One of the finest ways to see American cities is on two wheels. Seeing the sights by bike is the ideal option for casual cyclists who want to get a closer look at what our cities have to offer, while keeping active on your vacation. There are many great places for cyclists of all skill levels to have fun in the United States. This post will help you to find them.
This post presents photos and videos to document key developments in the amazing evolution of Vancouver cycling infrastructure. Located on the west coast of Canada, 200 miles north of Seattle, Vancouver, BC, is a beautiful city with a mild climate well suited for cycling. But until recently, it lacked sufficient user-friendly cycling. Not anymore! This post showcases the key developments in the evolution of Vancouver into a cycling-friendly city.
Vancouver cycling is wonderfully diverse. In this post we showcase some of our most popular posts about great bike rides in and around Vancouver, Canada. Vancouver cycling offers a range of options, from adventurous and athletic to easy and family friendly. Includes great bike rides in Vancouver, Burnaby, Port Coquitlam, Pitt Meadows, Richmond, and Vancouver Island.
This is a comprehensive guide (with maps) to cycling the family-friendly and dog-friendly Galloping Goose Trail on Vancouver Island. It’s 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!
Here is a guide, with videos and maps, to cycling the Lochside Trail. This is a flat, largely off-road trail on Vancouver Island that takes you all the way from the Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal to the beautiful city of Victoria.
Inspirational video about Montreal cyclist Charles Ouimet ascending the world’s most difficult gravel road, the Mauna Kea volcano in Hawaii, on his bike.
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.
Jonathan Duda shares how he cycled the entire length of the historic Erie Canal. It is a 360 mile route across New York State from Buffalo to Albany. All who complete this route become certified “End-to-enders”!
Cycling is fun, healthy, and eco-friendly. So why not use your bike to explore new countries? Taking a cycling vacation not only helps you to relax, but also enables you to explore different places and experience the culture and way of life of the local people. You also get to discover many amazing places along the way. If you’re wondering which country to visit for a cycling vacation, we’ve got you covered. Here are our pick of 7 countries for cycling vacations.
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.
Lime is a bike and scooter share service found in many cities in the USA and Europe. It’s affordable, practical, and a great transport option. We plan to prioritize cities that have Lime bikes when we travel, because they make it possible to have a vacation that is cheaper and healthier. This post tells you where to find Lime bikes, and includes a video showing how they work.
For those of you planning your first cycling tour, here is a first-hand account of what it felt like to one adventurous cyclist. Friend of the site, Pete Martin, recalls the first time he embarked on a long distance, solo cycling trip. In his case, he cycled the Way of the Roses coast to coast route across England.
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 Great Victorian Bike Ride is Australia’s premier cycling event for people of all ages and abilities, and is an excellent way to see the Australian countryside and meet locals. Read all about the 35th annual Great Victorian Bike Ride, the Mountains to Murray Bike Ride, in our post.
Check out this great infographic about cycling opportunities in the Lake District of England.
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.
A survey has found that Londoners who cycle to work are happier with their commute than those who use public transport. Over 1,000 London workers shared their thoughts on commuting to work. An overwhelming 91% of Londoners who cycle to work reported that their commute is acceptable in terms of length, ease, and comfort. It also appears that bike commuting can improve productivity in the office.
If you are lucky enough to be in the area, Washington state offers many excellent opportunities to explore trails and roads. In this post we feature five great places to ride your bike in Washington. We have included three bike rides on trails, and two bike rides on roads.
For those of you craving cycling adventure, here is a slice of extreme cycling adventure in the Atlas Mountains in Morocco. This account will either inspire you to get out there and embrace the unknown on your bike – or make you decide that your morning commute to downtown is enough adventure already!