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.
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.
The Burke-Gilman Trail is a really great trail – safe, mainly flat, very long, and well signposted. It offers an excellent way to spend a day exploring Seattle. Be sure to enjoy the Fremont Brewery and the Saint Helen’s Cafe along the way! Check out our post about the Burke-Gilman Trail, which includes many photos and a video.
The Buntzen Lake area in British Columbia, 45 minutes out of Vancouver, is situated in pristine wilderness, and offers numerous beautiful cycling trails for cyclists of all skill levels – from average cyclists to skilled mountain bikers. Our post highlights some of the cycling trails in the Buntzen Lake area, and shows off the beauty of the area with photos and videos.
One of the best ways to see Britain is from your bike. This post offers suggestions to enjoy some of Britain’s most picturesque cycling routes under 100 miles.
This post explains how to enjoy the Olympic Park in Sydney, Australia, on a bike! Includes advice on transit options to get there (RiverCat or train), plus where to rent a bike so you can enjoy Olympic Park.
The mountainous Lake District in north-western England offers many opportunities for cycling in beautiful natural countryside. Although it is a small area, it offers incredibly diverse terrain. This means that there are cycling opportunities for everyone from beginner cyclists to advanced cyclists looking for an Alpine experience in England! This post offers an infographic with three Lakes cycling routes that are ideal for beginners.
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?
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!
This post describes 5 thrilling bike rides in India! With its breath-taking scenery and biologic diversity, India offers some unique experiences for bike tourists. Head out to India for some thrilling mountain biking and scenic cycling.
This post describes the 5 Best Cycling Routes in India! With its breath-taking scenery and wide open spaces, India offers some very special and utterly unique experiences for bike tourists.
This is a complete guide plus narrated video about the flat, family-friendly Stanley Park Seawall Bike Trail – one of the most beautiful bike trails in the world. Vancouver’s Stanley Park was recently named the top urban park in the world by Trip Advisor. It’s the third-biggest park in North America, comprising 400 hectares of rain forest, right in the heart of Vancouver. Flanked by English Bay and Burrard Inlet, the entire park offers magical water views, and shade from towering, ancient trees.
The Seaside Bike Route is a multi-use recreational route in Vancouver that offers awesome views and endless activities along the Vancouver Seawall. The Seaside Bike Route goes from the Convention Center at Coal Harbour on Burrard Inlet, all the way to Jericho Beach. This is a complete guide, plus lots of photos and two videos!
The Traboulay PoCo Trail is a great family-friendly cycling trail and hiking trail. It is safe and well-maintained, offering something for everyone. Located just 27 km from Vancouver, it is well worth a day trip. If you’re trying to see as much of BC in as little time as possible you could not do much better than this trail.
This is a guide (plus map) to cycling the family-friendly and dog-friendly Galloping Goose Trail on Vancouver Island – a very long, diverse and beautifully scenic bike trail, with bed and breakfast and camping options along the way. Cycle from an urban area, through a rural area, and end up in semi-wilderness with breathtaking views!
People of all ages enjoy cycling in safety on the Lachine Canal Bike Path. Situated in Montreal, it’s a truly great off-road bike trail. Here are photos of some of the many people who enjoy cycling along this bike trail in Montreal.
We cycled the Poco Trail yesterday – one of the best trails in the Greater Vancouver area. We were sad to find that the trail is littered with fallen trees, after that terrific wind storm on 29 August.
Here’s a great bike ride to do in Vancouver! This completely off-road Vancouver bike ride goes from the Convention Center to Granville Island, via the Seaside Bike Route – and the last bit is done by hopping on one of Vancouver’s colourful Aquabuses to cross False Creek! It’s a great family bike ride with diverse scenery, and lots of fun things to do.
New Westminster Cycling: There is plenty of cycling in New Westminster, BC. This post provides an overview of New Westminster cycling, and then focuses in on the most family-friendly, easy cycling available in New Westminster: the newly redeveloped New Westminster quay, and the new Quayside Park.
The Whistler Valley Trail is an awesome labyrinth of off-road, paved trails connecting most of the best places in Whistler. This post is about cycling from Whistler Village along the Whistler Valley Trail to the serene, scenic Green Lake. This route is very gentle, with hardly any hills, and entirely off road.