For scooter enthusiasts, there are few things more enjoyable than finding the perfect park in which to spend a day riding and enjoying the sensation of being outdoors. Many cities are full of a number of different types of parks, from parks geared toward children to dog parks to skate parks, which often have ramps and other features that make them ideal for riding. Many of these types of parks allow scooter riding, but some do not. What, then, is the best way to find a park that is suitable for riding in?
Search Your City’s Skate Parks Online
Many skate parks allow for riders of all types to enjoy the ramps and other resources they provide. Begin with an online search for skate parks in your area. See if there is an overview written about the park that explains the park’s rules and whether any activities are prohibited. Also note whether there are any forums about the park, where users can comment about the park and see if any other scooter riders have commented about the park and whether they were able to ride there.
Visit a Park That Allows Cycling or Skateboarding
If you have been unable to find any information online about whether scooter riding is allowed at a certain site, seek out sites where cycling or skating is allowed. These parks will often have cement paths for riding on and may very well be ideal for scooter riding. Visit with your scooter and see if there are any other riders out on scooters. If you don’t see anyone, check and see if there is a park services employee working, who may be able to inform you as to whether scooter riding is allowed, and, if it is not, whether there are any parks nearby that are suitable for scooter riding.
Talk To Other Riders
The best resource available to you when it comes to gaining insight about the scooter riding community may very well be other scooter riders. If you notice other people in your town or neighborhood riding a scooter, stop them and ask where their favorite place to ride is. Even someone who is not on a scooter per se, such as a cyclist may be very familiar with local parks and roads and able to offer some tips on the best places to take your scooter for a spin.
Hit The Beach
If you’re looking to get out of town and want to find a scooter friendly destination, consider heading towards the ocean. Many beaches have pathways that are perfect for outdoor sports of all kinds, from bike riding to rollerblading to jogging. List a few beach towns you may have in mind and search online for information about whether other tourists have had a good experience riding there. You may also be able to get some great tips on where the best water adjacent paths are, and exactly what types of distances and trails you can look forward to covering on your scooter!