The July issue of the Denver VOICE features a number of tours around Denver—but don’t forget Boulder! Check out the loveliness of our neighbor city with these suggested tours, complete with detailed directions, courtesty of Boulder B-cycle.
Ride to three of Boulder’s community gardens to see local agriculture in action. If you take this ride on a Wednesday evening (4-8 p.m.) or Saturday morning (8 a.m.-2 p.m.), you’ll be able to fill a B-cycle’s basket with fresh local produce from the Boulder Farmer’s Market that takes place along 13th Street between Arapahoe and Canyon!
Begin at the Alpine & Broadway station. Ride one block east to 13th Street and turn left to ride north until 13th Street ends at a bridge. Cross the bridge and follow the bike path around the large Hawthorn Gardens before returning to 13th Street to ride south, turning left on Balsam Avenue. When you reach 19th Street, turn right and head south again. Nineteenth Street turns into 20th Street.
When you reach Walnut, turn right and travel east for one block to 19th Street. Cross Pearl Street, and turn right on Walnut Street for one block before turning left through a park next to the September School. Emerging onto 19th Street, cross Canyon Boulevard before following 19th Street as it curves left, becoming Goss Street. Turn right on 20th Street to find Goss Grove Gardens at the intersection of 20th and Grove. Ride one block west before turning left to head south on 19th Street, crossing Arapahoe to find the 19th @ Boulder Creek station at the end of 19th.
Ride west on the Creek path to Arapahoe and 13th, crossing Arapahoe to the Boulder Farmer’s Market, which takes place Wednesday evenings and Saturdays. Dock your B-cycle at the RTD station at the northeast corner of 14th and Canyon, and enjoy the market. Then, pick up a new B-cycle and return to the Boulder Creek Path. Ride west to find the 6th & Canyon station and walk or ride to the Fortune Community Gardens on 4th Street between Canyon Boulevard and Pearl Street.
-Alpine & Broadway (Hawthorn Gardens)
-19th @ Boulder Creek (Goss Grove Gardens)
-RTD (Farmer’s Market, only Wednesday evenings and Saturdays 9-2)
-6th & Canyon (Fortune Community Gardens)
Brews by B-cycle
Starting at Boulder’s first microbrewery, take a spin to several of the small brewpubs around town to taste Boulder’s take on beer.
Begin at the UCAR Center Green station at the end of Center Green Drive, one block west of Foothills Parkway. on the north side of Valmont. Ride south on Center Green Drive and cross Valmont Road to continue south on Wilderness Place. Stop at Boulder Beer (2880 Wilderness Place). Then continue your ride to the south end of the business loop to connect to the Goose Creek Path.
Ride the path west to Mapleton Avenue, exiting the Goose Creek path near the East Mapleton Ball Fields. Ride Mapleton west to 28th Street and turn left for one block, crossing 28th Street at Pine Street.
Ride Pine Street west to Folsom Street. Turn left for three blocks, and then right on Walnut Street. Ride west to 15th Street and turn right and then right again on Pearl Street to dock your bike at the 15th & Pearl station.
Visit Mountain Sun on the north side of Pearl Street between 15th and 16th Street. Return to the same station and head north on 15th, turning left on Spruce Street.
Cross Broadway before turning left again onto 11th Street. End at the 11th & Pearl station across the Pearl Street Mall from BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse and just one block from the Walnut Brewery, at 1123 Walnut Street.
-UCAR Center Green (Boulder Beer)
-15th & Pearl (Mountain Sun)
-10th and Walnut (Walnut Brewery and BJ’s)
Pedal the Path
Pedal up the beautiful Boulder Creek path and into Boulder Canyon, and then enjoy the rewards of your effort as you coast back down.
Start at the 19th @ Boulder Creek station and ride west toward downtown Boulder. Take a break at the Boulder Library by stopping at the Library @ Arapahoe station, located on the south side of Boulder Creek after you ride through the Broadway underpass.
Continue west to 6th Street and stop at the 6th & Canyon station before riding up the Boulder Creek path as far as your legs and the 60-minute free trip period will take you!
- 19th @ Boulder Creek
- Library @ Arapahoe
- 6th & Canyon