10Best: Bike-friendly cities
Neal Turnage, Special for USA TODAY1:32 p.m. EDT July 1, 2014
Roanoke Valley, Va.
A temperate climate and access to miles of lightly traveled roads are just a few of the reasons why the Roanoke Valley is quickly becoming known as a cycling hub. TheTransAmerica Bicycle Trail even passes through here. There are more than 2,500 miles designated as scenic byways in Virginia with excellent cycling opportunities. For something different, try the Art by Bike path which meanders through homespun neighborhoods, the War Memorial, a garden, and downtown proper. UnderDog Bikesis one of two good outfitters here for all equipment and trail needs.