From the simple, sandy shores of Nantucket to the volcanic paths in Maui, these bike trails range from easy to exhilarating, but all reward with sweeping views of the water.
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To see and be seen, spend an afternoon on the South Bay Bicycle Trail, which stretches from Will Rogers State Beach to Torrance County Beach in Southern California. Along the 22-mile route you’ll see loads of sunbathers, weight lifters, and the artsy crowd at Venice Beach; 310/ 305-9503 or parks.ca.gov/?page_id=625.