Best Cycling Cities in the United States
At one time, bicycling was strictly considered fair weather activity. It’s caught on so well now, that several enthusiasts aren’t happy waiting winter out. They get their bicycles go into winter, too. If you’d wish to check out some Best Cycling Cities in the United States, these are the top cities for it.
The city of Bend is made on the foothills of the Cascade Mountains, bordering on a desert. With the resultant delicate weather, Bend enjoys an extraordinarily long bicycling season. It has the trails for it – nearly five hundred miles of single track cycling pathways. Every kind of cycling enthusiast is likely to find the right trail for his or her needs here.
The Tour of California bicycling race usually starts in the capital of California. With the 32-mile American River Parkway bike trail running on town, Sacramento is easy to explore on bicycle – you’ll be able to get on or off the path as you explore town. Apart from the Parkway, the city has plenty of bike lanes, too. In general, Sacramento is extraordinarily cycle-friendly.
If you like mountain biking more than paved cycling, Durango offers access to a wide variety of spectacular dirt trails – switchbacks, down hills and other great routes. For paved cycling, the Animus River Trail that runs 7 miles along the length of Durango is picturesque, calm and inviting.
As Tucson cools down over winter, it begins to attract thousands of cycling enthusiasts from around the country, who love the challenging cycling terrain that it offers. Tucson also has paved cycling – 700 miles of bike lanes and a car-free Urban Loop that’s 50 miles long.
Home of the US Bicycling Hall of Fame, Davis is called the bike capital of America. It deserves the title because nearly every one of the main roads has bike lanes. One in five Davis residents commute to work on their bicycles.
New York City, New York
On Memorial Day 2013, New York City launched America’s largest bike share plan with more than 5000 bicycles spread out over 300 bike stations all over the city. The city has great bike rentals and hundreds of miles of bike lanes, too.
Louisville’s claim to cycling fame comes from its 100-mile Louisville Loop cycling path that the town plans to expand. At some point , cyclists are able to go anyplace in the town on safer cycling trails. If you discover yourself in city and don’t have your own bicycle, town even has its own bike sharing program referred to as the city B-Cycle.
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