Boulder Bike Tours

It's Not a Tour, It's a Joyride!

Explore Boulder on a Pedal-Assisted ebike
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Explore Boulder, Colorado, by eBike

It's not a tour, it's a joyride!" Join us for an unforgettable time exploring Boulder and the surrounding area by eBike. Our unique routes and custom tours cover historic downtown, the Boulder, Goose, and Wonderland Creek paths, Chautauqua, Dakota Ridge, NCAR, the CU campus and much more — but the real joy comes from cruising on an eBike through one of the best cycling towns on earth. Regardless of age and ability, you'll have a blast discovering Boulder and rediscovering your inner child as you explore this beautiful locale with ease and comfort on our pedal-assisted eBikes.

Bike Tours

Choose Your Joyride

Duration
3 hours
Group Size
2 to 8

Boulder 360º eBike Ride (WINTER SCHEDULE)

They say Boulder is "27 square miles surrounded by reality." Is that still true? Maybe, maybe not. See it for yourself from all sides on this loop around the Boulder bubble.

HELLO, WINTER JOYRIDERS!

During the winter offseason (roughly mid-November to mid-April), JD’s Joyrides is open for business pending weather conditions and our availability.

Through our calendar you can request a date and time to ride (tour or rental). Your booking is not confirmed and you will not be charged until we respond (which we will do pretty quickly). You’re welcome to call/text us as well, via the number on our Contact page.

Winter’s a beautiful time to ride ebikes in Boulder (with the proper attire, of course). We’d love for you to discover that for yourself, and look forward to hearing from you.

Duration
2 hours
Group Size
2 to 8

Easy Rider 180º (WINTER SCHEDULE)

See Boulder by bike path (mostly) on this pleasantly loping excursion, easily accessible to riders of all levels.

HELLO, WINTER JOYRIDERS!

During the winter offseason (roughly mid-November to mid-April), JD’s Joyrides is open for business pending weather conditions and our availability.

Through our calendar you can request a date and time to ride (tour or rental). Your booking is not confirmed and you will not be charged until we respond (which we will do pretty quickly). You’re welcome to call/text us as well, via the number on our Contact page.

Winter’s a beautiful time to ride ebikes in Boulder (with the proper attire, of course). We’d love to help you discover that for yourself, and look forward to hearing from you.

Duration
2 hours
Group Size
2 to 8

High Climber 180º (WINTER SCHEDULE)

Revel in the thrill of cruising up and soaring down Boulder's many storied hills

HELLO, WINTER JOYRIDERS!

During the winter offseason (roughly mid-November to mid-April), JD’s Joyrides is open for business pending weather conditions and our availability.

Through our calendar you can request a date and time to ride (tour or rental). Your booking is not confirmed and you will not be charged until we respond (which we will do pretty quickly). You’re welcome to call/text us as well, via the number on our Contact page.

Winter’s a beautiful time to ride ebikes in Boulder (with the proper attire, of course). We’d love to help you discover that for yourself, and look forward to hearing from you.

Duration
2 hours
Group Size
2 to 8

Wall To Wall Boulder eBike Mural Ride (2hr) (WINTER SCHEDULE)

On the Wall To Wall Boulder eBike Mural Ride you'll see dozens of murals and other sights/sites while touring Boulder in fine style and ease on a Rad Power Bike. Your guide, Joel (JD), is a long-time local with a passion for Boulder, art and showing people a good time on two wheels. ​

HELLO, WINTER JOYRIDERS!

During the winter offseason (roughly mid-November to mid-April), JD’s Joyrides is open for business pending weather conditions and our availability.

Through our calendar you can request a date and time to ride (tour or rental). Your booking is not confirmed and you will not be charged until we respond (which we will do pretty quickly). You’re welcome to call/text us as well, via the number on our Contact page.

Winter’s a beautiful time to ride ebikes in Boulder (with the proper attire, of course). We’d love to help you discover that for yourself, and look forward to hearing from you.

Duration
3 hours
Group Size
2 to 8

Wall To Wall Boulder eBike Mural Ride (3hr) (WINTER SCHEDULE)

On the Wall To Wall Boulder eBike Mural Ride you'll see dozens of murals and other sights/sites while touring Boulder in fine style and ease on a Rad Power Bike. Your guide, Joel (JD), is a long-time local with a passion for Boulder, art and showing people a good time on two wheels. ​

HELLO, WINTER JOYRIDERS!

