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Best Cycling, Biking Cities In The World: Share

by: Sharai Hoekema
best cycling  biking cities in the world  share | Newsletter

All the cool, innovative transportation innovations in the world do not live up to the one trustworthy mode of getting around that has not let us down in hundreds of years. As a bonus, it is completely emission-free and good for our health, too. Meet the bike, which has recently seen another surge in its already steady popularity - thanks to COVID-19 and its restrictions on our movements around town.

Best Cycling, Biking Cities In The World

While most cities are already pretty accommodating to those road users, particularly in Europe, there are a few notable exceptions that are even more so worthy of riding through on your trusty two-wheeler. For instance, Copenhagen has its bike lanes running right next to the regular roads - getting you everywhere in relative safety and without having to worry about getting stuck in traffic.

Portland is one of the most remarkable bike-loving cities in the United States, as it is developing a real biking culture of its own. Paris, a tourist hotspot, has been trying for years to get the many millions taking over its streets each year on the easy to rent bikes that are scattered throughout the city.

No matter what city you find yourself in, you will be quick to find that there are always options for the avid cyclist. Some cities, in particular, are true standouts in this aspect-time to highlight a few of them.

Cycling In Copenhagen, Denmark

It is hardly surprising that Copenhagen is the first one on this list, given that it is located in a country that has 9 out of 10 people owning a bike. The city did not only invest in bike paths and bike lanes. It also developed the so-called Cycle Super Highway that joins 25 municipalities with the capital. Even if you do not have a bike at your disposal, you can easily rent one from the Bicycle Network. 24/7 access with your own user account and instant payments and navigation features using the bike’s touchscreen. 

cyclists, road, buildings

Well Maintained Bike Routes In Portland, Oregon

A city with the League of American Bicyclists’ platinum rating, and for a good reason. The well-maintained bike routes throughout the city are one thing, but the immersive bike culture is truly the next level. Every day, the city’s young and hip population gets on their two-wheelers for the morning commute, stopping for a fresh cup of coffee. It truly is a sight to behold. You can join them if you get a membership with BIKETOWN, where you pay per minute.

Bike Culture In Munich, Germany

Another of those cities is the growing impressive bike culture. Munich claims that you can travel “more quickly and flexibly on a bike than by any other means of transport,” which is hardly surprising considering the sheer amount of bike lanes - with up to 700 miles of marked routes. Eager to explore them? Then download the Call a Bike app, showing you the bikes closest to you and unlocking them.

cyclists, woman, road, gate

Recommended: Future Urban Transport With Electric Cargo Bikes

Bike Lanes In Montreal, Canada

Another city that is boasting an impressive amount of bike lanes. Visitors and residents enjoy up to 435 miles of bike paths, leading past all the sights and hotspots. If you feel particularly ambitious, the twisting road up in Parc du Mont-Royal will lead you to some marvelous views over the city. Renting a bike is simple, too: BIXI is operating in the area, which means that you can use their app to get your hands on a bike.

Two-Wheelers In Perth, Australia

Down under, people are becoming infatuated with the two-wheeler as well. This particular city in Western Australia is filled with bike paths, bike lanes, and bike-friendly streets. A highlight is the so-called Kep Track, a flat route using former rail lines that gets you right through the bush. It runs for 47 miles, so it makes for a great weekend trip. You can get your bike from About Bike Hire, where you can rent ‘em by the hour.

2 people, bicycles, buildings, water

Biking In Amsterdam, The Netherlands

The self-proclaimed biking capital of the world is rumored to have more bikes than people. While this may be just the slightest over-exaggeration, numbers show that a staggering 68% of travel within the city is done by bike. It is not just great to bike in the city; once you leave it behind to enjoy the Dutch countryside, you will enjoy equally great cyclists' facilities. You can rent a bike from Orangebike, that gets you riding for 5 euros per hour.

