists to wear headphones or earbuds while riding.
- Bicyclists are required to have a white light on the front of their bike and a red light on the back when riding after dusk.
- Always ride with the flow of traffic.
- Keep right, pass left, and give an audible alert before passing.
- Bicyclists must yield to pedestrians.
Report a Bicycle Incident
- The law requires you to stop immediately, aid any injured person and to properly identify yourself.
- You are also required to notify the police immediately by calling 9-1-1 in an emergency.
- In non-emergency situations, please call 303-441-3333.
Park Your Bike
Free bicycle racks
These are provided throughout Boulder, and make it easier and more secure to park your bike. Park your bicycle in a designated bike rack whenever possible.
Secure bike parking
Available for free inside the following garages:
- Spruce Street parking structure at Spruce and 11th streets;
- Pearl Street parking structures at Pearl and 15th streets; and
- Walnut Street parking structure at Walnut and 11th streets.
Free bicycle lockers
Available at these RTD facilities:
- Downtown Boulder Transit Station; and
- Table Mesa Park-n-Ride and many Park-n-Ride lots throughout the Denver metro area.
Lease a locker
Six-month renewable contracts are available from RTD for $20.
For more information
Call 303-299-6000 or 303-442-7332
Visit RTD's website
For a complete list of bike locker/rack locations, visit RTD's website and click on "Special Rides" then "Bike-n-Ride."
Register Your Bike
- More than $500,000 worth of bicycles are stolen in Boulder each year.
- If your bike isn’t registered, it’s generally unrecoverable.
- Registering your bike allows law enforcement to more easily contact you if your bicycle is found.
CU bike registration
Register your bike for $10 with the University of Colorado Police Department (you don’t have to be a student).
- Call 303-735-2705 or visit the CUPD website.
If your bike is stolen
Report stolen bicycle
- Complete the Boulder Police Department Online Report.
Bike Index Account Update
- If you have an account with Bike Index, login and update your bicycle’s status to stolen.
- If do NOT have an account with Bike Index, click here to report your bicycle as stolen.
As part of the program, your name and contact information is recorded, along with the bicycle make, model and serial number. Law enforcement will utilize this database to contact you in the event that they recover your bicycle.
Sign Up for Bike Share
Find a bike near you
There are more than 40 bike share stations conveniently located around the city.
Take any bike out for a short trip.
Drop off the bike to any station.
Until your pass expires.