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03-07-2018

March 6th, 2018

Biker at Valmont Bike Park. To see full picture, please click on the date. Photo by Brad Fagan  Read More

02-02-2018

February 1st, 2018

Bikers at Valmont bike park. To see full picture, please click on the date. Photo by Brad Fagan.  Read More

Reggae Night, Electric Fat Tire Bike Tours, and Free Morning Treats

July 24th, 2017

24 Monday 7/24 Start your week off a little differently with a guided Electric Cruiser Bike Tour hosted by the Boulder Tour Company. Discover the hidden, and some not so hidden, gems of Boulder on a provided fat tire bike and over two hours of sightseeing. Each tour includes a fat tire bike, helmet and safety gear and will be led by local guides. The Boulder Tour Company will be giving fat tire tours all this week; private and group tours available. Find tickets, additional dates, and more information Here Wednesday 7/26 Get through the midweek hump and head over to the Boulder House on Walnut... Read More

This Saturday: New Colorado Holiday to Celebrate Value of Public Lands!

May 16th, 2017

There is a great respect and appreciation for the public land here in Colorado, and the majority of Colorado voters in 2016 “opposed efforts to turn national public lands over to the state.” (Conservation Colorado 2016). With this sentiment in mind, Colorado made itself the first state to create a holiday focused on appreciating the benefits received from public land. Be one of the first to celebrate this holiday on this coming Saturday, the 20th of May, as it will be the one of the first celebrations ever of Colorado’s New Public Lands Day! Colorado’s public land holds great value and... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

September 29th, 2016

“My fastest time on this loop is 50 minutes,” proclaims Chase, an avid mountain biker in Boulder. He loves to time himself on the Walker Ranch loop which a 7 mile loop involving sections of the trail in which you must carry your bike. When I ran into Chase, he was carrying his bike over his shoulder up a section of rock stairs comparable to 2 flights of stairs. Chase has a great attitude towards being outside. We even proposed a friendly mountain biker vs trail runner race in the near future on this loop.  Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

February 12th, 2016

I dare you to try and keep up with this energetic 11 year old! Meet Logan! On an unseasonably warm winter day, Logan and his friends were hanging out at the skate park doing one of his favorite things…scootering! He switches between a trick scooter and BMX bike practicing jumps and moves until each one is mastered to perfection. Logan’s fearlessness was evident as he flew through the air repeatedly landing with ease each time. When he isn’t playing around on two wheels, Logan is home with his family. He lives in Lafayette with his parents and has two older brothers and an older sister... Read More

US 36 Tolls: What to Know

July 29th, 2015

As I’m sure many of you readers have noticed, US 36 has recently added toll lanes onto the highway. This article is to inform you about the new toll lanes, how to use them, and why they exist. The new express tolls lanes are part of ongoing projects which CDOT has been working on openly for a decade. Only the express lane will be tolled, all the other general-purpose lanes will be refinished and remain free to all users. The express lanes are intended for carpool vehicles, Rapid Transit busses and tolled vehicles. If you intend to use an express lane, the fees and billing are handled by... Read More

Faces of Boulder- Pic of the Day!

June 29th, 2015

Meet Sage! Sage just finished his freshman year at Boulder High and is looking forward to his second year in high school!  Enjoying his summer break, he spent some time today at Scott Carpenter park practicing skateboarding and meeting new friends.  Many of the guys at the skatepark were practicing tricks on bikes and skateboards and even a scooter!  Read More

The People’s Republic of Smolder

June 21st, 2015

According to some who don’t live here, Boulder is a bastion of agreement. Rumor has it we’re progressively—or insanely—liberal, perpetually supportive of all things fitness, and not only tolerate but court ideas considered fringe elsewhere. In other words, to those outside the bubble, we’re a city of single-minded, almost amoeba-like continuity. Granted, when it comes to particular topics or causes, there is common ground. But don’t let the hype fool you. Below our seemingly homogeneous exterior, there’s roiling disagreement. Lately, this has found a place in “right-sizing,” spearheaded... Read More

Coot Lake: Your Favorite New Place for an Afternoon Walk

January 20th, 2015

Colorado has a lot of mountains, and sometimes you may want something a bit more relaxing than scaling the flatirons. That’s what Coot Lake is for. It’s a flat lake area that houses coots, mallards, and lots of other ducks. A lot of the lake actually acts as a wildlife preserve for wetland species, so expect to see a fair amount of ducks and birds. You may even see a Northern Harrier, which is the most threatened nesting bird species in Boulder County. It’s also a very popular gathering place for dog walkers and runners, who can be seen pacing the trails in the area. Although,... Read More

Why You Should be Unreasonably Excited to go Skiing This Year

December 17th, 2014

Winter in Colorado means a season of skiing, and with every coming year, ski resorts look for new ways to improve the skiing experience. In 2014, Colorado’s ski resorts have been very busy with innovation, and many mountains have introduced some really incredible features. It’s hard to get more excited about skiing, but somehow, the resorts keep making that happen. Exciting for Parents: Do you have a child who has never seen a ski mountain? Then you’re in luck! Colorado’s Aspen Skiing Company spent $5 million redesigning the base of Buttermilk, one of Aspen’s... Read More

The Nirvana of Mountain Biking Trails is Right Here in Boulder

November 5th, 2014

It’s no secret that Boulder is a very bike-friendly town. With bike trails spanning throughout the entire city, it makes transportation particularly convenient for anyone who owns a bike. Transportation aside, however, Boulder also has some particularly fun bike trails. Boulder’s mountain biking Mecca, however, is Valmont Bike Park. Valmont Bike Park is a mountain biker’s paradise. With nearly twenty trails ranging from every difficulty, there is something here for mountain bikers of all skill levels, and it’s free for everyone to access. Valmont Bike Park is still fairly... Read More

We’re Giving Away One More B-Cycle Pass Before Winter Begins!

