Cities for Cycling

    With warmer weather and rising gas prices, there's never been a better time to hop on a bicycle, especially while you're on vacation. Here are 10 great cities where you can start pedaling!

  • Austin Convention and Visitors Bureau

    Cities for Cycling - Austin

    Take a spin around Lady Bird Lake (known to locals as Town Lake), a reservoir on the Colorado River that runs through downtown Austin, which offers 10 miles of downtown running, biking, and walking.

  • City of Boston

    Cities for Cycling - Boston

    In the past five years, Boston has created over 50 miles of bike lanes, installed 2,500 bike parking spaces, and established numerous city-wide programs to promote cycling and bike safety.

  • City of Chicago/GRC

    Cities for Cycling - Chicago

    Chicago has one of the best dedicated urban bike paths around: The 18.5-mile Lakefront Trail takes bikers through several popular parks and attractions, with sweeping skyline views around every bend.


    Cities for Cycling - Denver

    Denver's B-cycle bike share program provides access to the riverfront, the Denver Botanic Gardens, City Park, downtown shopping areas, and the Golden Triangle museum district.

  • Nice Ride MN

    Cities for Cycling - Minneapolis and St. Paul

    Currently there are 116 stations and 1,200 bicycles in Minneapolis's Nice Ride bike share program, with plans to add 30 new stations – mostly in downtown St. Paul – and 128 more bikes in 2012.

  • Joe Buglewicz/NYC & Co

    Cities for Cycling - New York City

    Crossing any of the bridges that connect Manhattan and Brooklyn by bike is always exciting, but it can be particularly magical at sunrise and sunset.

  • Travel Portland

    Cities for Cycling - Portland, OR

    An ambitious Portland initiative will increase the city's bikeable network to nearly 1,000 miles of bikeways by 2030, as well as expand bike parking options and update street signs.

  • San Francisco Bicycle Coalition

    Cities for Cycling - San Francisco

    San Francisco's year-round mild temperatures make for great biking weather. On weekends, head over to the Golden Gate Bridge and Golden Gate Park.

  • City of St. Petersburg

    Cities for Cycling - St. Petersburg, FL

    Florida isn't generally known to be bike-friendly, but St. Petersburg has made big progress in recent years, from providing more bike parking to connecting the recreational trails and street lanes.


    Cities for Cycling - Washington, D.C.

    Capital Bikeshare, the country's first bike share program, in Washington, D.C., is open year-round, 24 hours a day, with 140 stations and over 1,200 bikes.

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