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Which national parks have the best biking trails?
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There are lots of great places that you can go biking in national parks. Your decision on where to go will be impacted by geography, season and the type of biking you have in mind. OhRanger.com has a feature that lets you quickly find a nearby park that offers bicycling opportuniites, as well as an array of other fun things to do outdoors.  You'll find the feature on our new home page. Just enter your city/state or zip, how far you're willing to travel and then select "bicycling" from the "Things To Do" menu.  You'll find an array of choices for virtually anywhere in the country.  Once you decide on a location, you can ask more specific questions here, or use the site's contact information to call the park or concessionaire to get information to help plan your trip.   

If you're in New England, Acadia is a great bet for the miles of scenic bike paths that run along the old, crushed rock, carriage roads build by John D. Rockefeller. (Knobby tires are best!) You can also take your road bike out on the park's 27-mile Park Loop Road and, if you're in the mood for a workout, ride up to the top of Cadillac Mountain for a great panoramic view. It's the highest point on the eastern coast of the United States! 

If you're looking for an adventurous mountain bike ride out west, Canyonlands is home to the spectacular 100-mile White Rim Trail and has road bike options as well.  The list of great rides is endless: Shenandoah, Grand Tetons, Rocky Mountain, Glen Canyon, Yosemite, Yellowstone and many more all have fantastic scenery. Also, you may be interested to learn more about the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA), which has been working to enhance mountain biking access in national parks and is a good source of information about mountain biking.  

Please come back and share your experiences by answering questions on OhRanger.com.  Have a fun ride!  

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Yosemite National Park is a very good place to ride your bike most of the year.  It would be a great place to ride your bike if bike lanes were provided on Northside Drive from Yosemite Lodge down to the Pohono Bridge and then back into the valley along Southside Drive.
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