Did you know that Boise has the fourth-highest percentage of bike commuters in America? Or that Boise consistently has been named one of the top 50 cycling cities in the country by Bicycling magazine? And did you know that Boise State is one of just 18 universities in the country given a “gold” designation as a Bicycle Friendly University by the League of American Bicyclists? And that the Boise Foothills were named a “Gold Level Ride Center” by the International Mountain Bicycling Association? Outside magazine, which says “Boise is a place you move to for outdoor fun,” has called our City of Trees one of the best river cities in America and one of the top 10 places for active families. In 2016, the magazine went one better, saying Boise is flat-out one of the 10 best places in America to live. If you don’t believe the national hype, just try to ask Olympic road cyclist Kristin Armstrong while she flies past you on the Boise roads where she trained for her amazing three gold medals over 12 years. You might have to shout.
Do you need a car at Boise State?
The Best of Boise Biking
- Enjoy seemingly endless single track and shared paths throughout the 190 miles of trails in Boise’s Ridge to Rivers trail system
- Ride some 25 miles of riverside pathway on the Boise River Greenbelt
- The name is ugly, the ride is grueling, but the workout and the views are world class — Boise’s “Dump Run” keeps road cyclists in top shape
- Mountain bikes take over Boise’s Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area every summer
- Boise Green Bikes help you get around downtown quickly