In just a short couple of months, Old Man Winter will take a long vacation and warmer weather will roll in across much of the country. Higher temperatures and sunny skies offer the perfect opportunity to get outside and ride. If you’re a cycling enthusiast or just like to see the sights on the back of a bicycle, you may have already started planning your next biking adventure. If so, we encourage you to check out the Travel Channel’s list of the Top 10 Cycling Cities in the U.S. below. It’s impossible for us to pick a favorite.
- Boulder, Colorado – A picturesque mountain town located at the base of the Rocky Mountains, Boulder features hundreds of miles of bike paths, nearby access to world-class mountain biking trails, and over 300 days of sunshine every year. The city also offers a 24-hour bike sharing program.
- Portland, Oregon – The “king of cycling,” Portland has more cyclists per capita than any other city in America. The area also features great city riding, mountain bike trails, lots of bike shops, and a soon-to-launched bike share program.
- New York City – The Big Apple features hundreds of miles of bike lanes and the country’s largest bike share program with over 6.000 bikes.
- Washington D.C. – Save money by exploring the city and experiencing the monuments on two wheels. Our nation’s capital has a large bike share program and is located along the 185-mile long C&O Canal Trail which runs along the Potomac River.
- Minneapolis, Minnesota – Offering 120 miles of bikeways, bike-pedestrian bridges and a bike share program, this flat city in Minnesota boats a big and proud bike culture made up of all types of riders.
- Tucson, Arizona – This desert oasis offers more than 700 miles of designated bikeways, more than any other city in the U.S, mountain biking, and year-round cycling thanks to the warm weather.
- Austin, Texas – Featuring a bike zoo, the six-mile long Lance Armstrong Bikeway, and easy access to Texas Hill Country, Austin is a biking enthusiasts dream.
- Missoula, Montana – Home to the Adventure Cycling Association, Missoula has a wide range of mountain bike trails and is small enough for bikes to reach just about any spot in the city.
- San Diego – Take a ride down to the pier at Ocean Beach or visit Balboa Park while visiting this beautiful West Coast city which offers amazing road and mountain riding,
- Louisville, Kentucky – This charming Southern city is home to the Louisville Loop, a 100-mile trail system that one day will connect the entire city. The city also features a pedestrian bridge that crosses the Ohio River as well as a bike share program.
Looking to rent a road or mountain bike for your next excursion or a trip to one of the ten bike-friendly cities above? Rent It Today can help! The most comprehensive rental resource online, Rent It Today can provide a list of rental bike companies in the cities above or anywhere else across the country. To browse a set of listings, visit www.rentittoday.com!