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There's something to be said about exploring a city by bicycle
— it's faster than walking and more flexible than driving or taking public transportation, and it's healthy for both the Earth and your body. According to Schwinn
brand ambassador Jeanette Zinno
, biking also allows you to see a city in a whole different way by fully immersing you in a new environment. Plus, you don't need to know the local language to navigate around, and it's a great way to meet locals. Ready to hit the road? Here are 22 of the most bike-friendly cities around the world.
Before You Go:
Zinno advises to get a lowdown of your location beforehand, bring a physical map (GPS and phone batteries aren't always reliable), pack layers for changing weather conditions, and bring a bag with essentials like sunblock
, water, and a phone charger. Pro Tip: In the US, AAA Auto
also offers roadside assistance for bikers and will tow a bike up to 200 miles.