Connectivity In Seattle, Washington

Although it does not have the platinum ranking of nearby Portland, Seattle is still a great city for biking - scoring an 8 out of 10 for its bicycle network and connectivity. There are many great routes to explore, the majority leading past great sights and landmarks. Going out of the city is a great option, as Washington has been ranked the number 1 state for cyclists. You can easily get your hands on a bike using the Jump app (powered by Uber) to get you an electric bike.

forest, bicycle, child, road

Biking Facilities In Paris, France

In an attempt to divert some of the tourist burdens on its overcrowded public transportation network, Paris has made a real effort to boost its biking facilities. The routes are truly spectacular, leading you from the Eiffel Tower along the Seine River to the Champs-Élysées. The bikes really get you to all the great museums and sights while being quite affordable. You can use the Vélib stations. It takes a few minutes, but you will be all set to go after performing the initial subscription.

Recommended: Best Tour De France Bikes

Cyclists In Minneapolis, Minnesota

Minneapolis does not sound like your typical tourist hotspot, but it certainly has a lot to offer for the avid cyclist. The city has made it a point to improve its bike connectivity by constructing miles and miles of pathways. Some of them are rather scenic, like the Midtown Greenway (running for almost 6 miles), that lets you whirl by bridges, rivers, and lakes. Nice Ride Minnesota is your go-to for bike rentals, a company with more than 3,000 bikes and 400 stations in the city.

many people, bicycles, road, grass, helmets

Ciclorrutas Bogotá, Columbia

Once again, not a city, you would first think of when looking for a fun, active city trip. But hear me out, as the city made a real effort to do right by cyclists. The city’s bike lanes and paths, referred to as the ‘ciclorrutas,’ stretch out hundreds and hundreds of miles. It is particularly great to bike through this city on a Sunday, as the tradition of car-free Sundays is still going strong in this South American country. You can rent a bike through Bogotá Bike Tours, although a bike tour through the city is definitely worth your money, too.

Biking Culture In Antwerp, Belgium

Belgium has a biking culture that is ingrained in the mindset of its residents. It also specifically caters to ‘new’ cyclists and tourists, who are advised to take certain cycling routes designed for their needs and abilities. Some of those are really lovely, leading you out of the busy city for a day trip that has you explore some gorgeous Belgian countryside. Get started by subscribing to Velo, a bike-sharing service that has 4,000+ bikes.

woman, bicycle, road, buildings, pedestrians

Biking Culture In Bordeaux, France

Although France is generally not your first choice for cycling, Tour de France be damned, there are some shining examples of cities harboring a proper biking culture. Like Bordeaux, in the south of France, offering more than 400 miles worth of bike paths through the city. Some of those will lead you past the most stunning monuments that the city has to offer. It is an easy way to explore the city, while perfectly affordable at less than $12 per day when renting from Cool Bike.

Biking Experience In Tokyo, Japan

Although most of Asia is still pretty hesitant about the whole bike-thing, Japan is a great choice for those willing to explore another culture on two wheels. Tokyo, in particular, can get you some really amazing biking experiences. While most locals still prefer the trains, you might be better off overground, in the fresh air, riding down surprisingly empty and safe - almost un-Asian - streets. The city’s bike service Community Cycle is also elementary to use.

people, bicycles, umbrella, train

Unconventional Biking In Basel, Switzerland

In a country where mountains make up most of the landscape, it is not surprising that bikes are somewhat unconventional. That is, until you find yourself in one of the idyllic cities, like Basel. This city is particularly dedicated to cyclists, offering plenty of routes, trip suggestions, and biking facilities. Guest Bike Basel, located at the main train station, gets you an e-bike for about $22 per day. You could also consider other biking services that might even allow you to return the bike in a different Swiss city - if you are insistent on cruising through some of the countries and scaling that mountain as you go.

Improvements In The Biking Network In Barcelona, Spain

Last but definitely not least. Barcelona has made great improvements to its biking network in recent years, and it definitely shows. Most of the city’s main touristic attractions can be reached with a single bike trip - which explains why so many tour operators promise an ‘all sights bike tour’ through the city. You do not necessarily need them, though. Just get a map, and throughout the city, you will find Bicing docking stations that rent out bikes - regular and electric - for a good price.

