20 Greatest Cycling Cities

Do you enjoy cycling for recreational and/or exercise purposes? Have you ever found yourself abroad wanting to explore but needing to save on transportation costs? Well, you’re in luck! Here are 20 of the greatest cycling cities found outside the United States. Map data was provided in part by Mike Reilley.

All 20 cities are graded on a 1-5 scale. The rise in grade determines just how difficult that city is to actually bike in. Factors determining difficulty depend on terrain, traffic, and pedestrian congestion. While some have one or two of the aforementioned particularities, others have all three. Take a look at the interactive map and decide which city you want to take on as a challenge next time you find yourself abroad!

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Gov. Pat Quinn talks about MAP grants at DePaul University. (Photo by Josclynn Brandon)
Editor’s note: This story was originally posted on Dec. 12, 2012 and is housed at RedLineProject.org

By Bob Smith

Gov. Pat Quinn visited DePaul University’s Loop campus on Wednesday to discuss how pension reform is harming the Monetary Award Program (MAP) college scholarships and access to higher education in Illinois.

“This is so important to our state, not only in the past, but certainly now and in the future,” Quinn said.
“We want everyone to have the opportunity to go to college that has the ability to go to college.”

MAP grants are need-based college scholarships that allow merit students who are in need across the state and do not need to be repaid by the student. Quinn said that due to cutbacks and having to pay more money in the pension amount, almost 18,000 students lost their MAP grant scholarships this year.

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