Every May since 1956, communities from coast to coast celebrate National Bike Month. It’s the perfect excuse to hang up your car keys or ditch the subway and see the world from a fresh, wind-in-your-hair perspective. And while cycling can be a great way to commune with nature, cities all across the United States—from Sacramento to Indianapolis and down to St. Petersburg—are developing more cyclist-friendly environments with designated bike paths. Luckily for travelers, these urban trails double as roadmaps to the very best of art, dining, and adventure in each destination, no matter what time of year.
By Katarina Kovacevic