Bike Trails by State
If you're on TrailLink.com, chances are that you're looking for a bike map. According to a Rails-to-Trails Conservancy poll, bicycling is the most popular activity enjoyed by TrailLink.com users. JFK once said, "Nothing compares with the simple pleasure of a bike ride," and we couldn't agree more.
Rail-trails in particular, which often have a flat, even grade, offer ideal conditions for road and hybrid bikes. And many have connections with businesses, residential neighborhoods, and town centers that make biking for work or pleasure a breeze.
When searching for bike trails on TrailLink.com, note that we draw the distinction between road/hybrid bike trails and mountain biking trails based on surface type and general trail condition. A bike trail will be evenly surfaced with asphalt, concrete, or hard-packed dirt without steep climbs, switchbacks, or single-tracking.
For newbies, Bicycling magazine offers a wealth of tips, information, and biking maps to get you rolling. The League of American Bicyclists also provides a number of guides on safe cycling, particularly on roadways, as well as a search tool for finding local courses and seminars on biking. Also, if you're looking for great bike products and components, please check out Performance Bike.
Enjoy the ride, but keep in mind that all bike trails listed on TrailLink.com.com are also multi-use, so remember the common right-of-way rule of thumb that bicyclists must yield to horses, inline skaters, and pedestrians, unless otherwise posted on the trail.
And whether you're a hard-core bike commuter or cycling recreationalist, please share your experiences on your favorite bike trails by posting a review or photos from your trips on TrailLink.com. Others will surely appreciate the firsthand account of the trail conditions and views along the way.