Colorado is second only to Oregon when it comes to bicycle commuting in the United States, according to the latest analysis from The League of American Bicycling. Yes, with a grand total of 1.3 percent of commuters using bicycles, the state outranked almost the whole nation.
If that 1.3 percent sounds underwhelming, consider that over the course of about a decade, bike commuting climbed 43 percent in Colorado.
Among the nation's 70 biggest cities, Denver rose from 13th highest percent of bicycle commuters in 2013 to ninth. That's because the city now has 2.5 percent of its residents commuting by bike, up from two percent last year, according to LAB.
Colorado's numbers are also buoyed by Boulder, ranked third for cities with high shares of bicycles, and Fort Collins, ranked eighth.