Biking is fun. It has benefits for the environment, it tones your muscles beautifully, it makes your life longer, It accelerates your heart rate, and it can be part of your comprehensive workout program. All over the United States, there are lots of places where you can ride your bike in a great environment and explore the best bike routes and bike paths of the country.
The Best Places to Cycle in the United States
New York City
New York City has glorious bike lanes, bike routes and bike paths. A great place to start is the Manhattan Waterfront Greenway, which is 32 miles long and encircles the Manhattan peninsula.
Its best part is the majestic Hudson River Greenway, well-paved way, and one of the most popular bikeways in the country. It runs from Dyckman Street (Inwood, near George Washington Bridge) to Battery Park, through Hudson River Park, Riverside Park and Chelsea. It has a delightful view of the waterfront.
Green Bay Road Trail, Chicago
According to the magazine Bicycling, Chicago is one of the most bicycle friendly big cities. It has over 200 miles of nice, safe, new bike routes, bike paths and bike lanes with wonderful sights of the lake and suburbia, like the Chicago Lakefront Trail, 20 miles long, along Lake Michigan. Green Bay Road Trail is less smooth and even than Manhattan’s Hudson River Greenway.
Marin County, California
Marin County, a place near San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge, is a favorite spot of bike fans. Once you come here to ride your bike, do not miss Pine Mountain in Marin County, a 22 mile long road.
Mt. Evans, Colorado
Mt. Evans is part of the Rocky Mountains, it is in Clear Creek County, Colorado. Mt. Evans boasts the highest paved bike paths and bike routes of the United States, 14, 265 feet high. It starts out at Idaho Springs, running through Echo Lake. Biking here, you will also have a glorious view on Pikes Peak and Longs Peak, with the amazing Pikes Peak granite, snow-capped mountains, and endless forests.
All of Hawaii
Hawaii is one of the most magnificent places of the United States and the world, home to rain forests, volcanic coasts, sunlight, heat, sea, and lush tropical greenery. You may want to discover its islands and their bike routes and bike paths. Route 360 on Maui is wonderful; it offers views of waterfalls and amazing exotic flora. It will be an unforgettable ride for you. You can take a tropical bike ride through the Pu’u ‘Ohia jungle, it is an easy ride and not longer than 5 miles.