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America’s Best Bike Trails

Bike your way along these fantastic bicycle trails in America.
By Letitia L. Star
March/April 2009
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For spectacularly scenic routes, consult the Adventure Cycling Association and the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, which converts former rail beds into
biking, hiking and skiing trails.

1. Big Island Hawaii:

2. Florida Connector: St. Augustine to Key West.

3. Grand Canyon Connector: Cedar City, Utah, to Tempe, Arizona (connects Zion National Park and both sides of the Grand Canyon National Park).

4. Illinois Prairie Path: Chicago western suburbs.

5. Katy Trail State Park: Clinton to St. Charles, Missouri.

6. Lewis & Clark Trail: Hartford, Illinois, to Seaside, Oregon.

7. Pacifica Coast Route: Imperial Beach, California, to Vancouver, British Columbia.

8. The Palmetto Trail: Oconee State Park to the Awendaw Passage, South Carolina.

9. TransAmerica Trail: Astoria, Oregon, to Yorktown, Virginia.

10. Underground Railroad Bicycle Route: Mobile, Alabama, to Owen Sound, Ontario.

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