Given the variety of bicycle styles and price points, investing in the right one can prove a challenge. Cruiser, fixie, e-bike? Or how about dusting off that late-90s mountain bike that coordinated so perfectly with your Oakley sunglasses?
Perhaps more important than the bike you choose is where you choose to ride it. Some cities are inherently more bike friendly than others. If you find yourself pedaling along in an area with no bike lanes, where motorists aren't well aquatinted with proper road-sharing etiquette, it's not going to be very fun (or safe), no matter what you're riding.
You've probably gotten a fairly good sense of how bike-friendly your community is, but what if you're away from home? ShermansTravel has put together a list of the 10 best biking cities around the U.S. for Huff Post Travel. The list takes into consideration bikeable miles, bike rental programs and unique routes found in cities with a population of 100,000 or more.
Popular cycling destinations like Portland and Austin make the list, along with a few surprises. Sure, not everyone will agree on a top 10, but this list is a good jumping off point if you're looking to put in some miles while on vacation this spring and summer.
10 Best American Cities For Cycling
[Source: Huff Post Travel]