During the winter offseason (roughly mid-November to mid-April), JD’s Joyrides is open for business pending weather conditions and our availability.

Through our calendar you can request a date and time to ride (tour or rental). Your booking is not confirmed and you will not be charged until we respond (which we will do pretty quickly). You’re welcome to call/text us as well, via the number on our Contact page.

Winter’s a beautiful time to ride ebikes in Boulder (with the proper attire, of course). We’d love to help you discover that for yourself, and look forward to hearing from you.

Duration
8 hours
Group Size
Up to 6

eBike Rentals (full-day) (WINTER SCHEDULE)

I love to show off the Boulder that I know and love, but if you prefer to explore the area on your own, we do rentals too.

Whether you want to see Boulder the way it's meant to be seen (via bike), or you're eBike-curious and are ready to try one out for yourself -- or both -- this is a great way to do it. Rent by the hour, half day or full day.

HELLO, WINTER JOYRIDERS!

During the winter offseason (roughly mid-November to mid-April), JD’s Joyrides is open for business pending weather conditions and our availability.

Through our calendar you can request a date and time to ride (tour or rental). Your booking is not confirmed and you will not be charged until we respond (which we will do pretty quickly). You’re welcome to call/text us as well, via the number on our Contact page.

Winter’s a beautiful time to ride ebikes in Boulder (with the proper attire, of course). We’d love to help you discover that for yourself, and look forward to hearing from you.

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Duration
4 hours
Group Size
Up to 8

eBike Rentals (half-day) (WINTER SCHEDULE)

I love to show off the Boulder that I know and love, but if you prefer to explore the area on your own, we do rentals too.

Whether you want to see Boulder the way it's meant to be seen (via bike), or you're eBike-curious and are ready to try one out for yourself -- or both -- this is a great way to do it. Rent by the hour, half day or full day.

HELLO, WINTER JOYRIDERS!

During the winter offseason (roughly mid-November to mid-April), JD’s Joyrides is open for business pending weather conditions and our availability.

Through our calendar you can request a date and time to ride (tour or rental). Your booking is not confirmed and you will not be charged until we respond (which we will do pretty quickly). You’re welcome to call/text us as well, via the number on our Contact page.

Winter’s a beautiful time to ride ebikes in Boulder (with the proper attire, of course). We’d love to help you discover that for yourself, and look forward to hearing from you.

Duration
3 hours
Group Size
Up to 2

Gift Card: 3-hour Joyride for 2 people!

Treat your friends and loved ones to a 3-hour Joyride for two people!

Duration
2 hours
Group Size
Up to 2

Gift Card: 2-hour Joyride for 2 people!

Treat your friends and loved ones to a 2-hr Joyride for two people!

Why choose us?

JD’s Joyrides is an independent, owner-operated, one-man show. Founder and Chief Joyrider Joel Davis has spent 30+ years exploring Boulder by bike and was inspired to launch the business during the Covid pandemic as a way of bringing people together during a time of deep isolation. The pandemic is over (more or less), but JD’s Joyrides remains dedicated to bringing people together, taking a less-is-more approach to deliver an authentic, personal, unique and fun experience that showcases Boulder’s beauty and spreads the joy, wellbeing and sense of freedom eBiking provides. You’ll come away from our time together with a better feel for this potentially life-changing transportation mode -- and a Boulder you never knew existed.

Unique Experiences

You'll see a lot when we ride, but the best part is the sense of joy and freedom that comes from riding eBikes in a town built for biking.

You'll see a lot when we ride, but the best part is the sense of joy and freedom that comes from riding eBikes in a town built for biking.

Passionate Guides

Our guides know more than the best routes and shortcuts. They’re eager to show you something you didn’t know you love about Boulder.

Our guides know more than the best routes and shortcuts. They’re eager to show you something you didn’t know you love about Boulder.

Small Groups

With a maximum of just eight bikes per ride, you'll never get left behind or lost in the crowd. (If you have a larger group, we can still ride. Let’s talk.)

With a maximum of just eight bikes per ride, you'll never get left behind or lost in the crowd. (If you have a larger group, we can still ride. Let’s talk.)

