6 Scenic Cycling Events
By Ryan Wood
Let your bike take you to some of America's most beautiful locations. Here are seven cycling events that feature unmatched scenery.
Lihue, Hawaii -- August 6-7, 2011
This two-day event takes you to all corners of one of Hawaii's most beautiful islands. Get an up-close look at coastline, valleys and open countryside. Learn More ?
Copper Mountain, Colo. -- August 6, 2011
See America's most breathtaking mountains up close. The 78-mile trek takes you through Copper Mountain, Leadville, Vail and three Colorado Mountain passes. Learn More ?
Klamath Falls, Ore. -- August 20, 2011
Get amazing views of the United States' deepest lake, as this ride takes you along the rim with views of the blue water and Cascade Mountains. Learn More ?
Tacoma, Wash. -- August 27-28, 2011
The two-day ride totals 170 miles and features 9,600 feet of elevation gain. It starts in Tacoma and goes around the Puget Sound counter-clockwise. Learn More ?
San Diego, Calif. -- August 28, 2011
It's one of the more beautiful urban experiences—-take a 25-mile ride around San Diego Bay, including a trek across the famous Coronado Bridge near downtown San Diego. Learn More ?
South Portland, Maine -- September 10, 2011
Four different distances are offered, all along Maine's shoreline and past at least seven of the state's famous lighthouses. Learn More ?