South Dakota’s Black Hills
Don’t be deceived by its naming, the Black Hills has a landscape to die for! During fall, the entire area becomes even more scenic with all the oak, aspen and birch trees that fill the area producing the most beautiful of their golden colors. Start at the Dalton Lake Trailhead near Nemo and bike down the entire Centennial Trail to have the experience of your life. Other notable places include the Dalton Plateau, as well as attractions like Bear Butte, Harney Peak and Custer Peak. The Black Hills biking spot is best visited around late September.
West Virginia’s Route 50
This is one popular motorbike route that looks like it was designed to be sped down. With graceful twists, turns and bends, West Virginia’s Route 50 has some of the best sceneries in the country for the biking experience of your life. From the adorable trees and rivers dotting the road to the hills and valleys that complete Route 50’s scenic beauty, this is a biking highway that is going to definitely make your short getaway memorable all year round.
Colorado’s Kebler Pass
The Kebler Pass route is an unpaved, gravel route running through the Colorado Rockies and isn’t meant for amateur biking. Sometimes it’s challenging even for the most experienced cyclists. However, for those of you who trust their bike-riding skills, Kebler Pass is a biking spot you can’t afford to overlook. The awe-inspiring beauty of the yellow aspen trees and numerous other rosy tree sceneries, plus the herds of sheep that graze around this region, are some of the things that will attract you and make your strenuous pedaling worthy of your effort. From the 3-mile Kebler Wagon Trail No. 606 and the 5-mile Dyke Trail No. 838 to the County Road 12 or Kebler Pass Proper, this is one of the best biking spots you can find.
North Carolina’s Tail of the Dragon
The adventurous Tail of the Dragon is as peculiar as its naming. Boasting of up to 318 curves closely packed into a distance of just 11 miles; this route provides a biking experience that’s meant for the most experienced but also very daring bikers. So, if you believe you’re king of the roads on a two-wheeled speeding machine, then this is for you. The famed tourist spot hosts the Tree of Shame and also borders Smoky Mountains National Park. Certainly, not for amateurs!
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