Never Wonder Where To Ride Again!
If you’re new to Ebikes, or it’s been a long while since you’ve had yourself a pedal around the block, you might be wondering where to ride. Many cities offer wonderful bicycle riding right out your front door! On the other hand, your home may sit in an area that’s not so bike friendly. So, where might be a good place for you to ride? Try the TrailLink App!
The Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC) dedicates itself to preserving unused rail corridors for public use. As mid-century railroads consolidated and abandoned old lines, thousands of miles of flat, wide, car-free infrastructure sat ready for another purpose. And in 1960s Wisconsin, the Elroy-Sparta State Trail became the first rail-trail to open. Since then, more than 21,000 miles of former railway have been converted for walking, skating, biking, cross-country skiing and more.
At TrailLink.com or with the TrailLink App RTC provides free access (with registration) to Google Maps-based search of trails in your area. Once you find a trail you’re interested in, click it for detailed information on the trail and its surface type. Along with this, get information about which activities are allowed, reviews from other riders, and available trail maps. You’re able to find where you can trailheads, parking areas, restrooms and drinking water stops. RTC also provides detailed itineraries if you’d like to plan a muliti-day ride. These are complete with hotel stops and attractions, as well as travel guides for many major US cities if you’d like to travel with your electric bike.
While the free account allows researching pre-ride, Premium access ($29.99/year) enables you to download maps for offline use. On top of this, you can build your own custom routes and see exclusive map content and waypoints.
In either case, TrailLink App is a straightforward and useful tool to help find a place to ride that’s safe and accessible for riders of any experience level or ability. If you have any questions about the Rail-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC) or TrailLink, contact us at TUOTEG. Happy pedaling!