Top 4 Bike-Friendly U.S. Cities for Visitors

Going on vacay and need some fresh air? A nice way to spend a morning/ afternoon/whole day is exploring a new city by bike. You’ll get some exercise, a unique perspective, and killer selfie opportunities. #yolo

Check to see if you can rent a bike on your next vacay destination. And if you need ideas on where to visit, we have 4 bike-friendly U.S. cities for visitors to check out!

  • Portland, Oregon

    Portland is pretty much the mother of bike-friendly cities. The entire city is very eco-conscious and with the many hiking and biking trails, you’ll be able to explore all the parks, local breweries and fun biked themed events like Pedalpalooza. Then there’s also the annual World Naked Bike Ride that rolls through Portland. Hey. no shame if that’s your game! When you visit Portland on your next vacation, explore the city on two wheels! Consider the SE 17th Avenue Multi-Use Path for a ride among the many options!

    Visit Everybody’s Bike Rentals & Tours to rent a bike.

  • Chicago, Illinois

    While Chicago is known to have a great public transportation system, it’s also known to be a bike-friendly city. The city has countless bike lanes. You can admire Chicago’s architecture and the high rise buildings from your bike as you head to the beach. You can commute anywhere or just take your ride on the bike path along the lake. Locals use biking as their daily transportation. So join them in the process when you visit the windy city.

    Grab a Divvy Bike — Chicago’s bike-share program and explore the city like a local for a day. You won’t regret it. Chicago’s bike culture is amazing.

  • Washington, D.C.

    Do you really want to be stuck in traffic jams while on vacay? We didn’t think so! See the U.S. capital by bike! You’ll still get all of your selfies and pics by the monuments and memorials and you’ll likely see it a lot faster than those who are driving. You’ll be surprised by the bike lanes available as there is a large percentage of locals who bike to work! Join them (you know, minus the work part)!

    Make sure to use the Capital Bikeshare program where you can easily rent a bike for the day!

  • San Francisco, California

    Grab a bike as your transportation system for a day in San Fran! This is a city made up of 49 square miles of steep hills, boulevards, and curvy streets and does NOT require a car! San Francisco is very bike-friendly! So on your next visit to Sab Fran, enjoy incredible views (i.e.
    Painted Ladies and Golden Gate Bridge) with a bike! And the best part? When you’re in need of a break, just pop into one of the city’s restaurants for a quick bite! Biking and food — sounds like a dream!

    Check out Golden Gate Tours & BikeRentals to rent your bike!

Are you headed to one of these cities? Remember, biking not only offers you a fresh perspective but is also environmentally friendly. And it doesn’t put a dent in your wallet!

Leave us a comment on where you’re headed next for a bike ride!

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