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Best Cycling, Biking Cities In The World: Share

All the cool, innovative transportation innovations in the world do not live up to the one trustworthy mode of getting around that has not let us down in hundreds of years. As a bonus, it is completely emission-free and good for our health, too. Meet the bike, which has recently seen another surge in its already steady popularity - thanks to COVID-19 and its restrictions on our movements around town. Best Cycling, Biking Cities In The World While most cities are already pretty accommodating to those road users, particularly in Europe, there are a few notable exceptions that are even more so worthy of riding through on your trusty two-wheeler. For instance, Copenhagen has its bike lanes running right next to the regular roads - getting you everywhere in relative safety and without having to worry about getting stuck in traffic. Portland is one of the most remarkable bike-loving cities in the United States, as it is developing a real biking culture of its own. Paris, a tourist hotspot, has been trying for years to get the many millions taking over its streets each year on the easy to rent bikes that are scattered throughout the city. No matter what city you find yourself in, you will be quick to find that there are always options for the avid cyclist. Some cities, in particular, are true standouts in this aspect-time to highlight a few of them. Cycling In Copenhagen, Denmark It is hardly surprising that Copenhagen is the first one on this list, given that it is located in a country that has 9 out of 10 people owning a bike. The city did not only invest in bike paths and bike lanes. It also developed the so-called Cycle Super Highway that joins 25 municipalities with the capital. Even if you do not have a bike at your disposal, you can easily rent one from the Bicycle Network. 24/7 access with your own user account and instant payments and navigation features using the bike’s touchscreen.  Well Maintained Bike Routes In Portland, Oregon A city with the League of American Bicyclists’ platinum rating, and for a good reason. The well-maintained bike routes throughout the city are one thing, but the immersive bike culture is truly the next level. Every day, the city’s young and hip population gets on their two-wheelers for the morning commute, stopping for a fresh cup of coffee. It truly is a sight to behold. You can join them if you get a membership with BIKETOWN, where you pay per minute. Bike Culture In Munich, Germany Another of those cities is the growing impressive bike culture. Munich claims that you can travel “ more quickly and flexibly on a bike than by any other means of transport ,” which is hardly surprising considering the sheer amount of bike lanes - with up to 700 miles of marked routes. Eager to explore them? Then download the Call a Bike app, showing you the bikes closest to you and unlocking them. Recommended:  Future Urban Transport With Electric Cargo Bikes Bike Lanes In Montreal, Canada Another city that is boasting an impressive amount of bike lanes. Visitors and residents enjoy up to 435 miles of bike paths, leading past all the sights and hotspots. If you feel particularly ambitious, the twisting road up in Parc du Mont-Royal will lead you to some marvelous views over the city. Renting a bike is simple, too: BIXI is operating in the area, which means that you can use their app to get your hands on a bike. Two-Wheelers In Perth, Australia Down under, people are becoming infatuated with the two-wheeler as well. This particular city in Western Australia is filled with bike paths, bike lanes, and bike-friendly streets. A highlight is the so-called Kep Track, a flat route using former rail lines that gets you right through the bush. It runs for 47 miles, so it makes for a great weekend trip. You can get your bike from About Bike Hire, where you can rent ‘em by the hour. Biking In Amsterdam, The Netherlands The self-proclaimed biking capital of the world is rumored to have more bikes than people. While this may be just the slightest over-exaggeration, numbers show that a staggering 68% of travel within the city is done by bike. It is not just great to bike in the city; once you leave it behind to enjoy the Dutch countryside, you will enjoy equally great cyclists' facilities. You can rent a bike from Orangebike, that gets you riding for 5 euros per hour. Connectivity In Seattle, Washington Although it does not have the platinum ranking of nearby Portland, Seattle is still a great city for biking - scoring an 8 out of 10 for its bicycle network and connectivity. There are many great routes to explore, the majority leading past great sights and landmarks. Going out of the city is a great option, as Washington has been ranked the number 1 state for cyclists. You can easily get your hands on a bike using the