Bike-Friendly Cities

by Katie Skrzek

Dec 3, 2018

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Riding a bicycle is a great, environmentally conscious way to explore a city. However, some cities are more equipped to accommodate bicyclists than others. If you’re interested in bike riding while traveling, check out one of these cities.

 

Amsterdam 

Amsterdam is known for its cycling culture. Visitors will see people of all ages riding bikes as their primary mode of transportation. There are hundreds of miles of biking paths throughout the city. Bike rentals cost about $11 or check with your hotel. Many properties offer on-site bike rentals.

 

Portland, Oregon 

The eco-conscious city makes biking easy for locals and visitors. Portland offers a comprehensive map (https://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/39402) of bike trails in and around the city. Utilize the city’s bike share program, BikeTown (https://www.biketownpdx.com/#), during your visit.

 

Rio De Janeiro 

Rio De Janeiro introduced a bike share program bringing more than 600 bikes to 60 stations throughout the city. There are plenty of scenic cycling routes into the hills for prime views of the city.

 

Tokyo 

This bustling city may seem overwhelming for cyclists. However, there are plenty of bike paths and parking. Tour companies throughout the city offer bike tours to get a better look at Tokyo’s attractions.

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