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Living a Biking Lifestyle in Columbia, Missouri

Columbia, Missouri is the home of the University of Missouri and a popular town for people who like to bike for fun or as transportation. The population has grown to just over 100,000 people. Columbia is nicknamed “College Town” or “The Athens of Missouri” because it has so many colleges in one town. It consistently ranks as a top city for safety, educational facilities, health care, technology, economic growth, cultural opportunities and cost of living. Money Magazine's annual list once ranked Columbia as the #2 best place to live in the U.S.  Columbia is home of the University of Missouri-Columbia, the flagship campus of the state system with over 33,000 students. The city is also home to Stephens College, Columbia College, and a number of community colleges. Columbia's health care in patient capacity per capita is one of the best ratios in the country.

The cultural, entertainment, and economic heart of Mid-Missouri is located in Columbia’s downtown near Columbia's two colleges and the University of Missouri. There is a plethora of restaurants, bars, live music, indie films, book stores, art galleries, and loft apartments to entertain active adults looking for entertainment and culture. The True/False Film Festival, Art in the Park, The Blind Boone Ragtime and Early Jazz Festival, and the Twilight Festivals are all popular festivals that enliven the downtown area.

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