Let’s get one thing straight: it’s pronounced BOY-see, not BOY-zee. However, while correct pronunciation will make you seem like a local, visitors to Boise should embrace their outsider status. After all, between a vibrant art scene and one of the largest Basque communities in the world, Boise offers lots of potential discoveries. Furthermore, Boise is one of the premier cities to find a job right now, since it was named the second best place for businesses and careers by Forbes Magazine.
In Boise, two-wheeling travelers don’t have to worry about getting pushed to the margins. With nearly 4% of commuters biking to work, Boise has the 7th highest number of bike commuters per capita in the United States. A network of bike trails, including the lush and scenic Boise River Greenbelt, keeps this percentage growing. A formidable bus system operated by ValleyRide serves the city, and additionally, Boise’s drivers have been lauded as some of the best in the nation.