Did you ever wonder if bicycling could be a sport that’s past its prime in a world that seems to think that the best it can do for environmentally-friendly transport is buying a Nissan Leaf? But that’s not really how things are. The world is still full of sporty, freedom-loving people to whom nothing feels as good as powering themselves forward on a well-engineered bicycle. With the world getting more and more crowded with cars, to the trail biker or the racer, finding a great route to take the bike down on over the weekend can be quite a challenge. Of course, there are apps for bicyclists that help you find all the great bicycle trails there are in your neighborhood. If you find that it doesn’t really work well for you, here are some of the best websites on the Internet that can help you.
Let’s start with Fat Tyres Mountain Biking. Right away, this isn’t a website that’s particularly visually appealing. Dig deeper though, and you’ll find more ideas for bicycle trails and Google Maps for them than practically any other website – more than 150,000 of them, all in North America and Europe. They have a great search function too that should let you zero in on the best bike trails in your neighborhood. Sometimes, bicycling through the concrete jungle that is an urban agglomeration can be what you are in the mood for. Finding a series of concrete pathways in a city to take to though can need quite a bit of planning. RidetheCity is a website that gives you great urban bicycle trails for many major cities around the world. If you are looking for bike lanes, bike paths or other dedicated streets, you can learn a lot about those on this website too.
TyneBikes is a website for anyone who likes to travel around the world looking for a great local bicycle trails. They have more than a quarter million bike routes from every place around the world, and believe it or not, all of them add up to about 20 million miles. The great thing about this website is that it lists all the information it has in a way that would make it easy for you to import everything to your GPS device, and they have quite a lot of information on the routes too – how well-paved the trails are, how steep they are and so on.
For those who have a soft spot for mountain biking, the MTBR website has countless mountain trails for all over the US. The great part is, the website has a great forum that has quite a bit of interesting chatter that goes on.