Discover the Best Biking Communities
When you think about retirement, do you visualize riding a bike in a t-shirt on a sunny day? Many people do, and great news: there are many communities that are built for people with this vision.
Why choose a great biking destination for retirement?
For those who love an active lifestyle, finding a retirement destination where you can ride your bike is often a priority. There are people who like to ride their bike to the park, or the grocery store with a basket on the front of your beach cruiser. Then, there are people who love recreational road cycling—longer rides and beautiful views on paved roads. Last but not least, there’s gravel biking or mountain biking, both for the real adventurous retiree who’s looking for a good workout. No matter which camp you fall into, finding a retirement destination that’s prime for biking can make a big difference in your daily lifestyle.
Thankfully, you can find great bike towns all over the country. Key West in Florida is a great biking destination where you barely need a car to get around. Gainesville, Florida, is also very bike-friendly with great weather and dedicated bike boulevards separate from roads. Tempe, Arizona, is also known for their biking infrastructure efforts, as they’re creating bike underpasses for intersections allowing bikers to get across roads without ever being near a crossing car.
What other benefits do biking destinations bring?
If you love cycling, you already know what benefits it brings you: it makes you happy, keeps you fit, lets you explore the great outdoors, and even gets you from place to place. But there are many other benefits you can get from retiring in a biking-friendly destination.
- Endless ride options: When you’re in a destination that’s prime for biking, you’ll have plenty of rides to choose from when you want to get out there. You’re not limited to one or two paths—there are usually 10+ options to choose from.
- Safety first: When you’re in a place where biking is a priority, you’ll find you feel safer. This means well-maintained biking trails and paths, green paths alongside the road, and a population that respects bikers will share the road.
- Cheap transportation: When you’re riding a bike to the grocery store or to the park, you’re saving on gas—great for the environment and your wallet.
- Active lifestyle: Those who retire in places with great biking can easily stay active and healthy. You’re surrounded by others who love to get out on the bike path, and you can find others to ride with so you’re never on your own.
- Weather of your choice: When you’re biking, the best weather is mild—so you’ve got your choice of options along the mild coastal states.,
Ready to get cycling?
Ready to hop on your bike? We’ve collected the best retirement communities for those who love to ride their bikes. Browse the options below to see what’s out there. When you find a community you like, use the information request form to contact a local representative. You can ask questions, chat with neighbors who bike there, and get a feel for it. If there’s a location in particular that interests you, use the filtering options on the left to narrow down and find the tennis community you’re looking for.
Research and Explore the Best Biking Communities
Click to explore the following biking communities. Request information from multiple communities by selecting the checkboxes to the right and completing the form below.
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Plan your biking community visit
Don’t forget your helmet. The next step is to plan a visit to some biking retirement communities to get a feel for them. Several communities offer tours or will arrange for you to stay nearby to check it out. The best part about visiting? You can plan some morning rides while you’re there.