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Boise is a cyclists’ utopia. From mountain trails to the 25-mile Boise Greenbelt, located on both sides of the Boise River, our city has something for every skill level and interest. So grab a bike, and get ready to have some fun.

City Biking and Boise Greenbelt

Considered one of the top cycling towns in America, Boise offers unbeatable road biking. The 25-mile Boise Greenbelt is one of the most popular trail choices for cyclists given its access to parks in the city. Shaded by trees that line this popular pathway, all 25-miles provide amazing views of the Boise River. As a car-free artery through the city, the Greenbelt is a favorite for families with all ages. 

Road Cycling

If you’re looking to enjoy some time in the saddle, Hill Road, Cartwright Road and Dry Creek Road are local favorites. Combine them for a 20-30 mile loop to enjoy challenging climbs and fun descents that the Boise foothills have to offer.

If you’re looking to enjoy some time in the saddle, Hill Road, Cartwright Road aIf you’re looking for more elevation and a real challenge, the 16-mile, 4,000-foot elevation climb to Bogus Basin recreation area on Bogus Basin Road is another great choice for road cyclists who love long climbs and fast descents.

Mountain Biking

Boise has miles and miles of mountain biking trails. Whether you want a quick ride on your lunch break or a long ride in the foothills, Boise’s trails will reward you with stunning views and breathtaking scenery. Visit AllTrails here for a list of some of the local favorites OR skip the maps and download the FREE TrailPilot App on the iOS App Store. They provide free audio tours of the local mountain bike trails that ride at your pace, and guide you through the turns and features on the best routes in the region.


For visitors looking to zip through the city on two wheels, Boise has a variety of road, mountain and electric bike rental locations close to downtown. For rental options, try Idaho Mountain Touring, McU Sports, George’s Cycles or Pedego Electric Bikes. During the summer, mountain bikes are also available for rent directly at Bogus Basin.

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