Jump app (powered by Uber) to get you an electric bike. Biking Facilities In Paris, France In an attempt to divert some of the tourist burdens on its overcrowded public transportation network, Paris has made a real effort to boost its biking facilities. The routes are truly spectacular, leading you from the Eiffel Tower along the Seine River to the Champs-Élysées. The bikes really get you to all the great museums and sights while being quite affordable. You can use the Vélib stations. It takes a few minutes, but you will be all set to go after performing the initial subscription. Recommended:  Best Tour De France Bikes Cyclists In Minneapolis, Minnesota Minneapolis does not sound like your typical tourist hotspot, but it certainly has a lot to offer for the avid cyclist. The city has made it a point to improve its bike connectivity by constructing miles and miles of pathways. Some of them are rather scenic, like the Midtown Greenway (running for almost 6 miles), that lets you whirl by bridges, rivers, and lakes. Nice Ride Minnesota is your go-to for bike rentals, a company with more than 3,000 bikes and 400 stations in the city. Ciclorrutas Bogotá, Columbia Once again, not a city, you would first think of when looking for a fun, active city trip. But hear me out, as the city made a real effort to do right by cyclists. The city’s bike lanes and paths, referred to as the ‘ciclorrutas,’ stretch out hundreds and hundreds of miles. It is particularly great to bike through this city on a Sunday, as the tradition of car-free Sundays is still going strong in this South American country. You can rent a bike through Bogotá Bike Tours, although a bike tour through the city is definitely worth your money, too. Biking Culture In Antwerp, Belgium Belgium has a biking culture that is ingrained in the mindset of its residents. It also specifically caters to ‘new’ cyclists and tourists, who are advised to take certain cycling routes designed for their needs and abilities. Some of those are really lovely, leading you out of the busy city for a day trip that has you explore some gorgeous Belgian countryside. Get started by subscribing to Velo, a bike-sharing service that has 4,000+ bikes. Biking Culture In Bordeaux, France Although France is generally not your first choice for cycling, Tour de France be damned, there are some shining examples of cities harboring a proper biking culture. Like Bordeaux, in the south of France, offering more than 400 miles worth of bike paths through the city. Some of those will lead you past the most stunning monuments that the city has to offer. It is an easy way to explore the city, while perfectly affordable at less than $12 per day when renting from Cool Bike. Biking Experience In Tokyo, Japan Although most of Asia is still pretty hesitant about the whole bike-thing, Japan is a great choice for those willing to explore another culture on two wheels. Tokyo, in particular, can get you some really amazing biking experiences. While most locals still prefer the trains, you might be better off overground, in the fresh air, riding down surprisingly empty and safe - almost un-Asian - streets. The city’s bike service Community Cycle is also elementary to use. Unconventional Biking In Basel, Switzerland In a country where mountains make up most of the landscape, it is not surprising that bikes are somewhat unconventional. That is, until you find yourself in one of the idyllic cities, like Basel. This city is particularly dedicated to cyclists, offering plenty of routes, trip suggestions, and biking facilities. Guest Bike Basel, located at the main train station, gets you an e-bike for about $22 per day. You could also consider other biking services that might even allow you to return the bike in a different Swiss city - if you are insistent on cruising through some of the countries and scaling that mountain as you go. Improvements In The Biking Network In Barcelona, Spain Last but definitely not least. Barcelona has made great improvements to its biking network in recent years, and it definitely shows. Most of the city’s main touristic attractions can be reached with a single bike trip - which explains why so many tour operators promise an ‘all sights bike tour’ through the city. You do not necessarily need them, though. Just get a map, and throughout the city, you will find Bicing docking stations that rent out bikes - regular and electric - for a good price. Before you go! Recommended:  Electric Bicycles And Cars Were One's Classic Models: Retro Did you find this an interesting article, or do you have a question or remark? Leave a comment below. We try to respond the same day. Like to write your article about your best cycling city? Send your writing & scribble with a photo to  [email protected] , and we will write an interesting article based on your input.
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