E-Bikes & Bikes Customised to You
March 3, 2022
Riding an electric bike opens up paths and trails that may have been closed to you before. Most e-bikes are allowed anywhere that traditional bicycles can go, and the electric motor makes pedaling easier even over steep or uneven terrain. If you are looking for new adventures to take with your e-bike during the new year, here are five paths you should make time and preparations to see.
Going-to-the-Sun Road is located in Glacier National Park. While you are certainly welcome to take women's electric bikes up there, you should know that it is primarily a road, not a dedicated bike trail, meaning that you will be sharing it with automobiles. Going-to-the-Sun Road is a 50-mile scenic byway. As implied by the name, it goes over the Rocky Mountains in Montana, even crossing the Continental Divide. While the sections of the trail in the lower elevations are open all year long, higher sections close seasonally due to snow, and reopening is contingent on the weather.
If you're looking for a dedicated bike trail that is appropriate for beginners and takes you alongside beaches and through marshes, you should check out Shining Sea Bikeway in Falmouth, Massachusetts. The Town of Falmouth purchased 3.3 miles of defunct railroad tracks in the early 1970s and converted it to a dedicated bike trail. Thanks to the addition of a new section in 2009, the trail is now a total of 10.7 miles and crosses the Salt Pond Bird Sanctuary to its termination in Woods Hole. Katharine Lee Bates, who wrote the song "America the Beautiful," was a native of Falmouth, and the name of the trail is taken from one of the lines of her most famous composition.
The Provo River Parkway extends over 15 miles along its namesake body of water. Along the way, it passes through commercial and residential areas as well as city, county, and state parks. It starts in Utah Lake State Park and ends in Provo Canyon at Vivian State Park, right at the base of the spectacular Bridal Veil Falls. The Provo River Parkway is open to men's electric bikes as well as hikers, horseback riders, and inline skaters. Nevertheless, despite being a multi-use trail, it is described as moderately trafficked.
Flume Trail is in Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park. Its 14-mile stretch only runs one way, so you need to park your car at the end and then take a shuttle to the starting point. It starts at an elevation of 7,000 feet, and over the course of the trail, you ascend another 1,157 feet. This makes it a challenging ride, but it also makes for a more breathtaking view. Most of the trail is gently inclined, and it is rated only moderate difficulty.
Like the Shining Sea Bikeway and the Provo River Parkway, the Swamp Rabbit Trail is an old railway corridor that was converted to a greenway for hiking and biking. First opening in 2009, it stretches 22 miles and connects three different communities: Greenville, Fountain Inn, and Travelers Rest. The Swamp Rabbit Trail follows the path of the Reedy River in the shadow of the Blue Ridge Escarpment. It connects residents of the three communities, as well as visitors, to parks, schools, and local businesses.
On an e-bicycle, you can go just about anywhere, including places you may never have sought out otherwise. Check out the selection of electric bikes for sale from SixThreeZero.
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