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Sunday, July 24, 2011

10 great places for city cycling [via USA TODAY]

Portland, Ore., has an extensive system of bike paths and lanes, like this one along the Eastbank Esplanade.
Portland, Ore., has an extensive system of bike paths and lanes, like this one along the Eastbank Esplanade.
By Janis Miglavs, Travel PortlandExpensive gas isn't the only reason to switch from four wheels to two. Bicycles offer a great way to get to know an urban area, says Elizabeth Cutler , co-founder of SoulCycle, a New York-based chain of cycling workout studios. "It's fun. It's an easy way to see a city in a different way, to slow down a bit and look at the architecture and the landscape," she says. More urban areas are adding bike lanes, and most have rentals for visitors to hit the trails. She shares some favorite cities for biking, with Larry Bleiberg  for USA TODAY.


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