Join me in celebrating the (almost) end of the school year and the beginning of summer with National Bike Month in May. So, grab a helmet, and tag along as we explore bike trails in Chickasaw Country.
When I think of the summer, I always think of that time in my life – a carefree life, riding bikes, eating snow cones and spending everyday outdoors. One of my favorite childhood memories is riding around on my turquoise bike with my friends and soaking up the summer sun.
Awaken your childhood memories with bike riding in Chickasaw Country! If you are looking for the perfect place to enjoy nature and get in some exercise, go biking in the Chickasaw National Recreation Area. The CNRA has more than 30 miles of trails and all allow bikers on all except for the trail behind the Travertine Nature Center. While biking you can see some of the best viewpoints! The trails are very accessible and there are different trails for riders with different abilities. One fun trail is a 3-mile paved loop around Veterans Lake at the CNRA. The trail offers a beautiful view of the lake and is easy to access. The most accessible trail for bikers is a four-mile Rock Creek trail. It starts at Cedar Blue Road and ends near Veterans Lake.
The perfect time to go for a ride is in the early morning or around twilight. If you do go for a bike ride during the heat of the day, remember to drink plenty of water, always watch for traffic and be aware of your surroundings.
Enjoy the beautiful weather and go for a bike ride! You can bike to work, school, or simply to explore a community. Not to mention, biking always brings back childhood memories!