Millions of Americans are avid cyclists.
Although popularity of the leisure activity has declined among children and teenagers over the last decade, during the same time period it rose among young adults and remained steady in other adult demographics.
The existence of biking trails has proven to increase bicycle use in cities of all sizes. Trails are crucial to encouraging residents to lead active lifestyles, and in mid-size and large cities, they enable residents to consider biking as an alternative form of transportation to and from work.
The lawn care blog LawnStarter evaluates cities on the ease of affordability of sorts of outdoor activities. In June, it compared the 200 biggest ones of 24 indicators of a cyclist-friendly lifestyle, including access to bike lanes and bike rentals, the existence of cycling clubs, percentage of bike commuters, bicycle-related fatalities, and the number of bike racers and tours.
The following cities placed in the top 10 overall for those who enjoy pedaling for work or for pleasure.
#1 San Francisco, California
#2 Minneapolis, Minnesota
#3 New York, New York
#4 Portland, Oregon
#5 Eugene, Oregon
#6 Boston, Massachusetts
#7 Denver, Colorado
#8 Seattle, Washington
#9 Washington, D.C.
#10 Chicago, Illinois