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Fun and Easy Bike Trails in 5 Cities

See Chicago, Denver, Tucson, Seattle and Washington, D.C. along these cycling routes

Bikers Pass Lock and Lock House at Four Locks, C and O Canal National Historic Park, Big Pool, Maryland

Pat & Chuck Blackley / Alamy Stock Photo

Bikers along the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal in Maryland.

En español | Along with birdwatching and breadmaking, many Americans are rediscovering another old-school activity during the pandemic: biking. The sport allows you to enjoy the outdoors (where coronavirus transmission is thought to be less likely) while staying physically distanced from others. And the rise of e-bikes — also growing in popularity in the COVID-19 era — allows even those with bad knees to keep up.

While many areas of the country have wonderful areas for residents to get out and explore on two wheels (including hundreds of miles in California that were recently added to the U.S. Bicycle Route System [USBRS]), these five cities offer especially good opportunities for cyclists, both within city limits and nearby.

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