America's Top Cycling Cities

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America's Top Cycling Cities

Crisscrossed with miles of trails—from mountain single-track to coastline pavement—these 10 bike-friendly destination are renowned for getting locals and visitors on the right track

The Biker Without a Bike: Washington, D.C.

Nothing’s more frustrating than being bike-less in a bikers’ city. But if you’re in D.C. you’re in luck. Four years ago, D.C. implemented America’s first bike-share program. It started with 120 bikes distributed over 10 different pick-up/drop-off stations. And D.C. bikers loved it. So Capital Bikeshare stepped up the program increasing to over 1670 bikes and 175 stations across Washington, D.C. and Arlington, VA. Plus, the district has 48 miles of bike lanes and over 1,000 bike racks throughout the metropolitan area. So whether you want to cruise down the Mall or ride an out-skirting trail, you’ll be without wheels.

Bikeable Miles: 109 miles of trails, bike lanes, and cycle tracks

Recommended Route: Rock Creek Park is a collection of paved multi-use paths and on-road bike route. The southern section of the park follows a narrow path and passes several points of interest including the National Zoo.

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