Location: Bristol, R.I.
Distance: 14.5 miles
Best Suited For: All bike types
Website: riparks.com

Sometimes it's really, really nice to ride your bike next to a big blue bay, maybe stopping to get an ice cream-cone, never having to worry about hills or gravel or anything worrisome like that. Thankfully, that's what the entire state of Rhode Island is for. Go on. Nobody's looking. Take your shoes off and dip your toes in the water.