October 31st, 2014

For today’s Pay-it-Forward Friday, AboutBoulder and B-Cycle have teamed up for one more promotion before Colorado’s weather gets too chilly. B-Cycle, for those who aren’t familiar, is a company that offers temporary rentable bikes which people can pick up and drop off at their many B-Cycle stations in Boulder.                           There are more than two dozen B-Cycle stations scattered throughout Boulder. In order to win, you must take a selfie at any of B-Cycle’s stations and then send the picture... Read More

The Best Bike Rides in Boulder for Everyone

October 13th, 2014

Boulder has the highest percentage of bike owners of any town in the US. 71% of the population owns at least one bike. This means that 71% of the population owns the ultimate exploring machine. As a cyclist I have been on almost every road in Boulder and the surrounding area. Sometimes I head west into the mountains, and other times I like to cruise around out east on the flatter roads. No matter where I go, I often look around and think about how if I weren’t a cyclist I would have never seen most of these places. The reason for this is because as a cyclist we look for roads with low traffic,... Read More

Check Out Boulder Canyon’s New Color Pallette

October 8th, 2014

For anyone who’s been sitting under a rock, the Colorado greenery is slowly turning into reds and oranges and yellows. It’s a prime time to explore the outdoors, and with the weather being so temperate, there couldn’t be a better time to hike a few more trails before it gets too chilly. I biked up Boulder Canyon last weekend, and the beautiful colored trees made it a real treat. The Boulder Canyon trail can be accessed by traveling west on the Boulder Creek path. It goes along the highway for a short period, but then it starts following alongside a beautiful river. In fact,... Read More

Ski Season Is On Its Way, Three Big Reasons You Should Continue Biking This Winter

September 23rd, 2014

                        1.  Time First let me say that I enjoy skiing as much as the next guy, but we live in Boulder not Breckenridge.  To get up to the mountains it will take at least an hour and a half, and that’s with no traffic and dry roads.  Realistically it’s more like two to two and a half hours of driving time.  Thats four to five hours of sitting in the car round trip.  I come from a big city and I can’t stand traffic.  To me five hours of skiing is just not worth five hours of sitting in traffic.   2.... Read More

Mountain Biking at CU? I Thought it was Only for Roadies!

September 15th, 2014

  For those of you who are already part of the Boulder mountain bike community, it may seem crazy that many people don’t know about the many opportunities for mountain biking around Boulder.  When I first came to CU, I had no idea there was a collegiate mountain bike team.  Of course I knew there was a team for road riding, but since all I ever read or saw in pictures was about the road team, I didn’t even think to look at CU Cycling’s website to see what other disciplines they participate in.  It wasn’t until the beginning of my second year that I happened to see... Read More

Pay it Forward Friday: FREE Bike Rides for a Year, No Bike Required

August 29th, 2014

B-Cycle is a great company that offers temporary rentable bikes which people can pick up and drop off at their many B-Cycle stations in Boulder. Recently, B-Cycle got even greater by expanding the number of their B-Cycle stations throughout Boulder. There has never been a better time to give away a B-Cycle pass, and that’s why we’re giving away a free annual subscription today!                             There are more than two dozen B-Cycle stations scattered throughout Boulder. In order to win, you must... Read More

Boulder B-Cycle is About to Get a LOT Bigger

August 15th, 2014

Boulder is a city made for biking. The network of bike paths that span across Boulder County is unbelievably expansive, and B-Cycle is taking full advantage of this. B-Cycle, for those who are unfamiliar with the company, offers bike stations all over Boulder that allow people to rent bikes for small periods of time. You simply pick up a bike at one station, and then you ride it to another station and park it when you’ve finished your bike ride. It’s an excellent system, especially for those who don’t have access to bikes. Anyway, B-Cycle has some very exciting news to report:... Read More

Boulder Hosts Its Inaugural Ironman.

August 4th, 2014

Yesterday, Boulder hosted its inaugural Ironman triathlon! Usually a host for the Half Ironman, the endurance capital of the world finally welcomed an official Ironman competition to the city. An inspiring and challenging triathlon in its own right, the Boulder community came together to cheer on nearly 3000 professional and non-professional athletes well into the night. Starting at the Boulder reservoir and finishing at 13th and Pearl, hard working athletes crosses the finish line after over 12 hours and 140.6 miles of work. Celebrated and cheered on by friends, family, and the community, it... Read More