OK, anyone who knows my husband, Don, from his Allentown days can picture him riding his road bike all over town. He even biked to Indiana in five days!

Fast forward to him moving up to Moore Township, a bicyclist's dream. Don had his tandem tuned up, and together we set out to explore the area I've lived in since 1994.

You can really see the beauty of an area when you aren't traveling at 50 mph. I discovered scenic roads I never would have traveled and also met neighbors I've lived near for years. We both bought new hybrid bikes (a cross between a road bike and a mountain bike) for those occasions when Don wants more exercise than my "baby ride."

Lehigh Valley has so many great places to bike. Pick up a copy of our Lehigh Valley Cycling Maps brochure to get started. You'll see some beautiful countryside and get a great cardio workout at the same time. Wave as you pass our house on the "Gap Gallop," and don't forget to wear a helmet!

If you'd rather experienced cycling as a spectator sport, you have to go to the Valley Preferred Cycling Center's Friday night races. Check out this short video of the action.

Where's your favorite place to bike in Lehigh Valley?