The Best Cities for Biking
Are you looking for new and exciting places to ride your new ebike from Elux Bikes? Whether you want to stick to your local neck of the woods or you’re getting ready to head to another state for a vacation, here are some of the best cities for biking.
Crested Butte, CO
Crested Butte is one of the best places in the United States to ride a bike. It has a modest population of just 1,339 people and is known as one of mountain biking’s birthplaces.
You can find all types of recreational bike riders in Crested Butte and people come from all over to enjoy the city’s sprawling off-road trail network. The beauty of the trails and mountain ranges attract tourists and local bike riders year after year.
If you like bike riding during the three major riding seasons, you’ll love the trails in Ashland, WI. This small city of fewer than 8,000 residents has a variety of mountain bike and road bike trails. There are even winter trails that fat-bike enthusiasts love to ride after each good snowfall.
The northern portion of Ashland is on Lake Superior, which is a beautiful destination for dedicated bike riders. If you’d rather ride downtown, you can easily get to most local shops and services by bike.
A collaboration of multiple bicycling organizations known as the Youth Cycling Coalition chose Morgantown in 2020 for its inaugural pilot program. The city of Morgantown has made some big investments to improve infrastructure for riders of all ages. This is a great place to ride if you want to be surrounded by others who appreciate the joy of bike riding.
Berkeley is one of the most enjoyable cities to ride a bike in California, thanks to its comfortable, slow-paced city streets and ease of access to multiple destinations. The university town sees a lot of college students pedaling around town. Many people (up to 10%!) choose to commute to work by bike in this city as well.
Even though Seattle is a pretty rainy city, it experiences some pretty favorable bike-riding weather in the summertime. Seattle is a very bike-friendly city and has plans to construct 100 miles of bike lanes. Thanks to the city’s goal to limit most personal trips to zero greenhouse gas emissions by the year 2030, bikes are likely to become even more popular going forward.
In Vancouver, the fastest-growing mode of transportation is bicycling. There are more than 270 miles of bike routes in the city, and more seem to be added every year. The nice thing about Vancouver is that most major destinations (such as grocery stores, doctor’s offices, etc.) are located within 15 minutes by bicycle from most people.
If you prefer riding on trails rather than riding in bike lanes, you’ll love Bentonville, AR. This charming city has more than 60 miles of bike trails within it. You can choose from different trails based on your skill level and preferred destination.
These are just a few of the best cities for riding bikes this year. No matter where your travels take you, riding your bike is a great way to experience various destinations up close and personal.