Explore Boise by bike
This city is made for cyclists, with its leafy streets, wildflower-lined trails, and cool high-desert air
Ride along the riverStretching 29.7 miles along the beautiful Boise River waterfront, the Boise River Greenbelt offers pretty, mellow riding suitable for all setups. Challenge the kids to a trainingwheels trip to Lucky 13 ($; 3662 S. Eckert Rd., 6 flat miles from downtown; 208/344-6967) for pizza on the patio, or cruise about 5.5 miles farther to Lucky Peak Reservoir (cityofboise.org/parks)―and beyond, if you’re up for a climb.
Pull over for a play
Tucked into a nature preserve just off the Greenbelt bike path, the Idaho Shakespeare Festival’s Elizabethan-style amphitheater is one of Boise’s cultural icons. This month, enjoy The Comedy of Errors or The Seagull before biking back as the sun goes down. Tickets from $18; 5657 Warm Springs Ave.; idahoshakespeare.org