Knowledge is power!
That’s why we’ve put together some great resources to make you a smarter, stronger, and more confident bicyclist. You can find tips on basic repairs, gearing up, picking a route, and all sorts of other stuff. So what are you waiting for - start your quest for inner peace and enlightenment right here with our Brilliant Bicyclist Tips:
- Tips for new riders
- Tips for occasional riders
- Tips for regular riders
- Tips for riding to work
- Tips for buying a bike
- Basic bike maintenance tips
Year-Round Bike Tips
With 300 days of sunshine, one can get in a bike ride any month of the year in Boulder. If you are just getting committed to bike commuting, consider attending one of the fix-a-flat workshops and other sessions held by Community Cycles.
It's always good to check out your bike before you ride. If you aren't familiar with the ABC Quick Check, learn more here.
Bike and Bus
If your ride is too long or you want to only bike one way, you still have options!
Bus-Bike Shelters provided by Boulder County give you the opportunity to leave your bike in downtown Boulder, at 30th and Iris, the Table Mesa Park and Ride, or downtown Longmont. Store your bike so it's available when you ride the bus to that location. Visit the link to learn how you can get your card.
If you want to bring your bike on RTD, you can learn more about access and racks here! All of RTD's buses have front racks which can carry two bikes. Bikes may also be stored underneath on regional buses. And light rail lets your roll your bike right onto the train! It's a great way to extend your range.
And don't forget what a great option riding a B-Cycle is. With stations in Boulder and Denver, you can use their bikes for trips of 30 minutes or less. With great daily and monthly rates, B-Cycle is a great way to roll.
Boulder Bicycle Works - http://www.boulderbicycleworks.com
2888 Bluff St. Boulder, CO 80301 (across from RallySport Fitness Club) 720.287.2884
Has your bike been sitting in the garage too long? Is your chain stretched or your cables too tight? Bring your bike to Boulder Bicycle Works, mention the Love to Ride June Bike Week Challenge and get a $40 tuneup. Parts not included. Call or come by to schedule your tuneup.
Republic Cycles -http://www.republiccyclesboulder.com2626 Baseline Road (Basemar Shopping Center) 303-413-0228
If you haven’t ridden your bike in the last year and you aren’t sure what it might need, you can bring it by Republic Cycles for a free safety check. Normally a $15 value, just mention the June Bike Week Challenge to have your bike checked over by the friendly and experienced staff at Elevation.
Community Cycles - http://communitycycles.org
2805 Wilderness Pl, Boulder, CO 80301
Do you work on your own bike? Looking for a refurbished bike? Come by Community Cycles during the June Bike Week Challenge for 10% off used parts and bikes. Just mention the challenge when you visit the shop.