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The best cycling destinations in the US to learn to ride a bike

With family vacation season on the horizon, buycycle, the leading marketplace for bikes, reveals the best places to take your kids to learn to ride a bike in America this year. 

VermontBiz With family vacation season here, it’s the perfect time to get outside and explore the best places across the nation that are perfect for families to teach their kids how to ride a bike.

Thankfully, the experts at buycycle, Europe's leading marketplace for high-value, pre-owned bikes have analyzed various cycling factors including the elevation range, cycle route length and overall state safety score to uncover the best places across the nation that are perfect for families to teach their kids to ride the bike.

The top 20 US states to learn to ride a bike: 

Rank 

State 

Elevation Range (m) 

Cycle Route Length (km) 

Safety Score 

Total Score = 0/30 

1 

Rhode Island 

247 

61,370 

6 

28.65 

2 

New Jersey 

549 

469,445 

3 

27.62 

3 

Vermont 

1,311 

121,028 

4 

27.14 

4 

Connecticut 

727 

178,807 

9 

26.92 

5 

Maine 

1,606 

372,805 

1 

26.56 

6 

New Hampshire 

1,916 

142,093 

2 

26.49 

7 

Iowa 

363 

142,766 

15 

26.39 

8 

Wisconsin 

418 

352,877 

12 

26.33 

9 

West Virginia 

1,409 

27,372 

11 

25.81 

10 

Massachusetts 

1,063 

554,116 

7 

25.72 

 

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