December 19, 2011
Here they are, in no particular order:
1. George S. Mickelson Trail, South Dakota; length: 109 miles.
2. Great Allegheny Passage, Maryland-Pennsylvania; length: 141 miles.
3. Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes, Idaho; length: 72 miles.
4. Katy Trail State Park, Missouri; length: 238 miles.
5. Paul Bunyan State Trail, Minnesota; length: 111 miles.
6. Raccoon River Valley Trail, Iowa; length: 56 miles.
7. Iron Horse State Park, Washington; length: 100+ miles.
8. Chief Ladiga Trail, Alabama; length: 33 miles.
9. Elroy-Sparta State Trail, Wisconsin; length: 32 miles.
10. Bizz Johnson National Recreation Trail, California; length: 25 miles.
What's your favorite rail-trail?
And with that, I bid you a great holiday season, filled with dreams — or actualities — of bicycles and bicycling.
Photo by Michael McCoy
BIKING WITHOUT BORDERS was posted by Michael McCoy, Adventure Cycling’s field editor, highlighting a little bit of this or a little bit of that — just about anything, as long as it related to traveling by bicycle. Mac also compiles the organization's twice-monthly e-newsletter Bike Bits, which goes free-of-charge to over 45,000 readers worldwide.