In this post, we showcase 10 family-friendly rides across the USA that are perfect for family bike rides. As far as family activities go, nothing gets everyone involved quite like cycling. Whether it’s a day trip, short outing, or a multi-day adventure, cycling gives families a safe and fun opportunity to share wonderful experiences together.
Bike Trails in Fort Stevens State Park in Oregon
The bike trails in Fort Stevens State Park, Oregon, offer a great bike ride, with lots of interesting sights along the way. Because they are off-road and mainly flat, you could take along the whole family.
Guide to Biking on Newcastle Island, Nanaimo
Do you enjoy cycling in beautiful places with no cars at all? If so, consider an expedition to go biking on Newcastle Island, a small island just off Nanaimo (which is itself on Vancouver Island). On this island-off-an-island, there are no cars and no roads at all. The island is a provincial marine park. Apart from peaceful cycling, it also offers a casual restaurant, beautiful beaches, and a pristine wildlife experience. What’s not to like?
Discovering the Central Florida Bike Trails with a Recumbent Trike
Central Florida has a number of paved and well maintained bike trails. Just about every trail is 12-foot-wide asphalt, with an occasional concrete area. In this post, Guest Contributor George Felegy shares his favorite Central Florida bike trails with us, and tells us how he discovered his “happy place” on a recumbent trike!
Monter à vélo à Montréal, partie 4 : La piste cyclable du canal de Lachine
Une des meilleures façons de passer une journée ensoleillée à vélo à Montréal est de faire le vélo par la piste cyclable du canal de Lachine. Voici comment nous avons passé une journée parfaite sur la piste cyclable du canal de Lachine, et comment nous avons eu la chance de voir le Parc René-Levesque, la Voie maritime du Saint-Laurent et le lac Saint-Louis.
Vancouver Cycling – Great Bike Rides In and Around Vancouver
With the tourist season coming, I decided to make some of my most popular posts about great bike routes in and around Vancouver easier to find. So I have created a page devoted to Vancouver cycling.
Vancouver Cycling #1 – Convention Center to Science World
Vancouver cycling offers spectacular, scenic bike rides in and around Vancouver for all. This is the first in a series of guides and videos to show you some of the best Vancouver bike rides – whether you are on vacation or stay-cation, Vancouver cycling offers something for you!
The Osprey Loop In Pitt Meadows – Dog Friendly Trail for Cycling and Hiking
The Osprey Loop in Pitt Meadows, BC, is a dog friendly trail that is also perfect for safe, scenic family cycling, just 30 minutes east of Vancouver. It’s great for walking and cycling with your family and your dogs.
Cycling around the Willamette River, Portland, Oregon
Cycling around the Willamette River in Portland, Oregon – and some GPS computer artwork of that trip.
Vancouver’s Seaside Bike Route from Coal Harbour to the Maritime Museum, Part 2 – an Average Joe Cyclist Guide
Vancouver’s Seaside Bike Route is safe and fun for the whole family, offering spectacular views and an endless array of fun things to do!
Vancouver’s Seaside Bike Route from Coal Harbour to the Maritime Museum, Part 1 – An Average Joe Cyclist Guide
Vancouver’s Seaside Bike Route runs along Vancouver’s Seawall. It is a multi-use recreational route, located in the downtown core of Vancouver, BC, Canada.
Shoreline Trail in Rocky Point Park, Port Moody, BC, Canada – Guide and videos
This is a guide to the Shoreline Trail in Rocky Point Park, Port Moody, BC, Canada. This trail offers a pleasant, flat, family bike ride or walk, with beautiful scenery and clear signposting. Facilities include restaurants, food vendors, children’s play parks, a water park, and washrooms at both ends of the trail.
Springboard Trail in Belcarra Park: For Seriously Fit Cyclists, or for Those who Seriously Want to be Fit
Springboard Trail in Belcarra Park is only 8 km long, but it’s set in beautiful unspoiled forest, with a hardened surface so you can get some speed up if you want. I would call it the perfect place for a training ride, as there’s a very, very long uphill from the lake. On the other hand, coming back it’s all downhill, which is a lot of fun too.
Pacific Spirit Regional Park in Vancouver: Laid Back Cycling in a Cool Green Forest
Pacific Spirit Regional Park in Vancouver, BC, Canada, has many cycling and hiking trails. They all offer fairly easy cycling that is suitable for the whole family. I have cycled there with family members ranging in age from 10 to 71. Head out there for a peaceful bike ride under majestic trees.
Good News for Richmond Cyclists
The magnificent new Richmond bridge for skytrains, bikes, and pedestrians will make life much easier for Richmond cyclists. Thanks Translink!
Translink Planning Department’s Response to my Critiques of the Central Valley Greenway (CVG)
Click here for an updated, complete guide to the Central Valley Greenway – plus Video Translink Planning Department has taken the trouble to respond comprehensively to my posts on the Central Valley Greenway, Part 1 and Part 2. I really appreciate this, and decided to post their response in full, so as many people as possible […]
Lachine Canal Bike Path – Montreal Cycling, Part 4
This is a guide to one of the greatest bike rides in the world, the Lachine Canal Bike Path. Montreal cycling in general is wonderful, and one of the best rides is flat and off-road along the historic Lachine Canal Bike Path. Completely off-road, it winds along beside the Lachine Canal for around 30 km (round trip).
If a Bike Route is “temporary” for more than a year, is it actually “permanent”? Problems with the Central Valley Greenway
The Central Valley Greenway runs from the New Westminster Quay, via Burnaby, to Science World in Vancouver – a total distance of 24 km. It is marvelously ambitious; hinting at a wonderful future when commuting by bike could be easy and safe for a wide range of cyclists – from kids to seniors, and everyone in between. Unfortunately, it still has some major problems.
Response from the District of Sooke to my Post on the Dangers of Cycling in Sooke
My post on Cycling in Sooke was a pretty scathing indictment of the current situation in that area, so close to the wonderful Galloping Goose Cycling Trail. In response, I am happy to say that I have just received two very constructive and encouraging emails: one from the Mayor of Sooke, and one from Sooke’s Engineering […]
The Central Valley Greenway – If a Greenway is full of Semi’s, is it still a Greenway?
The Central Valley Greenway runs all the way from the New Westminster Quay, via Burnaby, to Science World in Vancouver – a total distance of 24 km. The creators of this route really, really tried to make a magnificent cycling route. But unfortunately, the execution was sometimes lacking. At times the route soars impressively to the heights – but at other times, it really, really sucks.