Transportation - Local


If you are driving or renting a car, the official IDRS conference parking space is Lot 205 (Euclid Garage across from the IMIG Music Building). This is a three-level underground structure located below the CU Boulder Center for Academic Success and Engagement building (CASE). Please see the campus map. For directions to CASE, see Google Map. The cost of parking is a $40 flat rate, and you may park for any duration from Jul 25, 2022 6:00 AM MDT – Jul 31, 2022 11:30 PM MDT. The parking permit may be purchased now from CU Events Parking. A license plate number is required for purchase.

Getting around in Boulder

Boulder is located in the Denver Metro area, just 30 miles from the city and 40 miles from Denver International Airport (DEN). There are a number of public transportation options available, making it easy to get around the area.

Uber and Lyft are plentiful in Boulder.
The most convenient and economical way to get around is the HOP bus operated by the City of Boulder.

HOP stops in front of the College of Music and also at the corner of Canyon and 28th Street. Embassy Suites by HIlton, Hilton Garden Inn, Residence by Marriott, Boulder Marriott and the 29th Street Mall are located at the corner of Canyon and 28th. There are two HOP routes, clockwise and counterclockwise. Both routes stop at the same stations. HOP fare can be paid via the RTD app, or by a day pass or ticket books.



Boulder B-cycle, a local bike share program, can be a fun and sustainable way to get around town while you’re visiting.

If you do bring a car to campus, your conference coordinator can help you with purchasing a temporary parking permit. CU Conference Services supports the university’s commitment to sustainability in many ways including providing sustainable transportation options to conference participants. We encourage participants to take advantage of our 300 days of sunshine and walk or bike around town between events. We do have a community bike share program (B-cycle), and conferences can pre-purchase rides for participants to get around.

Public transportation in Boulder is easy and efficient. CU Boulder’s central location connects it to many bus routes within Boulder and the region. Daily and weekly passes can be purchased online.

Special BCycle Discount for IDRS

  • Download the BCycle app.
  • Select a Monthly Pass and uncheck “sign up for auto-renewal.”
  • Apply promo code IDRS22 for $15 off a Monthly Pass (50% discount on an unlimited number of bike share trips!).
  • Start riding! Use the BCycle app to check out bikes and see system info.
  • Keep every trip under 60 minutes to avoid overtime fees. A pre-authorization on your credit card will disappear within 1-3 business days.

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