When driving a car isn’t feasible, many people choose to ride bikes instead. In addition to being good exercise, some people do it to spend money on vehicle maintenance. No matter what state they live in, there is at least one city that is biking friendly.
Those that live in California will find that Davis is the city where riding a bike is the easiest. It was the first city anywhere in the country to adapt to bike riders. The best way to see the city is to travel the Davis Bike Loop. However, many residents use their bikes to get back and forth to work and other locations. Because of this, there are many bicycle repair stations scattered through the city, and tire pumps are easily accessible. Davis is also home to the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame, which chronicles the history of this transportation mode.
In Boulder, Colorado biking is also an easy and popular way to see the sights. There are many locations where locals and tourists can rent bikes. The seven-mile Boulder Creek Path is a popular bike trail that takes riders between Boulder Canyon and the city’s downtown area. Bike riders often visit the White River National Forest. During warmer weather, the forest is used for mountain biking.
Washington DC also encourages bike riding. Both short-term and long-term bike rental is available throughout the city. Paths around the National Mall are the most widely used, but not the only bike-friendly site. The Capital Crescent Trail is another popular biking spot and runs from Georgetown, over the border of D.C. into Silver Springs, Maryland. Along the way, bikers will pass by the Potomac River and the C&O Canal.
In Gainesville, college students and other residents regularly use bikes as their modes of transportation. Many University of Florida students get around campus this way. Those who aren’t students there head to the Gainesville-Hawthorne State Trail to ride their bikes. Its paths are 10 feet wide, making it a fun and easy place for riders. Along the way, they may see numerous turtles and alligators. The trail also takes bike riders past the Paynes Prairie State Preserve, where they may be able to spot animals like bison and wild horses.