Whether you live in downtown, the suburbs, or out in the country, we can all agree that spring is one of the best seasons for bike rides. The air is fresh and clean, the sun is shining, and for once you aren’t wearing eight layers of clothes! Here are some of our picks for the best spring bike rides to enjoy during this gorgeous season.
Through the Fields:
Down a country lane or through a city park, you can’t miss the gorgeous flowers that pop up everywhere in spring. On a day when you feel like a more leisurely, experiential bike ride, pick a local flower fortress and head out. Pass through clouds of delicate plum blossom scent, feel invigorated by an eye-catching field of tulips, or be one with the outsiders in a burst of roadside wildflowers. If you’re really looking to get the feel of spring into your bones, this is one of the best rides you can take!
By the Water:
Biking by the water in winter? No thank you! Freezing breezes and splashing spray are just not what the doctor ordered when it’s 8 degrees outside. But come spring, a ride by a gentle lake, lapping waves, or rushing creek can be a beautiful, invigorating experience. Watch for new signs of life- baby duckies, anyone?- and keep cool with the gentle breeze that’s now your best friend on a speed course.
Up the Hill:
Look, it’s understandable; in winter you want to huddle by the fire and feed up on rich foods. Once the sun starts beating down on your back, it’s time to get back into your strength-building, hard-sweating workout routines. An uphill mountain bike- preferably in a natural setting, like a regional park- is the perfect way to boost you back into a warm-weather regimen. Just remember to bring lots of water- your body won’t remember how hot it gets under the sun!
With a Crowd:
Spring is the season for trying new things- like expanding your circle of cycle friends! Join with a community group to take a group bike ride around a local park or nearby attractions. While getting some exercise, you’ll have the chance to meet some new buddies with whom you already share an interest! This ride is great for anyone who has just moved to a new place, or for those looking to freshen up their friend list.
So what are you waiting for? Birds are singing, butterflies flying, and the sun is finally peeking out from its winter hideaway. Get out there and luxuriate in all the beauty spring offers- with your trusty bike by your side, of course!