Boise Bike Week

The official launch party for Boise Bike Week is Monday evening at Highlands Hollow, but rides and events are taking place this weekend.

A bike corral will be at Saturday morning’s market in downtown Boise, and on Sunday there’s a brunch and ride.

National bike to work day comes on Friday, May 19. If you park a bicycle in the special bike valet in front Bittercreek Alehouse downtown, you can score a free beer between 3 and 8 p.m.

Frankie Barnhill / Boise State Public Radio

It's Boise Bike Week, a week when people are encouraged to strap on their helmets and dust off their cruisers. Groups like the Treasure Valley Cycling Alliance have a whole slew of events planned to get things rolling (ahem).

Frankie Barnhill / Boise State Public Radio

Boise has made a lot of national top 10 lists lately, but one the city is conspicuously absent from is a list of best urban bike paths. The well-known Boise River Greenbelt does not appear on a list from TheActiveTimes.com, despite stretching from east Boise west toward Nampa.

Frankie Barnhill / Boise State Public Radio

You may see more people riding their bikes to work today. It’s Bike to Work Day, and here in the Boise area, it caps off a week of festivities all focused on cycling.

The Treasure Valley Cycling Alliance (TVCA) is behind Boise Bike Week. Rick Overton sits on the Alliance's board. He says Boise’s cycling culture has become more active in the past ten years and that, he says is part of a national trend.