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Bike Riding Trails

Mr. Alfie and I are going back to our childhoods!yawn
We now have bikes again!  (Am I too old for this? )
What I would like to ask is.
Does anyone know where we can get a listing of bike trails? I have heard that
many places have trails that one can ride, while camping, but we have not
been able to find such a list, or where to find it.
Sure would appreciate any input...


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Mrs Patti,
I think it is so cool that you both have bikes again. What a great way to get exercise. Have you ever tried Rails to Trails? Just goggle Rails to Trails and you will find their site and a list of bike paths. It is a string of old railroad tracks that were taken up and made into bike paths. The one in Hattiesburg, MS is beautiful and my wife and I rode almost daily before moving from the area. Also have you ever tried a recumbent bicycle? Log on to Ridesouth.com and look at some of the pictures of his customers to get an idea what a recumbent looks like. They make all kinds and are really much more comfortable than the regular bike. Either way bikes are a great way to go and have always been told the bike for you is the one you will ride!!!! :) Oh as far as to old............ NEVER!!
Good luck and God Bless,

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Also, you might just google the name of the town/city and bike trail (Tucson bike trails) as many areas have great trails not associated with the Rails to Trails program. Tucson has very nice bike path that is not part of the Rails to Trails.
Here's a site you might like http://www.great-trails.com/ Some nice photos.
Southern CA has beautiful trails along the beaches
Here's another site that gives you an idea of the difficulty of the ride. http://www.pedaling.com/

We love to get out on our bikes. You get such a different perspective.

Have fun,


-- Edited by Judy the Other on Monday 29th of June 2009 09:16:04 AM

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Biking is one of our favorite things to do and I favor bike trails since you don't need to worry about traffic (except at intersections). A site we use extensively is:

This is part of the Rails to Trails Conservancy, an organization devoted to providing trails for biking and walking etc. , they truly believe in the active lifestyle and we have been supporters of there's' for awhile.

We live in the Midwest and there are many bike trails here,especially in Wisconsin and Minnesota. If you ever get a chance, two of our favorites are the Elroy-Sparta trail in Wisconsin (the first rails to trails trail) and the Root River Trail near Lanesborough MN.
Happy biking!

-- Edited by janieD on Sunday 11th of October 2009 08:32:49 PM

-- Edited by janieD on Sunday 11th of October 2009 08:34:14 PM


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Riding your bike will keep you young!  My father in law is 86, a former WW II pilot and POW.  He still rides his bike around the neighborhood and has a home gym.  I think he's in better shape than me and my husband :)

Have fun and stay young!


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The bride and I recently spent a week at a COE campgrounds called Cheathan Lock and Dam about 30 miles West of Nashville on the banks of the Cumberland River.  There is a bike trail built on an old railroad bed immediately adjacent to the campground extending over five miles that runs along a high bank overlooking the river.  I rode this trail daily while there.  High bluffs on one side and the river on the other.  Trails like this really take the stress of riding in traffic away and one can simply enjoy the ride and nature. 


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We have also been on the Elroy-Sparta bike trails.  They have several tunnels that are great fun to go through.  You can start and stop in any of small towns along the trail to break the ride into day rides.  Enjoy your rides.



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Rails to Trails is a great system.  When we lived in MN, we sometimes would ride over to the next town, have breakfast (gotta eat to ride, gotta ride to eat wink) and then pedal home.

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