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Top 10 Coastal Bike Paths in the US

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shutterstock_85008562Bike riding is an excellent form of exercise that is healthy and enjoyable. Doing a leisurely ride beside the ocean provides an added thrill of seaside views and is ideal for older adults.

If you are someone who sometimes suffers from vertigo, enjoying a coastal bike ride is still possible with the help of all-natural remedies like DiVertigo. Dab a small amount on your head behind your ears before you start riding and voila – your two-wheel adventure can begin in just minutes! Here the top 10 coastal bike paths in the US for you to enjoy.

 

 

ID-100130427Coastal Bike Path #1 – Nantucket, Massachusetts

Nantucket is well known for lobster rolls and great sandy beaches. There are four wonderful bike paths that lead right down to the beach and are a great way to spend an afternoon: The Dionis Beach bike path, the ‘Sconset Beach path, the Surfside Beach path, and the Madaket Beach path. They’re all wonderful, but the ‘Sconset Beach path is a particular favorite. The 18-mile round trip path takes you past cranberry bogs, Sankaty Lighthouse and the Nantucket Life-Saving Museum.

 

Coastal Bike Path #2 – Angel Island State Park, California
Angel Island is located in the center of the San Francisco Bay. It is a wildlife conservation preserve and no motorized vehicles are allowed on the island. This makes it the perfect place for bike riding, especially during the sunny days of spring, summer and fall. Largely undeveloped, there are a multitude of both paved and unpaved roads across the 470-acre island, which is accessible via ferry from Fisherman’s Wharf. Visit the 1910 United States Immigration Station, which was the processing center for more than one million immigrants in the early 20th century.

 

ID-100150658Coastal Bike Path #3 – Jekyll Island, Georgia
Over a century ago, Jekyll Island was the playground of wealthy industrial tycoons, such as the Vanderbilts, and Rockefellers. As bicycling gained in popularity, they had paths built around the island for their enjoyment. Today, you can tour the 16-mile circuit and take a peek at the showcase surviving cottages of the wealthy visitors of the past and the beautiful Jekyll Island Club Hotel. Keep an eye out for native wild flowers and deer grazing along the path.

 

Coastal Bike Path #4 – Will Rogers State Beach, California

For a view of Southern California beaches and beach living, take this 22-mile bike ride from Will Rogers State Beach to Torrance County Beach on the South Bay Bike Trail. Along the way, you can see the art crowd at Venice Beach, weight lifters, roller skaters and sunbathers.

 

ID-10019491Coastal Bike Path #5 – Island Beach State Park, New Jersey
Places on a barrier island between the Atlantic Ocean and Barnegat Bay, this bike path is a trip back in time. The eight-mile road is paved and takes you back to how the Jersey Shore was in times past with unspoiled sandy beaches, abundant wildlife, picturesque sand dunes and not a single high rise building in view. There are terrific views of ocean birds, including a colony of osprey birds. Across the inlet, you can see Barnegat Lighthouse, fondly called “Old Barney” by locals.

 

Coastal Bike Path #6 – Fisherman’s Wharf to Sausalito, California
This bike ride takes you across the Golden Gate Bridge over to the northern tip of San Francisco Bay. Start at Fisherman’s Wharf, where you can rent a bike, and follow the bike path to the bridge. Here you can enjoy amazing views of both the city and the bay as you cross the bridge to the Marin Headlands and down into Sausalito. In Sausalito, grab a bite at one of the many cafes and restaurants, then take the ferry back across the bay to return to Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco.

 

ID-100157444Coastal Bike Path #7 – Presque Isle State Park, Pennsylvania
Presque Isle Peninsula is located near Erie and is on the north shore of Lake Erie. The Presque Isle bike path is approximately 13.5 miles long and has many picnic tables and places to stop and rest along the way. During spring, be on the lookout for migrating birds, especially water birds during April and May. During the summer, birds that spend the season are wonderful to watch as you bike along this enjoyable pathway.

 

Coastal Bike Path #8 – Monterey to Marina, California
Taking the Monterey Bay Coastal Recreational Trail, you can take a tour of the famous Monterey Bay. This trail offers two different routes, one a bit more challenging than the other. The Monterey/Seaside trail goes up steep sand dune hills to reward you at the end with sweeping vistas of the entire bay from Santa Cruz to Big Sur. The easier flat pathway tours around Laguna Del Rey. When the two paths meet again, enjoy ocean cypress trees, dunes and bluffs.

 

Coastal Bike Path #9 – Edisto State Park, South Carolina
The Indian Mound Trail is an easy four mile bike path that takes you through coastal forest with some of the tallest Palmetto trees in the country. Interspersed among the Palmettos are oak trees with Spanish moss draping down. Follow the wooden bridge to Scott Creek, to be serenaded to by tree frogs and crickets. At Big Bay Creek, you can view ancient Native American shell mounds, left by the population of Native Americans who lived in the area centuries ago.

 

ID-100215883Coastal Bike Path #10 – Lopez Island, Washington
Lopez Island is one of the San Juan Islands in Puget Sound near Seattle. The entire tour of the island is 33.5 miles, with parks, beaches, local shops and restaurants along the pathway. Take your time and watch for amazing sea life, such as Orcas, seals, sea lions and otters. Lopez Island is slightly rugged, but the flattest of the islands, making this bike ride relatively easy.

 

No matter what age you are, get out and enjoy the wonderful weather and seaside scenery on a lovely two-wheeled vehicle. If you experience vertigo and worry about the symptoms appearing during your ride, make sure to pack a bottle of DiVertigo in your bike basket or backpack. All-natural DiVertigo is made from essential oils, such as lavender and peppermint, that calm symptoms of vertigo. You can purchase DiVertigo at www.di-vertigo.com and enjoy all your summer bike riding adventures.

 

Images courtesy: www.freedigitalimages.net and foto76, artur84, Simon Howden, arztsmui

 

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