Instead of blindly hitting the road and hoping for the best, here are the essential tips you need — from renting and packing a bike to finding the best routes — to travel smarter and make the most of your next self-guided getaway on two wheels.
Seeking a backyard tour of some of the coolest bike-crazy towns, we reached out to shops and pro cyclists for their uniquely designed two-wheeled adventures. From scenic climbs on the outskirts of Tokyo to the best brunch ride in Boulder, these 12 epic routes — plus 12 great bike-friendly hotels — will inspire you to pack up your bike and get lost this summer.
Nothing stirs a climber’s soul quite like a beautiful summit. John Muir put it best when he wrote, ‘The mountains are calling and I must go.’ But if you want to enjoy a high-altitude escape – perhaps at the very top of the world – it’ll take much more than just willpower.
There are plenty of reasons to get outdoors in Richmond, one of our 50 Best Places to Live in America, and cycling is definitely one of them. Whether you're in town to watch the UCI Road World Championships on September 19–27 (and Conquer the Cobbles yourself) or not, plan a trip to experience these five rides that best showcase the killer roads and beauty of Virginia.
Every moment in the saddle is rewarding, but nothing compares to that feeling of anticipation before a ride. Curious to know where a few of our favorite USA pro cyclists look forward to biking when they’re not racing, we talked to Evelyn Stevens, Ted King, Tim Johnson, Ben King and Tejay van Garderen, who were more than happy to share their go-to hometown rides. From the hardest climb in North America to a quest for the Bay Area’s best loaf of bread (worth carrying in your jersey), here are five routes to inspire your next ride.
If you're going to get on a bike in the world's top cities, these are the rides you want to know about. We consulted Strava's Local Guides — and spent some long days in the saddle — to narrow down the absolute best routes worth planning a getaway, from a taste of the Tour de France to one of the greatest rides in the USA.
From the City by the Bay to the Land Down Under, these 10 bike lanes are safe, scenic, and inspiring more people to pedal. We reached out to urban cyclists across the globe to find the absolute best bike lanes on earth, whether you need to get to work or just want a beautiful, car-free ride.
There’s no reason to yell “Car back!” on America’s rail trails, 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.
Storm King wasn’t specifically designed to be bike-friendly, but the 500-acre Hudson Valley haven is best explored on two wheels. You can’t bring your own bike, but you can rent a seven-speed Electra ...
Bikes have replaced berets as the "it" accessory in France. The two-wheeled vehicles may be chic and eco, but this is not why locals ride them. It's because bikes are cheap and they are everywhere. In...