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Top 8 Bike Trails in the US

Nov 25, 2017 0 comments
Top 8 Bike Trails in the US

There is nothing more exciting than spending the day out on your bike hitting the trail.  Many bikes trails allow riders to safely navigate natural areas while enjoying the beautiful scenery.  The US is home to thousands of bike trails and today, we are going to take a deeper look at the top 8 bike trails in the nation! 

River to Sea Bikeway

The River to Sea Bikeway is located in Wilmington, N.C. and begins in the downtown area.  This bikeway follows the trolley line from downtown to 11-miles where it finally reaches nearby Wrightsville Beach.  The trail is perfect for all bike types making it easy to navigate. 

 

Southern Delaware Heritage Bike Trail

One of the longest bike trails in the United States, the Southern Delaware Heritage Bike Trail is located in beautiful Milford, Del.  This trail which is 130 miles long meanders along local roads in Sussex County.  Perfect for any type of bike, the trail has some truly amazing views. 

 

East Bay Bike Path

Another beautiful bike trail that is perfect for all types of bikes is the East Bay Bike Path. The path is located in historic Bristol, R.I. This trail will take you near a big blue bay providing you with stunning views.  Along the way during your 14.5-mile ride, you will pass through soft hills and gentle terrain. 

 

Chief Ladiga Trail

This 33-mile-long bike trail starts in east-central Alabama and connects to the very popular Silver Comet Trail that begins just past the Georgia border.  A smooth riding trail, the Chief Ladiga is great for all skill levels.  When visiting this trail, make sure to bring your camera because it is very scenic. 

 

Silver Comet Trail

The Silver Comet Trails is 63 miles long and begins in the town of Smyrna, Ga.  Completely paved, this bikeway will take you from Smyrna to the Georgia/Alabama border and hooks up with the Chief Ladiga trail.  During your ride, you will pass through beautiful pinelands and cross a historic trestle that is 500-foot long. 

 

Eastern Trail

One of the best greenway bike trails in the nation, Eastern Trail begins in Kittery, Maine and ends 65 miles later in Portland, Maine.  The route is mostly paved with a few dirt sections along the way.  Great for any type of bike, this trail is not very demanding, so it is perfect for family rides. 

 

Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes

The Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes is a well-known bikeway that is really fun to navigate.  This 71-mile rail trail goes from east to west and is located in Cataldo, Idaho.  While on the trail, you will peddle through rich marshlands and heavily wooded forests.  At the end of the trail, the landscape will transform into vast open prairie land. 

 

Natchez Trace Parkway

Last on our list but certainly not least is the Natchez Trace Parkway.  This amazing bike trail is 444 miles long!  The parkway travels from Natchez, Mississippi to Nashville, Tennessee.  As you ride the trail, you will pass through farmlands and wooded acreages. 

 

This is obviously just a select few that were selected by friends and enthusiast, there are almost 50,000 miles of ebike friendly bike trails in North America with more trails accepting ebikes every month so you options are vast.  PeopleforBikes.org has a fantanstic extensive map and all these ebike friendly trails and where to find them.  you can check out the list here.  

Which is your favorite? drop us a comment below and send us a suggestion and we'll add it to our list.


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