Boulder's cycling community knows they have something special. Besides miles of bike paths and bike lanes in town, there are rolling hills to the east that cruise by farmland and steep canyon rides that can be peddled over 5,000 vertical feet and top out at 10,000 feet above sea level. Many world class road bikers train on Boulder's roads but you don't have to be a pro to have a fantastic day on two wheels. Left Hand Canyon is perhaps the best mountain ride -- especially when you link in the tough hill climbs on Lee Hill and Olde Stage roads. The eastern rides out to Neva Road and to the town of Hygiene quickly transport riders to the bucolic Colorado countryside. There are loops short and long for all levels of riders -- and with 300+ days of sunshine every year, riding throughout the year is part of Boulder's cycling charm.