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Best Cities/Areas for cycling(7 posts)

Best Cities/Areas for cyclingrkalik
Jul 21, 2003 4:01 AM
I've been riding in the New York City area for several months, and just recently rode down in south Florida. I found New York to be much better from a cycling standpoint, better greenway paths, maps etc...

Across the country, what are the best cities/states/areas for cycling? I think I heard Colorado was the best. Any opinions?
San Diego. nmOwenMeany
Jul 21, 2003 4:26 AM
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2nd vote for San Diego; hills, coast and good roads.onespeed
Jul 21, 2003 6:27 AM
Twin Cities and MN in generalshawniemc
Jul 21, 2003 7:32 AM
Lots and lots of trails. Nice rolling hills in some areas of the state and many scenic lakes. In the cities you have good urban routes off and on road complete with a few pedestrian/bike only bridges across the Mississippi.
I'm going to go out on a limb...MShaw
Jul 21, 2003 12:15 PM
and say the Washington DC area. Lots of good riders, racing, weekend rides, and a MUT system that'll take you a lot of places.

If you go a little out in the country any direction, there's LOTS of places to go. Marshall, Nokesville, Reston, etc.

Mike
Western WisconsinAndy M-S
Jul 21, 2003 12:37 PM
I've lived/ridden in the Twin Cities, Chicago, upstate NY,and now La Crosse. Of these, I'd have to say that the west coast of Wisconsin rocks for road cycling. Rolling hills to challenging bluffs, you got it here. And the drivers tend to be more polite than in most places.

I'd put Minnesota a close second, though...
Spokane, Washington, across Idaho panhandle & into Montanadavet
Jul 21, 2003 4:38 PM
This far Eastern Washington area is blessed with light traffic, terrific roads, 100's of miles of paved bike paths, Rails-to-Trails and generally very good cycling weather. Some good LBS and an active cycling community.