Image via Adventure Cycling Association.
Two months back, I decided to undertake what I termed ‘an epic adventure’: biking from my sister’s dorm in Palo Alto back to my apartment in San Francisco. So one overcast day, I set out, just me and my two wheels, to make the 30-mile trek. One road closure, a few raindrops, and a bag of trail mix later, I made it home, enthused by the journey and itching to do more.
So, I was thrilled to hear from GOOD that the U.S. is making big strides for us pedaling people with an in-the-works bicycle highway system! Apparently, back in the early ’80s, the U.S. had started constructing a nation-spanning system of bike routes. But, they never got very far. Now, they’re restarting the endeavor and have detailed plans. How cool is that?
Do you bike? Are you as excited as I am to give one of these future routes a test-cruise?