Sunday, June 20, 2010

Bike Trails in Durham NC



We are so blessed in Orlando and the surrounding areas with beautiful long bike trails with facilities and little towns along the way. I am just starting to explore this town that I have enjoyed a few times in the past but what it is lacking is LONG bike trails that are paved. As we are in a more mountainous area, mountain biking is a little more popular than road cycling so finding a bike trail is a bit of a challenge...but I found one...and its perfect for shorter distance workouts..

The American Tobacco Trail sits right off the Durham Bulls Baseball stadium in Downtown Durham. Just 6.5 miles one way, it has many bridges and a few street crossings but for a urban trail, it is lovely. I got up early to try to beat the heat but by the time my workout was done at 9am, it was already 90 degress.

The trail is a bit hilly for a Florida girl but that should help to make my legs a little stronger. A short 1 hour workout with a bit of a nearby road added for mileage and my knee was reminding me that it needs work!! I know if I do a bit more research, I can find some beautiful roads to workout on as I enjoy North Carolina...

As always...ill keep you posted...

2 comments:

ONEHOURIRONMAN said...

My Sis lives in Raliegh Durham.

Keep on track, avoid cruises and soft serve machines, and hang around with supportive people. And thats all I have to say about that.... (Forest Gump if you didn't get the last part)

DurhamDave said...

Hi, I'm glad you've discovered NC and the American Tobacco Trail. It's on its way to 22 miles by the end of 2011. When we visited Orlando I felt sure the West Orange Trail must be the prettiest in all of FL. Happy trails, Durham Dave Connelly