Bike routes are becoming very popular and they are experiencing more riders as well. Many people are starting to add cycling to their recreational activities and many cities are starting to recognize it. Most cities have nice and attractive areas in which can make bike routes a popular attraction.
Advantages of Bike Routes
There are a few benefits that come with bike routes. One is that it provides safety for cyclist which will encourage people to ride more often and feel safe while doing it. I’m sure that safety is one reason a lot of people are hesitant to incorporate bikes into their activities.
The other is that cities will see an increase in the economy for businesses and attractions that are set along the biking route.
Bike Routes Compliments Bike Riding
Bike routes make it more relaxing & enjoyable as you ride especially if you have little ones with you. It takes the worry of being run down by an automobile which makes the ride that much more pleasurable. Then there are a lot of different sites and places to stop and visit at the same time.
The City of Chicago Bike Paths
The city of Chicago has a very nice set-up for leisure bike riding. They used their lakefront to route out some very interesting riding areas. There are other cities who have areas similar that they can utilize for their biking community. In fact, many of them have included such plans in their cities development budgets.
But I am going to give a good example of some very nice bike paths that are active in the Windy City below.
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As you see Chicago has done well for its biking community. Other cities have great areas to build paths and many of them have done or started plans to develop these types of routes for the cyclist.
So if you plan to go to Chicago in the future, this would be a great outing to add to your vacation plan.
You could also check with the proper agencies where you live to see if they already have routes that you just may not be aware of. One of them being your cities municipal offices.
I hope you enjoyed this post and it gave you some ideas to increase your biking pleasure. Please feel free to leave any comments and questions in the comments section.
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