Have you ever tried painting? It’s fun, isn’t? Like painting, cycling is also a great recreational activity. Although you’ll be using your bicycle for the latter and paint sprayers or brushes for the former, both activities can help you relax and have a great sense of accomplishment.
Now, if you’re in America, you better prep yourself for a cycling adventure soon! These places are perfect for your cycling needs.
As the best place for cycling in the US, Portland has inspired other cities to be cycle-friendly too! This place has the most cyclists ever, and you’ll love not just the places but also the people. You can visit the city’s coffee shops after a day out into the Forest Park or after a short trip to mountain bike trails. If you down own a bike, you can always rent from Veloce Bicycles, Clever Cycles, or Fat Tire Farm.
Journey ‘round the busy streets of the city and enjoy beautiful sights you never thought you’d see! Chicago is the city you need to go to if you want to feast your eyes on numerous bike lanes and spectacular architecture. You can even jaunt along the gorgeous shoreline.
Nothing’s bolder than Boulder when it comes to mountain biking! This city highlights its hundreds of miles of paths for cyclists and is also near Walker Ranch, which is a top-class mountain biking trail. Boulder also has a bike share program called the Boulder B-cycle which provides bike access at any B-station every day for 24 hours. You just have to swipe your card, get a bicycle, and cruise around the city. Oh, the joys of cycling!
Of course, the capital city can’t be left behind in this matter. Trekking through D.C. with your bike is by far the easiest and quickest way to visit all its distinguished monuments and memorials. Like in Boulder, D.C. also has a program called Capital Bikeshare where you can rent more than 1,800 bikes. You just have to follow the safety tips from the program. If the city’s a bit too crowded for you, perhaps you can visit the 185-mile-long, breathtaking C&O Canal trail with a mountain bike you rented from Big Wheel Bikes.
If your vagabond shoes are longing to stray right through the very heart of New York just like Frank Sinatra, you better partner those shoes with the right bike! The pandemonium brought by the city’s traffic can be overwhelming, but don’t worry; you can still ride a bike through the Big Apple thanks to its bike lanes. It even has America’s grandest bike share program with more than 6,000 bikes distributed in 330 stations. To avoid all cars, you can always take the Hudson River Greenway which is an 11-mile long secured pedestrian path from Battery Park to Manhattan’s southern tip.