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200+ Miles of Local Trails to Explore

Barbara Bishop, member of the Bikeways and Trails Advisory Committee (BTAC)
When was the last time you rode a bicycle? How old were you when you learned to ride? Remember how it made you smile and laugh? The freedom you felt? Did you stop riding? Why?

With May being National Bike Month, it’s a great time to (re)discover the fun and joy of riding at some of our area’s most scenic spots. Here's a few of my favorites.

1. Oceanfront Boardwalk: Cruise the boardwalk at the oceanfront and stop for a bite to eat or watch the surfers down on 1st Street while you listen to the waves or look for dolphins. This is a great place to start because there is a designated bike path that allows you to avoid traffic and cars.
2. First Landing State Park: Park at the back of Cape Henry Shopping Center and follow the fire road into the park. Alternately, you can begin at the 64th street entrance, or even better, ride your bike into the park to avoid the park fee! Who doesn’t love something free? Eithe…

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