Cycling in Denver
Denver – officially the City and County of Denver, is the capital and most populous municipality of the U.S. state of Colorado. Located on the banks of the South Platte River close to the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Denver lies within the semi-arid, continental climate zone. It has four distinct seasons and receives a modest amount of precipitation spread throughout the year.
The city attracts numerous tourists every year since it offers 300 days of sunshine, a thriving cultural scene, diverse neighborhoods, and natural beauty combine for the world’s most spectacular playground. Denver was named the best place to live in the United States by U.S. News & World Report in 2016.
For cyclists, this city is a bucket-list destination, whether you’re a road cyclist, a mountain biker, or love to ride paths with your family. Denver is committed to creating a bicycling network where every household is within a quarter mile (2-minute bike ride) of a comfortable and low-stress bicycle facility. The City of Denver has more than 100 miles of multi-use trails, 130 miles of bike lanes, and almost 400 miles of signed bike routes. The city's Bicycle Program, managed primarily by Public Works and Parks and Recreation, supports the city's multi-modal transportation goals with a growing network of innovative infrastructure throughout the city.
If you want to explore the city or have a quick spin but you didn't bring your bike, you can easily grab a B-cycle (bike share system in Denver) from one of 84 stations throughout the city. There’s also rules of the road that you might want to take a look at.
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