(May 2022) One of the first things I look for when traveling is a good bike trail. I have pretty specific criteria in mind, some that are deal breakers and some that just make the experience more pleasurable. Not interested in mountain biking, I look for trails that are relatively flat with a smooth surface. If there are scenic views and wildlife along the way, all the better. I don’t really want to dodge in and out of traffic, but city trails with dedicated bike paths are fine, especially if they go through parks or lead to neighborhood eateries that offer a chance to rest and refuel. Easy parking near trail access points is important; looping trails that get me back to my car without too much backtracking are especially nice.