10 Most Bike-Friendly Cities in America
The Traveler: Seattle
Whether you’re traveling with family or going solo, there’s no better way to experience Seattle than on a bike. Weave your ways through the streets and explore Seattle’s 400 pieces of public art located in the downtown area. Then head over to the University of Washington ride around the campus or hop on to the Burke-Gilman Trail, one of the city’s most popular recreation trails, which cuts through the university. If you’re not sure of where to go, the city offers a variety of pre-arranged guided bike tours. Need a place to rest your head after a long day of riding? The Watertown Hotel caters to bikers, offering free loaner bikes and helmets to its guests and is close to the Pike Place Market, Tillicum Village and the iconic Space Needle, a must-see for first time visitors to one of the Pacific Northwest’s most vibrant cities.
Bikeable Miles: Soon to be over 450 miles of paths and trails.Recommended Routes: Burke-Gilman Trail is a 14-mile trek on a two-lane path which takes you along Lake Union where you can catch a glimpse of the expansive Seattle skyline. The east side of the trail brings riders by the Chateau St. Michelle Winery and Red Hook Ale Brewery, perfect for a little refueling.