I like the idea of urban bicycling for recreation. Why put your bicycle in your car when you can start your journey and adventure from your doorstep? Nature trails are nice, but urban alleys and hidden streets are really nice and interesting too. Plus it's much less stressful to leave from your doorstep rather than load everything up in your car. Explore the town, say hello to people you pass on the street, slip down to the Arkansas River trail, ride through the Union Historic District, stop for a cup of coffee, visit the Nature Center or the library, check out the new Minnequa Lake trails, make a fun, interesting and healthy day out of your ride, and you don't even have to get in your car.