B360 - Circle Boulder by Bicycle
Coordinated in partnership with Community Cycles, the Circle Boulder by Bicycle ride is part of Walk and Bike Month, a signature community event designed to support the city's sustainability and Transportation Master Plan goals. Visit walkandbikemonth.org to view a complete list of Walk and Bike Month events going on around Boulder.
The City of Boulder/GO Boulder Transportation Division will host the 21st annual Circle Boulder by Bicycle community ride on Sunday, June 2, 2019 , with registration starting between 10 and 10:30 a.m. at Valmont Bike Park , located along Airport Road near the intersection of Airport Road and Butte Street.
The leisurely, B360 and B180 self-guided rides will explore the city's extensive bike system of multi-use paths, protected bicycle lanes, buffered bike lanes and on-street bike lanes throughout the city and then return to Valmont Bike Park for a FREE, post-ride party with refreshments. The FREE, non-competitive bike ride is open to all ages and abilities and will take place rain or shine.
Information about parking at the B360.
The B360 and B180 Bike Route
The B360 and B180 routes use the community's bike system of connected paths, neighborhood streets and unpaved trails. Riders can register for free on the day of the event at the Valmont Bike Park and then begin riding by yourself or with a group of friends.
The B360 is a 22-mile bike route and riders are encouraged to begin in small groups between 10:30 and 11 a.m.
Riders who want to bike the 11-mile B180 bike route can begin riding in small groups between 10:45 and 11:15 a.m.
Both the B360 and B180 routes are designated to be ridden clock-wise and start and end at the Valmont Bike Park.
The interactive map below displays the routes.
Walk 26 miles all the way around Boulder throughout Walk and Bike Month with Boulder Walks! We will walk the first four Sundays in June, from 8 am to about 11 am, finishing each walk at or near places to enjoy lunch together. Walk the route in segments, or join us on Saturday, June 29, as we walk the full 26-mile loop in one Slow Marathon day! Along the way, we'll explore Boulder history and innovation, learn about the city's work to integrate more walkable and transit-accessible places into every neighborhood, and enjoy getting our steps in together. Bus tickets will be provided to help you get back to our starting places on the segment days; carpooling is also encouraged. Visit Boulder Walks for more information on all the walks going on around Boulder and also visit walkandbikemonth.org for all the special June Walk and Bike month events.
Segment 1, Sunday, June 2: Four Mile Creek Trailhead (Lee Hill Drive) to Valmont Bike Park (5.6 miles) - Make it a fun walk & ride day! Leave your bike at Valmont Bike Park in the morning, then join the B360 community bike ride after we arrive at the park. Stick around for food and fun in the afternoon, provided by Community Cycles and GO Boulder!
Segment 2, Sunday, June 9: Valmont Bike Park to Table Mesa Shopping Center (8.2 miles) - This long segment follows South Boulder Creek past the East Boulder Recreation Center (where we'll stop for a rest) and joins up with the US 36 Bikeway before cutting through Tantra Park to Lucky's Market.
Segment 3, Sunday, June 16: Table Mesa Shopping Center to Chautauqua Dining Hall (6.8 miles) - Starting at the cafe inside Lucky's Market, we'll walk up and over Shanahan Ridge to the Devil's Thumb neighborhood, then join the Skunk Canyon Trail to the Kohler Mesa and Enchanted Mesa Trails that lead into Chautauqua Park.
Segment 4, Sunday, June 23: Chautauqua Park Ranger's Cottage to Four Mile Creek Trailhead (Lee Hill Drive) (5.6 miles) - This segment follows streets and alleyways in northwest Boulder, connecting charming pedestrian paths to parks before joining up with the Foothills Trail to close the loop.
Full loop, Saturday, June 29: The one-day Slow Marathon starts and ends at Four Mile Creek Trailhead (Lee Hill Drive) (26 miles). Registration is free and is required. Register here today, or contact [email protected].
Tips and Rules
Riders are asked to remain on designated bike routes and yield to pedestrians and all other users. Cyclists should carry plenty of water and wear appropriate gear, including a helmet. Dogs are not allowed at this event.
Please be cautious of potential flooding at the following underpasses:
- Along the Boulder Creek Path south of Pearl Pkwy.
- Baseline just before the Bobolink Trailhead
- Skunk Creek path at Colorado
- Boulder Creek Path at Boulder High School
- Boulder Creek Path at Arapahoe
Participants tour Boulder using the community’s bike system of connected paths, neighborhood streets and unpaved trails. Riders are asked to remain on designated bike routes and yield to all other users.
Five Rules of the Road to prepare you for safe and fun bicycling no matter where you're riding:
FOLLOW THE LAW
Your safety and image of bicyclists depend on you. You have the same rights and responsibilities as drivers. Obey traffic signals and stop signs. Ride with traffic; use the rightmost lane headed in the direction you are going.
Make your intentions clear to everyone on the road. Ride in a straight line and don’t swerve between parked cars. Signal turns, and check behind you well before turning or changing lanes.
Ride where people can see you and wear bright clothing. Use a front white light, red rear light and reflectors when visibility is poor. Make eye contact with others and don’t ride on sidewalks.
Anticipate what drivers, pedestrians, and other people on bikes will do next. Watch for turning vehicles and ride outside the door zone of parked cars. Look out for debris, potholes, and other road hazards. Cross railroad tracks at right angles.
Check that your tires are sufficiently inflated, brakes are working, chain runs smoothly, and quick release levers are closed. Carry tools and supplies that are appropriate for your ride. Wear a helmet.
Photos from previous B360: Circle Boulder by Bicycle events