Google Maps now has routes specifically for bicyclists all across the U.S.A. With the help of the Rails-to-Trails people they have put together routes that will avoid major hills, intersections and dangerous roadways, and direct you to bicycle paths where available. They are also encouraging people to add their own routes to share with others.
You can use the Google Maps widget here on our blogspot or go to http://maps.google.com/biking to find a route in your area. Just type in your starting location and destination location and you will have a route mapped out for you. Routes are color coded, with green, of course, being the indicator for routes with out motor vehicles. If you are looking specifically for a rails-to-trails route in your area go to http://www.traillink.com/home.aspx You can find interactive maps for many great biking trails on this site, which is part of the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy. I'm excited put it to work; tomorrow is looking good....hmmm, where do we want to go Elisa?? Let's ride!