Spend your summer on two wheels with these top five bike adventures. Whether looking for an excuse to take out your electric beach cruiser or planning a family vacation, consider one of these trails for your next exciting trail ride. Pack your bags and prepare your cycle for a short or long trail.
1. Rio Grande Trail
Start your journey in Aspen, Colorado and cruise for as much of the 42-mile Rio Grande Trail as you desire. The trail connects to a further 300 miles of Rocky Mountains single-track trails, but pace yourself and stick to cruiser-friendly sections. Find out how many miles can an electric bike go and select an appropriate path to make the most of your pedal-assist feature.
2. Katy Trail
Check out an abandoned railroad line from 1865 on the Katy Trail in Dallas, Texas. This three and a half mile cruise is a comfortable way to test out your e-bike or hybrid ride. Enjoy the shady route that takes you past plenty of iconic views.
3. Lake Monona Loop
For a little longer journey, consider the 13-mile loop around Lake Monona in Madison, Wisconsin. This trail alone is worth a trip to Madison, where it conveniently passes botanical gardens, lakeside homes and picturesque parks.
An e-bike can make quick work of the Lake Monona Loop, but you can easily make a long weekend out of exploring Madison this summer .See the Madison skyline along the way and take advantage of ice cream shops and other excuses to stop on your leisurely ride.
4. Portland, OR
As the most popular cycling city in the United States, Portland offers plenty of options for taking your men’s or women’s touring bike for a spin. There are plenty of routes to consider, from a few miles to over 30 miles. Cruise along the Willamette River or see what’s happening in North Portland. A loop that starts in eastside follows the Columbia River before connecting you with North Portland trails.
Always review a trail map and city laws before heading out on your cycle. Pay attention to helmet laws, road closures and where you’re legally allowed to ride an e-bike in the city to stay safe as you ride.
5. Minuteman Commuter Bikeway
Head over to the East Coast for another bike adventure option for the summer. This Boston, Massachusetts bikeway is popular among commuters, but is also a great way to dive into the history of Boston. It’s a comfortable cruise on an analog bike or a speedy e-bike.
These five adventures represent some of the most popular bike trails in the United States, but are far from the only options available to you. Carefully research your options and look for trails in your local area to spend some time on your cruiser. You don’t need to cross the entire country to find an unforgettable two-wheeled experience.
Prepare for an Unforgettable Adventure This Summer
Make memories this summer while enjoying low-impact exercise. As you prepare for a summer bike adventure, consider purchasing a state-of-the-art e-bike or helpful accessories to make the most of your experience.