The Best Urban Bike Paths in the U.S.

Consider these trails for your next two-wheel trek
Ronald Kirk Bridge in Dallas, Texas


“It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them,” Ernest Hemingway, said, making a great point.[slideshow:104200]

While each city has its own preferred mode of transportation — walking fast through the streets of New York, braving the tireless traffic of Los Angeles, ride-sharing amidst the hills of San Francisco — locals and visitors alike would be remiss not to give a bike a try, especially as more metropolises become friendlier to bicyclists than ever.

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With so many paved trails, protected lanes, and bike-sharing offerings, pedaling through a new city is an underrated way to explore extensively. (Not to mention, you’ll also burn a few extra calories, which means that you can enjoy all of a town’s local indulgences with a little less guilt.)

To help you plan your next two-wheel trek, our expert editors traversed through a ton of local trail guides — targeting both seasoned bikers and casual cruisers — to find 20 of the best urban bike paths in the country.

Be sure to strap on that GoPro handlebar mount, since many of these routes gift cyclists with waterfront rides and sweeping skyline views that simply can’t be replicated.

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