|BIKING IN THE U.S.||
Potomac River Tidal Basin
One of the best ways to cover a lot of ground sightseeing in a city like Washington, DC is to
do it by bicycle.You avoid the headaches that go with driving and parking, and minimize the
exhaustion that goes with all the walking you can do between the museums and monuments.
The ride around the Tidal Basin during the Cherry Blossom Festival is on the right. The Poto-
mac path on the left gets you to most of the major stops. Theodore Roosevelt Island is a quiet
getaway that should be seen. It's walking only, but it's worth it. I came across a group of seven
deer while I was there.
City Park Cherry Creek Trail
Denver has extensive paved and mountain bike trails to choose from. Washington Park and
City Park are two very popular paved paths in town. City Park also has a zoo and a monument
to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Three paths that get you out of Denver to the state parks are the
trails to Cherry Creek State Park, Bear Creek State Park and Chatfield State Park.
Ala Moana Canal Tantalus
Oahu has marked bike lanes and paved paths through many areas, like the Ala Moana Canal,
as well as bike trips down mountains like Tantalus. The ride out to Diamond Head from Waikiki
CAPE COD, MASSACHUSETTS
Cape Cod Canal Cape Cod Rail Trail
The Cape Cod Rail Trail paved over an old railroad line and extends from Dennis to Welfleet,
with access to the Cape Cod National Seashore and Coast Guard Beach.
Nickerson State Park in Brewster is a good halfway point to start from.
FALMOUTH - THE SHINING SEA BIKEWAY
The Shining Sea Trail paved over an old railroad line and extends from North Falmouth to Woods
Hole, for a distance of about 10.6 miles. It passes West Falmouth Harbor and Oyster Pond
where I spotted a Great Blue Heron.
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