From the rugged mountains of the west coast, to the rolling hills in the east, to the wine country of sunny California, the great old USA is boasts some amazing spots for cycling vacations. Whether you are looking to get your stoke on and hit the trails, get totally aero on a few road rides, or meander through towns with a rich culinary experience, this list covers all the bases.
Asheville’s nestled in the western end of North Carolina smack dab in the middle of the Blue Ridge Mountains at the confluence of the Swannanoa and French Broad Rivers. With a population of roughly 450,000 for the entire metropolitan area, and a fantastic selection of craft breweries, you are sure to have a good time pedaling and exploring.
Asheville features hundreds of miles of roads for riding with many of the rides near town being well marked with ample signage. Check out these rides:
With hundreds of tails in the Western North Carolina area, many just miles out of town, there are tons of options to explore. These are just a few of the many options available to you:
Whether camping or “glamping” is your thing, here are some options to check out:
Located in Central Oregon with a population of 166,000 for the metropolitan, Bend is home to some great Mountain and Road biking. Tons of sweet, flowey, epic dirt, with everything from perfectly maintained beginner trails to hardcore downhill and jump tails. Bend is home to the famous Three Sisters Scenic Bikeway among other amazing road rides. Bend is now one trick pony though, with the city being very friendly to a cruiser ride through the town to experience all that Bend has to offer.
Check out some cool road rides in Bend, here:
Oregon is known to have some great trails with tons of variability in terrain and difficulty.
Here is just a few of the many options around Bend.
Bryce and Zion are arguably some of the most beautiful country in the US, featuring ridiculously pretty, panoramic views of red rock and canyon walls. Located in South Western Utah neat Mt Carmel Junction, you will be treated with crazy good, red rock mountain biking as well as some great road biking as well. If cruising around town, enjoying some dinner and a glass (or two) of wine is more your thing, then riding in and around the canyons may not be your thing.
Holy mecca of red and slick rock riding Batman! The Parks themselves and the areas surrounding them are chalk full of awesome trails. Here are just a few to get your blood moving: