7 Big-City Bike Rides

7 Big-City Bike Rides

Explore some of America's largest urban centers on two wheels. Here are seven events that tackle the city streets for a good cause.

Tour de Lis

New Orleans, Louisiana - May 12

An event raising money to fight cancer, the Tour de Lis is a 3-mile loop that cyclists can ride as many times as they'd like. The event takes place in City Park just north of downtown. Read More

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Gran Fondo of Louisville

Louisville, Kentucky - May 19

With rides of 100-plus miles, 50-60 mile sand 30-40 miles, tour the city of Louisville, Iroquois Park and Jefferson Memorial Forest. The ride also goes into Ohio for part of the route. Read More

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Greenway Glow

Minneapolis, Minnesota - June 9

This bike ride explores the Minneapolis area at night. Riders are encouraged to get creative when making themselves visible—glow-in-the-dark paint, Christmas lights, whatever. Read More

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Indianapolis, Indiana – June 23

The NITE Ride (short for Navigate Indy This Evening) is a nighttime tour of up to 20 miles which starts at IUPUI's Carroll Stadium and explores downtown Indianapolis. A post-ride party lasts until 2 a.m. Read More

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Ride for Research

Portland, Oregon - August 11

The 7-day Tour de Trees will wrap up with the Ride for Research, and anybody can take part in the last leg. Ride through one of the most bike-friendly cities in America to benefit the TREE fund. Read More

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Bike the Bay

San Diego, California – August 26

This ride starts in downtown San Diego and circles San Diego Bay, including a trek across the iconic San Diego-Coronado Bridge. Read More

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Honor Ride Las Vegas

Las Vegas, Nevada - November 10

This ride starts at Mandalay Bay on Las Vegas Boulevard and goes either 20 or 60 miles. The beneficiary is Ride2Recovery, which helps wounded veterans. Read More

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Combine cycling's 100-mile challenge with America's vast beauty. Ride alongside beaches, mountains and famous landmarks at one of these events. Read More

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