With the fall season finally in full swing, it’s only a matter of time before leaves are changing colors (if they haven't already), and you are met with crisp fall air during your Electric Trike ride. Not only does the fall season provide fantastic scenery for any etrike ride, but it also offers ideal temperatures and adventurous pathways for any ride.
There’s no better time to explore the world and take in all the scenic views there is to offer with your eTrike than there is in the fall. Thus, we have put together a list of some of the best places we recommend you can take your eTrikes out for a cool fall ride. Whether you live close to these trails or you're up for packing your bags, they're definitely worth visiting!
TOP LOCATIONS TO RIDE YOUR ELECTRIC TRIKE THIS FALL
With beautiful scenery and incredible views, these locations are perfect for any LT rider, whether you’re a casual rider or a daily rider.
1 - PISGAH NATIONAL FOREST (NORTH CAROLINA)
Whether you are looking to ride your eTrike through rolling countryside views or want spectacular parkway scenery, the Pisgah National Forest is the one for you. Roughly 30 miles from Asheville, North Carolina tucked away in a little town called Brevard, Pisgah National Forest is located perfectly in the middle of the forest.
If you’re looking for the best time to make this trip, October 10 through October 20 is when you can observe the peak of the fall colors and see the leaves nestled along the side of the Pisgah National Forest bike paths.
Additionally, if you want to make it an extended trip, you can even stay at a nearby hotel that is perfectly located only steps away from the Pisgah National Forest, giving you the perfect vacation with your family or friends.
2 - SONOMA COUNTY (CALIFORNIA)
Sonoma County is an undiscovered jewel for a fall cycling excursion. Not only does this ride provide a fantastic view of nearby vineyards, but you will also have the chance to see the grapes as they transition to a gold color as they begin to ripen in the fall.
There is a ride to match all types of bike riders in Sonoma County from off-road paths to vineyard-swathed slopes and winding mountain roads. Furthermore, suppose you’re looking for a more worry-free ride.
In that case, Sonoma County also offers a four-day tour that offers comfortable etrike paths, great selections of wine, world-class food options, and stunning lodging selections.
If you’re looking for the ideal time to visit this ride, consider going between the dates of October 23 to October 26 to catch all of the stunning views that Sonoma County has to offer.
3 - SLEEPING BEAR DUNES NATIONAL LAKESHORE (MICHIGAN)
Not only is this location among Michigan’s top holiday destinations, but the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore also offers several stunning landscapes for riders to enjoy.
Not only that, but along your ride, you can also get a taste of Michigan by visiting any of the local shops and pubs that you will pass by along your journey. If you’re looking for a real treat, consider trying out a homemade cherry pie from any local bakery.
With more than 65 miles of Lake Michigan shore to look at and beautiful fall colors that gradually transition into vibrant crimson, orange, and gold colors, the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is best to visit during the first couple of weeks in October.
4 - OKANOGAN-WENATCHEE NATIONAL FOREST (WASHINGTON)
Traversed by the mighty Columbia River, the Northern Cascades of Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest provides LT riders with several incredible mountain biking in the nation.
Whether you want to participate in a cross-country trip or you choose to opt for something slightly more traditional, there is something for everyone at Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest.
Like many of the other options on this list, there are also several housing and lodging options to choose from, giving you the chance to make this a weekend trip full of memories.
If you’re considering visiting Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest for your next eTrike adventure, consider going during the second or third week of October to see all of the beautiful coniferous trees as they shed their needles for the fall and transition to a molten gold color as they decorate the side of every road and bike path.
5 - KATY TRAIL STATE PARK (MISSOURI)
With more than 230 miles of pathway, the Katy Trail State Park is one of the largest rail-trails in the United States. With scenic views that stretch from Clinton East to Machens, Missouri, the Katy Trail State Park also follows much of the Missouri River, giving riders a fantastic view throughout the ride.
If this sounds like the best trip for you, free up your calendar during the second or third week of October and be ready to check out some fantastic treescapes during your ride.
6 - THE VIRGINIA CREEPER TRAIL (VIRGINIA)
Capping off the list is The Virginia Creeper Trail. With more than 35 miles of trails running all the way from Abingdon to Whitetop and all the way through to the Appalachian Trail, The Virginia Creeper Trail is an utterly stunning view from start to finish.
Not only that, but riders will also get the chance to check out some fantastic river views and might even see a few friendly animals along the way.
Are you considering this option for your next fall season ride? Be sure to go during the second or third week of October to enjoy rides decorated by the trees' beautiful fall colors that surround you throughout.
If you’re ready to hit the road this fall, but are looking for an etrike best suited for you, learn more about our Electric Trikes here. At Electric Trike, our mission is to empower every rider by providing them the freedom to move, get active, get healthy, and enjoy the outdoors.