[Yak] Cities to ride in....
flecknerj47 at verizon.net
Mon Sep 22 12:08:08 CDT 2008
I'm just back from San Francisco which has stunning views, lots of marked
bike routes, the Golden Gate Bridge, bike-friendly ferries, and many ways to
avoid the killer hills. I was astonished to see hundreds and hundreds of
tourists on rental bikes along the Embarcadero and around the Bay. SFO is a
favorite with foreign tourists, perhaps that explains the cycling.
A year ago I did two days of riding in Chicago. It is flat, has a wonderful
lakefront with miles of trails. The city is on a giant grid so navigating
is simple and small, side streets always are available as alternatives to
the major thoroughfares. There is a lovely ring of parks in the city and
many revived and reviving neighborhoods - and some that are not. Highly
recommended in warm weather.
John Fleckner, Washington, DC (also a great biking city!!)
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