Portland Makes The List of Top Bike Friendly Cities

10 Best Bike Friendly cities in the US

 

The cycling communities numbers have increased over the past few years.  Many cities across the country are responding by making roads safer for cyclists and creating new paths and trails.  Below is a list of the top cities with a passion for pedaling.

Austin, TX – A cool cycling scene has emerged in this vibrant city.  Many bike routes including Veloway, a three-mile course in South Austin, McKinney Falls State Park earn Austin a spot on the list.

Boulder, CO – The city has over 300 miles of dedicated bike paths, lanes and roads with shoulders.  Valmont Bike Park is the largest free urban bike park with 40 acres of off-road fun for everyone.

Hayward and Cable, WI – These duo cities are the epicenter of biking in the Midwest with a trail system designed for everyone.  The Chequamegon Fat Tire Festival is a three-day bicycling adventure with the country’s largest mass start point-to-point race.

Jackson Hole, WY – Road and mountain bikers will find copious options for biking in the beauty of the city and surrounding area.  Some popular trails include Jenny Lake in Grand Teton National Park, Granite Hot Springs and the Jackson Hole Community Pathway.

Louisville, KY – The lively city center and picturesque scenery makes Louisville a great cycling backdrop.  The eight-mile Louisville Riverwalk is one of the most popular rides.

Minneapolis, MN – With 92 miles of on-street bikeways and 85 miles of off-street bikeways, Minneapolis is always on the list.  Locals and visitors enjoy trails around the Grand Rounds Scenic Byway and Midtown Greenway.

Portland, OR – Urban rides in the compact downtown area and scenic trails in the parks nearby make Portland a hub for cycling enthusiasts.  Some of the best trails include the Vera Katz Eastbank Esplanade and the Aufderheide National Scenic Byway.

Roanoke Valley, VA – With more than 2,500 miles designated as scenic byways in Virginia, this boasts excellent cycling opportunities.  Lightly traveled roads and a temperate climate make this city bike friendly.

San Diego, CA – Year-round mild weather, decently flat terrain and beautiful beaches make San Diego one of the most beautiful cyclist friendly cities in Southern California.  The Silver Strand on Coronado Island has stunning views of the bay and the Pacific Coast Highway passes through gorgeous beach towns for a fun ride.

Tucson, AZ – Plenty of bicycle events and multi-use trails make this city a favorite for cyclists.  Take in the beauty of the five mountain ranges surrounding Tucson during your rides.