The USA has an amazing network of cycling and mountain bike trails spread out over the entire nation, in both urban and rural areas, and on every type of terrain imaginable. In all major cities, you can rent bikes, many of which are available through bike-share stations. Whether for an hour, an afternoon, or the entire day, renting bikes is a fantastic way to explore a city (particularly in the summer). View the riding options in five states in the United States below.
Located in Alton, Illinois, about 40 minutes from St. Louis, Missouri, the 35-kilometer Sam Vadalabene Great River Road Bike Trail meanders alongside the Mississippi and Illinois Rivers and through Pere Marquette State Park.
Ohio cycling destination
The Little Miami Scenic Trail and the 2,300-kilometer Buckeye Trail, which circles the state starting near Cleveland and passing through the picturesque Cuyahoga Valley National Park and the Hocking Hills region, are just two of the wonderful places to go riding in Ohio.
Oregon, with its cutting-edge and artistically diversified Scenic Bikeways Programme, which directs visitors between the state’s top attractions on a bike, is another fantastic location for cyclists. Check out the Gorge 400 Trail in Hood River, Oregon, as well as the Deschutes River Trail, which are both renowned for their difficult terrain and untamed beauty.
Cycling destination Maine
It also offers fantastic off-roading opportunities at the Carriage Roads in Acadia National Park, as well as on the trails and trials of Maine’s 15 state parks and the Rail Trails, multi-day excursions along former railway lines converted into recreational trails. Maine is a road-rider’s dream because of its picturesque rural back roads.
Who could resist a gorgeous drop in Napa Valley? California Cycling enthusiasts would be crazy to miss a guided bike tour down California’s wonderful coastline or through wine country.
Cyclocross races in the USA
Additionally, there are an increasing number of bike events in the USA. Such as the annual Ozark Mountain Bike Fest in April in West Fork, Arkansas. It takes place on the challenging trails of Devil’s Den State Park. The Tour of the Gila in Silver City, New Mexico (check out the Criterium – the race’s best day for spectators). The Black Hills Fat Tyre Festival (near Mount Rushmore in South Dakota), the Wilmington Grand Prix in Delaware. The AMGEN Tour of California (an 8-day race and the most significant in the USA), and the Black Hills Fat Tyre Festival all take place in May.
The Tour of Lawrence, Kansas, and Crested Butte Bike Week in Colorado takes place each June. RAGBRAI, the oldest, largest, and longest recreational bicycle touring event in the world, draws thousands of participants from throughout the USA. And abroad, and by July, it’s all the rage in Iowa. The Seattle to Portland Classic takes place in July as well. The Vermont Challenge occurs in August, while the Jamestown Classic takes place in Rhode Island in October. The challenges are all enjoyable to participate in.