Recreational trips are typically taken by all age groups from children to senior citizens. These trips can range from a 50 mile weekend group ride, to a family outing along a quiet bike path, and all areas in between.
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|Trip Characteristic||Example Routes||Cyclist Ability|
|Visual interest, shade, and protection from wind more important than directness of route||Example Street||Experienced, Casual|
|Loop trips preferred to backtracking||Arlington Avenue||Experienced, Casual|
|Trips may range from short to over 50 miles||Watkins Drive||Casual|
|Varied topography desired, depending on skill level of bicyclist||Watkins Drive||Casual|
|May drive bicycles to the starting point of a ride||Example Drive||Experienced, Casual|
|Trips typically occur on the weekend, before morning commute hours or after evening commute hours||N/A||Experienced, Casual|
|Pathway preference varies depending on skill level of cyclist.||Example drives||Experienced, Casual|