Boulder Tops National List for Most Bike-Enthusiastic Cities
Great for real estate: Boulder leads another cool top 10 list. Priceonomics.com has named Boulder the Top City for Bicycling in America. In addition to Denver (No. 9), Fort Collins (No. 17) and Colorado Springs (No. 31), the list was dominated by West Coast cities in Oregon and California.
The site also noted that college towns including Boulder have large used-bicycle markets. It said well-educated cities tend to have more developed bicycle markets, but was unable to completely explain what drives a city to take up biking, considering the possibility that a liberal arts major, culture or government policies were contributing factors.
Boulder, Denver and Fort Collins also made Priceonomics.com's Fixie Index, referring to the use of fixed-gear bikes, landing No. 13, No. 19 and No. 22 respectively. Denver has the 7th largest used bicycle market.