Alabama: AuburnRob Hainer/shutterstock
Alabama is not known to be bike-friendly, and, in fact, ranked at the bottom of the annual rankings released by the League of American Bicyclists. But in the past few years, the city of Auburn has made a concerted effort to improve this, by constructing 25 miles of bike paths and an additional seven miles of multi-use paved paths. The City of Auburn champions their efforts through Bicycle Auburn, offering group bike rides through downtown and along the bike paths on a variety of routes for all experience levels. Further outside of the city, the Chief Ladiga Trail, a paved path that extends to the Georgia Border and links up with the Silver Comet Trail there, provides a beautiful rural biking experience through the green Alabama countryside. Here are some other facts about each of the 50 states you should know.
Alaska: AnchorageRocky Grimes/shutterstock
While bicycling in downtown Anchorage is a great way to see the city in the warmer months, the highlights of cycling in this Alaska city sit just beyond the center of town: the Alyeska Bike Park, Seward Highway, and the bike-friendly Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, an 11-mile multi use paved path starting in downtown Anchorage. There are a number of bike rental shops close to the Coastal Trail, where moose and bear sightings are common. Past travelers recommend mosquito repellent for the ride; here are some tips for keeping the suckers at bay.