Bike trails we've encountered in our travels
One of the criteria when we pick a place is to consider what kinds of bike trails they have, and if they're good or terrible. Below we discuss some of those criteria we consider when rating a trail. We rated each of the trails that we rode at least once.
We like riding our trikes on asphault trails, because we don't have suspension on our trikes. Most trikes and bikes don't have suspension, so our vehicles are representitive in that regard. So a smooth asphault or concrete trail rates high on our list, while dirt, mud, rock, gravel, shale rates lower due to dustyness, and also usability after a rain. Also of interest to us is where does the trail run? Does it run next to a beautiful river with lots of shade trees, or does it run next to a busy highway, with lots of nasty smelling diesel truck exhaust and lots of vehicle noise? Next to the stream ranks much higher than along the noisy stinky highway. Another factor is where is it located? Do I have to load my trike up in my car and drive 25 miles one way to get to the trail, or can I pedal a few blocks from my house to get to the trail? Is the trail well maintained or are there lots of large potholes, cracks, or heave bumps made when the earth freezes and thaws repeatedly? Also of interest is whether the trail is safe or dangerous to ride from the prospective of potentially being victimized? Do the police patrol it or ignore it? Can I use the trail to run errands from my home to the store? How about the sidewalks? Do they have ramps on the corners, so I can ride on the sidewalks to get to the trails or to the stores to run errands?
There are several resources on the web to find trails, and we provide some links to them, and provide our thoughts about them.
Different areas are too hot or too cold or too humid to enjoy biking or triking or any outdoor physical activity, and so we try to discuss that consideration as well.
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Last Update: November 1, 2015
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