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Boulder, CO: The land of hiking, cycling, and beer-drinking.

You can see the Flatirons and the Rockies beyond that, and who doesn’t love being surrounded by mountains? Boulder folks are some of the most active people in America. And here it’s sunny around 300 days out of the year, making it very easy to be outdoors all the time. Residents are fairly affluent – except I guess the college students – and tend to be very liberal, so there’s a fair amount of homogeneity. But the food is great, the beer is great (with breweries like New Belgium, Oskar Blues, and Avery all based nearby), and the options for what to do are nearly endless. Great first visit there.

Riding Boulder's B-cycle bikeshare along the Boulder Creek Path.

Riding Boulder’s B-cycle bikeshare along the Boulder Creek Path.

We tried out Boulder’s own bikesharing system, the B-cycle, for a casual ride to explore the area. You can feel the effects of the elevation almost immediately – we’re not used to being 5,000 feet high! Considering we’re typically just above sea level, the elevation change took a little getting used to.

More photos after the cut.

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Written by Crystal Bae

May 11th, 2012 at 6:08 am