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Photo by Edward McGowan
South Bay Bicycle Trail – Santa Monica, CA
Length 22 miles (35.4 km)
Attractions Venice Beach, Santa Monica Municipal Pier, Hermosa Beach
Where to rent At one of the many rental stands along the trail
Called the world’s longest beach path, the South Bay Bicycle Trail, also known as e Strand, in Santa Monica, CA, is a summer destination not to be missed. People watching, dancing to percussionists, and enjoying a sunset beach ride are a few of the many activities available on this beautiful bike path. The mornings tend to be less busy and windy for those looking to cover more distance.
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Photo courtesy of City of Chicago
Lakefront Trail – Chicago, IL
Length 18 miles (29 km)
Attractions Lincoln Park, Cloud Gate in Millennium Park, McCormick Bird Sanctuary in Burnham Park
Where to rent Bike & Roll at Millennium Park
Bike, run, rollerblade, or walk your dog along the beautiful Lakefront Trail in Chicago, IL. Cruise at your own pace as the trail weaves around some of the Windy City’s beaches, gardens, and parks that line the coast of Lake Michigan. The trail is open 24 hours a day, but parks and beaches close at 11 pm.
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Photo by Steven T. Robinson
Hollywood Broadwalk – Hollywood, FL
Length of paved trail 2.5 miles (4 km)
Attractions Josh’s Organic Market (Southside on weekends), Hollywood Beach Theater, Hollywood North Beach Park
Where to rent Several places to rent all kinds of bikes along the Broadwalk
Bordering the picturesque beaches of Hollywood, FL, is the terracotta paved Hollywood Broadwalk that is accessible to summer-excited cruisers. Shops and restaurants line this paved pathway and add a vibrant feeling to this summer-friendly vacation spot.
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Photo courtesy of arenacreative/ Shutterstock
Virginia Beach Boardwalk – Virginia Beach, VA
Length of paved trail 3 miles (4.8 km)
Attractions King Neptune Monument overlooking Neptune Park, Virginia Beach Fishing Pier, The Old Coast Guard Station
Where to rent Boardwalk Convenience & Bike has bike rentals along the boardwalk
Larger than life monuments, shops, restaurants, and hotels line this scenic three mile stretch of boardwalk along Virginia Beach. Take a moment to hop o your bike and read about some of Virginia’s famous citizens on e Virginia Legends Walk.
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Photo courtesy of DNC Parks & Resorts at Yosemite
Yosemite National Park, CA
Length of paved trail 12 miles (19.3 km)
Attractions Mirror Lake, Curry Village, Yosemite Falls
Where to rent Bikes can be rented from early spring to late fall at the Yosemite Lodge and Curry Village
Biking through the Yosemite Valley is a great way to soak in the landscape of this magnificent park. With minimal inclines, this paved bike path makes it easy to leisurely explore some of Yosemite’s famous landmarks.
If your rides aren’t already ending on the perfect patio, at an exquisite beach, in a stunning park, or at a cozy lakefront spot, then check out one of these five great destinations featuring fantastic bike routes.