These are the best and worst cities for biking in the U.S. and beyond - is your hometown on the list?

Mackinac Island, Davis and Minneapolis top the list while Gulfport and Mount Vernon are lagging behind

A woman rides her bike along an urban bike path.
(Image credit: PeopleForBikes)

Biking is an excellent way to run errands, connect with friends, and engage with local communities. However, the level of bike-friendliness varies greatly across U.S. cities.

Bicycling advocacy nonprofit PeopleForBikes has released its annual city ratings, showcasing the most bike-friendly communities nationwide — and, for the first time, internationally as well. 

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Kristin Jenny
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Kristin Jenny is an elite triathlete based near Boulder, Colorado. Although most of her time is spent in aerobars somewhere in the mountains, she finds time to enjoy eating decadent desserts, hiking with her husband and dog, and a good true crime podcast.