I’ve started riding the Neuse River Greenway in Raleigh, NC, once a week. I’ve been a year-round bicycle commuter in Durham, NC for the last 10+ years, averaging around 2000 miles a year. This year I’ve been trying to step things up a bit, by adding longer rides in the evening and riding the Neuse River Trail once a week.
I came upon the Neuse River Greenway through the Trailfinder App when I started looking for a longer paved trail than the American Tobacco Trail. The ATT is 30 miles round trip on pavement, while the Neuse River Trail is 66 miles round trip. An added bonus is that it only crosses one road for the full 66 miles. As of mid-October I’ve clocked over 2700 miles and hope to hit 3500 before year end. I keep track of the miles because it motivates me to ride, especially on the cold and dark days that will soon be upon us.