As more bike sharing programs are introduced in major U.S. cities, some travelers may consider using alternative modes of transportation for sightseeing.
Leading online accommodation booking brand Hotels.com has identified the best cities to explore on two wheels for the adventure-minded traveler.
Cities such as Minneapolis, Denver and Washington, D.C. pioneered the bike sharing movement over the last few years, paving the way for dozens of other cities to follow suit.
In addition to recent program launches in New York and Chicago, a number of other major cities including Los Angeles, San Francisco and Philadelphia are planning to introduce community bike projects soon.
“Not only is biking a great alternative way to sightsee, but many cities with bike share programs also offer some of the most scenic urban bike paths and nearby trails,” said Taylor L. Cole, travel expert for Hotels.com.
“Most bike share programs offer daily rates and conveniently located stations that are in close proximity to great hotel properties.”
Hotels.com made this announcement Wednesday, August 14.