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.
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”!
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.
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.
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.
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!
Velorama Festival in Colorado Blends Bikes and Music with intense bike races and great rock music. This year, bands include Velorama, Deathcab for Cutie, Wilco. Get your tickets now!
5 of the best mountain bike trails in the USA! With the USA’s vast landscape and numerous world-renowned national parks, it’s no surprise that cyclists flock to test themselves, or simply enjoy the beauty of the scenery on US mountain bike trails. This post includes the Big Sur in California; the Shark Valley Mountain Bike Trail in Miami; the Banks Vernonia Mountain Bike Trail in Oregon; the Little Pan Loop, Black Canyon Trail in New River, Arizona (also known as the Lollipop Loop); and the Carriage Trails in the Acadia National Park in Maine.
Cycling around the Willamette River in Portland, Oregon – and some GPS computer artwork of that trip.