Discover The 10 Best Car Free Bike Paths In The USA


Pump up your tires, pack a picnic lunch… we have a list of the best car-free trails for your next family ride – Discover and ride the 10 best cycle trails in the US.

Though the route peaks at 6,100 feet of elevation, it rarely exceeds a four percent grade. At the start of this three-day journey, you’ll climb 1,600 feet for 14 miles from the old mining town of Deadwood, where famous outlaw Wild Bill was shot at a saloon during a poker game in 1876. By the time you hit the end of the road in Edgemont, you’ll have cruised through four tunnels and over 100 converted railroad bridges.

There’s no reason to yell “Car back!” on America’s rail trails and bike paths, where the bike is king of the road. On these 10 routes, take in the spectacular scenery as you bike into the old American Wild West, out of major cities along historic trails and canals, and through one of the country’s most majestic coastal national parks.—Lauren Matison

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If you live in or close too…

  • George S. Mickelson Trail, South Dakota
  • Banks-Vernonia Trail, Oregon
  • Carriage Trails, Acadia National Park, Maine
  • American River Bike Trail, California
  • Katy Trail, Missouri
  • Island Line Rail Trail, Vermont
  • Paseo del Bosque Trail, New Mexico
  • Great Allegheny Passage Trail and Chesapeake & Ohio Canal Towpath, Pittsburgh, PA to Washington, DC
  • Historic Union Pacific Rail Trail State Park, Utah
  • Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes, Idaho

Grab a helmet and Go – enjoy the best riding in the USA !

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About the Author Ian

Ian is the Chief editor here at OnlineBikesShop, a reformed Cycle Traveler... now a dedicated stay-at-home dad of a very active 3 yr old, a keen mountain biker with a passion for all types of bikes, the outdoors, and keeping fit...

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