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Old 03-21-2015, 09:29 PM
 
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I'm looking for a good biking trail that will be good for two adults with a child tailor on one of our bikes i heard of American tobacco trail is there any others?
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Old 03-21-2015, 10:15 PM
 
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Neuse River Trail
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Old 03-22-2015, 09:19 AM
 
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I second the neuse river trail. We hit it almost every weekend. My six year old can tackle around 20 miles (with snack/water stops)...so it's not too tough. I also have my four year on in a trailer behind my bike or on a tag-a-long.
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Old 03-22-2015, 09:24 AM
 
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Plus the added benefit of not being stabbed, raped, or both as the ATT is known for.
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Old 03-22-2015, 09:53 AM
 
Location: Raleigh N.C
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The Raleigh greenway. Between Raleigh Blvd and Lassiter Mill Road is cool. I think most kids love it. Lots of scenery. Bridges and tunnels. Not too many killer hills. Also there are a few places you can stop in an emergency(bathroom break). Also you can continue on all the way to Crabtree if you like. Lots of fun for kids of all sizes and ages. Including middle aged kids,like me. Don't forget to stop at the Lassiter Mill Dam. A very cool place. About half way to Crabtree.

http://raleighnature.com/category/raleigh-mills/

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Old 03-22-2015, 10:59 AM
 
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The Raleigh greenway. Between Raleigh Blvd and Lassiter Mill Road is cool. I think most kids love it. Lots of scenery. Bridges and tunnels. Not too many killer hills. Also there are a few places you can stop in an emergency(bathroom break). Also you can continue on all the way to Crabtree if you like. Lots of fun for kids of all sizes and ages. Including middle aged kids,like me. Don't forget to stop at the Lassiter Mill Dam. A very cool place. About half way to Crabtree.

Raleigh mills | Raleigh Nature
Lots of good answers. ATT, NRT, and this. THis particular one is probably the least boring for kids. YOu start in/near town, and go over a huge swamp, lots of wooden bridges, and cool places, and if you go to Lassiter Mill Park, you can stop at the water. On the way back, you can take a short detour (consult your maps) and grab a bite at Mami Noras Chicken, or load up and go into Downtown.

ATT is 100% safe on a beautiful weekend day. I have to assume you won't be going at dusk on a weekday. When it's nice out on a weekend, it is PACKED, and totally safe. A great ride is actually starting at Fayettevill street across from Southpoint (small lot in front of Kroger) all the way into Durham for lunch. A little hilly, but at a railroad grade, so it's not bad.

But again, all of the options listed above are great

Couple things to make it go better:
1. Don't start or end on a long uphill
2. Quick discussion about staying to the right, and watching out for others, and all that. (Not to sound preachy, it really makes it better for your kids, as they avoid surprises.)
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Old 03-22-2015, 12:07 PM
 
Location: Raleigh
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I'm looking for a good biking trail that will be good for two adults with a child tailor on one of our bikes i heard of American tobacco trail is there any others?
Most bike trails are closed during to winter so check first!

TriangleMTB.com, your source for mountain biking in Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill

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Old 03-22-2015, 01:41 PM
 
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ATT is safe always see families riding and that's coming from both ways, since my starting point is bond park in Cary and I don't turn around until getting to downtown Durham. Neuse River Trail is nice though, and there are lots of spots where you can chill on a rock in the middle of the river, or take a little break near falls lake dam.
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Old 03-22-2015, 02:26 PM
 
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ATT is safe always see families riding and that's coming from both ways, since my starting point is bond park in Cary and I don't turn around until getting to downtown Durham. Neuse River Trail is nice though, and there are lots of spots where you can chill on a rock in the middle of the river, or take a little break near falls lake dam.
Apology for the thread-jack, but I do the same all the time. I left from my house in Highlands last Sunday to DT Durham for beers and lunch at the Federal. It's been said before, but we should get a two-wheeled meetup from Cary to somewhere....
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