The best cities to bike in for 2023 include San Francisco, Berkeley, Davis

What are the most cyclist-friendly cities in America – where the bike lanes are protected, the intersections are safe and greenways stretch far into the horizon?

Look no further than the Bay Area, according to a new ranking of 2023’s Best Places to Bike by the Boulder-based advocacy group PeopleForBikes. Out of nearly 1,500 cities in the US, San Francisco takes second place for the most cyclist-amenable major city, falling behind only to Minneapolis. And Berkeley comes in third place for medium-sized cities — behind second place’s Ankeny, Iowa, and first-place winner Davis up in Yolo County (one could expect as much from the home of the US Bicycling Hall of Fame).