Best towns to ride a bike-
Results 1 to 8 of 8
  1. #1
    mtbr member
    Reputation: BikingScott's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010

    Best towns to ride a bike

    In all of my travels in the U.S., I have found great hike/bike roads and trails in the following cities and towns.
    I'd like to hear about others.

    #1, by far Portland, OR.

    Followed by:
    Eugene, OR
    Spokane, WA
    Austin, TX -- (If you are near downtown/UT area)
    Des Moines, IA
    Santa Barbara, CA

  2. #2
    Reputation: rodar y rodar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    DesMoines? Can`t argue it, but I have to say it surprises me to see that.

    Though I haven`t biked in a lot of places, the towns I`ve most enjoyed riding through have had populations under 1000.

  3. #3
    mtbr member
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    I agree rodar. The town I live in is bikeable all around but it's very small (under 1000). It's nice because it's only 20 miles outside of a larger town (Bloomington, IN), but there is little urban sprawl between making for some good country cruise roads.

    Bloomington is working on gaining platinum status for cyclists, but they have a long way to go before it's convenient. A new north south trail is a great start though (the B-Line) and more rail trail path is in the works.

  4. #4
    Moderator Moderator
    Reputation: mtbxplorer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Well here on the commuter forum, I would have to say the answer is the town you live in and the town you work in. As fun as bikes are for recreation, there is something special about using them as transportation too, wherever you live. If you are starting out and picking a place that is "bike friendly", I would consider the weather as much as the bike-amenities in the town. And "good weather" for biking is highly subjective.

  5. #5
    The Brutally Handsome
    Reputation: Sizzler's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Go Eugene!

  6. #6
    I'm attracted to Gravity!
    Reputation: campredcloudbikes's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Grand Junction, CO. 300 days of sunshine, flat roads in a outdoors/biker friendly town, with crazy trails and mountains surrounding town.

  7. #7
    mtbr member
    Join Date
    Mar 2008

  8. #8
    lgh is offline
    mtbr member
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Minneapolis, MN. Very extensive network of bike paths throughout the entire city and outlying areas. That's dedicated bike paths, not bike lanes, although they have those, too. You can commute in on bike paths from 10+ miles out. Some of the busier paths are plowed in the winter. Disclaimer: I don't know about other metropolitan areas acept Louisville, which is not as nice.


Similar Threads

  1. "From my house" mountain bike towns
    By Shift Worker in forum Riding Passion
    Replies: 87
    Last Post: 03-22-2012, 12:13 PM
  2. western Montana ride locations (towns)
    By arly in forum Idaho, Montana, Wyoming
    Replies: 24
    Last Post: 05-03-2011, 06:57 AM
  3. Best of Best mountain bike towns/states
    By DirtGash in forum Riding Passion
    Replies: 161
    Last Post: 06-12-2009, 06:24 PM
  4. Best towns to live and ride?
    By mntbikr15 in forum Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine
    Replies: 30
    Last Post: 08-12-2008, 09:45 AM
  5. Denver's "Ride out the front door" Best Towns to Live
    By MSH in forum Colorado - Front Range
    Replies: 103
    Last Post: 12-05-2007, 04:20 PM

Members who have read this thread: 0

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts




© Copyright 2020 VerticalScope Inc. All rights reserved.