Location

Boulder: An Artsy, Bike-Friendly, Colorado Jewel

Boulder, Colorado, is renowned for its quaint downtown area and incredible natural beauty. With over 300 miles of pathways, it's extremely bike-friendly, allowing for entirely protected rides for much of our journey. Whether you want to see our impressive collection of murals, tour the CU campus, or get a closer look at the iconic Flatirons, exploring Boulder with JD's Joyrides is the way to go.

Frequently asked questions

Most frequent questions and answers

JD’s Joyrides is based in downtown Boulder, just two blocks east of the Pearl Street Mall.

We are located in the alley behind Dojo4 Tech Shop, just steps past the 2-story manatee mural. The official address is:

2030 17th St., Boulder 80302

JD’s Joyrides does not have any off-street parking. There’s a 3-hour limit on free parking in our area, so a 3-hour ride puts you at risk of getting a ticket. Some options:

- walk
- ride your own bike (we will store it securely while we ride)
- ride a B-cycle (there’s a stand to return them about 1.5 blocks from us)
- take The Hop bus (there’s a stop within 2 blocks)
- park east of 20th St or south of Walnut St and walk over (about 10 mins)
- park in one of the downtown garages and walk over

JD’s Joyrides does not have a public restroom. We’re happy to find a place to stop along the way upon request.

Fortunately, biking is one of the “cleanest” activities you can still enjoy during a pandemic. As of this writing, there are no local mask mandates or restrictions. If you’re feeling ill or symptomatic, please consider rebooking.

Depending on the ride you book, you can expect to see a combination of murals, mountains, bike paths, Boulder’s unique urban/natural interface and, if we’re lucky, some wildlife. Yes, we’ll see many objects of interest as well as popular Boulder sites/sights, but the main point of every JD’s Joyrides outing is to simply immerse ourselves in the pleasure of riding eBikes in one of the world’s friendliest cycling cities. We’ll go through several neighborhoods, riding on a mix of bike paths, trails and surface streets (we keep our time on busy streets to an absolute minimum). We’ll stop along the way for water/rest breaks, picture opportunities, etc.

If you can ride a bike, you can ride an eBike. The “e” in these bikes is pedal assist: if you pedal, the bike will help. You’ll still have to pedal to climb hills, but without gasping for breath or soaking in sweat when you get to the top. In the end, you’ll feel like you rode a bike, but it is by no means a strenuous ride. Exhilarating, yes, but not strenuous. If you can walk a couple of miles with relative ease and have a basic level of comfort on a regular bicycle, then you should have no problem with our bikes.

Anyone from 5’ to 6’6” should be able to ride pretty comfortably. Max weight is 275.

Riders must be 14 years of age or older (ages 14-17 must be accompanied by a guardian).

All riders must complete an online waiver before riding.

Comfortable clothes for being outdoors on a bike. Please check the forecast for the full day you are riding. Conditions can change quickly in Colorado.
Protection against wind and rain are recommended. You’ll be riding a bike a little faster than usual and wind chill can be a real thing.
Closed-toe shoes are recommended. NO flip-flops please!

- Sunglasses
- Sunscreen
- Water bottle (we provide bottled water if you don’t bring one)
- Helmet (we will provide one if you don’t bring one)
- Weather gear (if necessary; please check the full forecast for the day of your ride)
- Camera
- Gratuity (optional and much appreciated)

NOTE: the bikes have racks to which we can attach your pack. Your guide will also have some (but not unlimited) carrying capacity for extra jackets/gear.

- Rad Power Bike (pedal assist eBike)
- Helmet (you’re welcome to bring your own)
- Bottled water (you’re welcome to bring your own)
- Light snacks

Reservations are confirmed when payment is received. For standard bookings, payment is fully refundable if you cancel more than 24 hours in advance of your reservation.

For private and group bookings, your payment is refundable less a 25% deposit for cancellations more than 48 hours in advance.

If reservations are cancelled within 24 hours of the starting time of the bike tour (or 48 hours in the case of a private or group booking), payment will not be refunded. If you do not show up for your reserved tour, no refund will be issued. We appreciate your understanding.

Weather conditions can change rapidly in Boulder and safety is our highest priority. If the weather is inclement and not conducive to a safe and pleasant tour, JD's Joyrides will cancel the tour and riders can reschedule for another day or receive a full refund.

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