Photos: Ten best U.S. cycling cities list includes two Colorado places -- but not Boulder

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USA Today and its 10Best blog surveyed readers to determine the best cycling cities in the country. Now the results are out, and it's no surprise that Colorado landed two places in the top ten -- but unexpectedly, Boulder, which was among the twenty finalists from which participants could choose, didn't make the cut. Who did? Count down the photo-illustrated rankings below, featuring excerpts from the USA Today blurbs -- and click here to check out the original post.

Number 10: Bend, Oregon

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With a staggering 484 miles of singletrack within an hour drive, riders of all levels can find the perfect trail in Bend (and a good microbrewery for a cold one after)....
Number 9: Sacramento, California
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Sacramento's main claim to cycling fame is its 32-mile American River Parkway bike trail, with plenty of access points to hop on and off to explore the city....
Continue to keep counting down USA Today's list of the ten best U.S. cycling cities.

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Brenda Weston
Brenda Weston

I'm surprised Denver isn't on the list. It has tons of bike trails and many are not sharing the road with cars.

Anna Lisle
Anna Lisle

I think you forgot Portland... "America's Bike Capital"

John Elliott
John Elliott

Anyplace cyclists follow the traffic laws....oh, wait....

Tyler Travis
Tyler Travis

Ha! This is null and void without Portland.

Wade Kresak
Wade Kresak

Boulder is the best place to have your bike stolen!

Cord Beaty
Cord Beaty

Bike town USA! Steamboat Springs!

Scott Miles
Scott Miles

Wow thanks for this! I needed to know this.

Michael Powers
Michael Powers

Joe if you think that is hot……. you need to go to Amsterdam buddy!

Leah Meowseph
Leah Meowseph

These list's you post saying "Best place to____" always have TWO cities in colorado on them. Im calling bullshit.

Tyler Rierson
Tyler Rierson

I'd rather not see grown ass people is tights trying to ride a bike

Sean Dolan
Sean Dolan

We are number one for douchey lycra-nazi's with $5,000 bikes.....

fognl7
fognl7

Some cyclists look better in tights than others. However, I'd rather you see and laugh vs. overlook and hit.

Riding in plain clothes is cool, too...

muhutdafuga
muhutdafuga topcommenter

Might I suggest putting your eyes out.  A less painful option might be to put a paper bag over your head...remember to allow for plenty of ventilation.  It's a nice day, I think I'll get on my $5ooo bike for a ride wearing my tights.

muhutdafuga
muhutdafuga topcommenter

Nazis??  Most bikers aren't even conservative.  Time to get on my $5000 bike.  Where's my lycra?

fishingblues
fishingblues topcommenter

@muhutdafuga  Wow, in another post you were going to run the trails.  Your skinny fantasies know no bounds.


On another note:  bike haters can kiss my dying dog's ass.  I just got back from a nice ride to Aurora Reservoir and back.  


I'm not sure what lycra is, but I'm pretty damn sure I didn't have any on.


All you numb-nut lazy turds that would rather squat in your dank basements and pay video games, enjoy your short miserable lives.  

fishingblues
fishingblues topcommenter

@muhutdafuga    Too fucking stupid to know how fucking stupid you are.  I feel compelled to help by continuing to point it out to you.


Really, you do not belong here.  You remain


TOO OBTUSE TO BE OF USE.

muhutdafuga
muhutdafuga topcommenter

@fishingblues @muhutdafuga@ting100Typical idiot conservative feeling based pseudo-logic:  A radical right wing nut has a fantasy about someone they have never met and have absolutely no information about other than they make the radical right wing nut look foolish.

But the right wing cultist imagines their feelings are somehow proof of something.  How odd that it would matter to the point where the right wing nut would be nervously compelled to write about how it would be just too awful if the mean old Liberal has a nice bike.  I'm not sure I understand the pathology that compels you to be interested.  It is even less clear why you are compelled to lie.  The best I can tell, there is a disease common among radical right wing nuts called "Romnesia  It brings about memory loss, lying, and other anti-social behavior.  Studies suggest Romnesia is a STD that got passed around at C-PAC. 


fishingblues
fishingblues topcommenter

@muhutdafuga @ting100  


Wow mutt, you have bragged about your imaginary $5000.00 bike four times now in two different threads and four posts.  No one believes your delusions.  Everyone knows you are fat, lazy and stupid and no doubt ugly.  Had to turn lesbian because no guy would have anything to do with you.    

muhutdafuga
muhutdafuga topcommenter

@ting100 @muhutdafugaThe image I get from reading your post is quiet funny....people paying $5,000 for a 15 lb. bike and loading it up with 50 lbs. of assault weapons of mass destruction!

Thank you for your post, it was creative and funny!

ting100
ting100

@muhutdafuga Somebody should make camo bike clothes. and a gun rack on the bike. We might be able to get a whole new

group into cycling!!

muhutdafuga
muhutdafuga topcommenter

@fishingblues @muhutdafugaTrail running it was, fishingforyounghairlessboys. 

Good that you have at least some idea of what you're wearing.  I bet you're wearing camo to help you sneak up on young hairless boys.  Good of you to admit you don't know what lycra is, you don't know much of anything else, except that the bike haters are as tedious as you.  You got one right...even a broken clock is right twice a day as the old saying goes.

Good of you to be hanging on my every word.  It is your first step toward wisdom.  You have so far to go.

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