https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Recumbent_bicycle Wikipedia has a large amount of useful information about recumbent bikes.
http://www.bicyclinglife.com/PracticalCycling/FancyBikes.htm If you think recumbent bikes are weird, this site will put you at ease. It answers many of the questions non-recumbent riders have.
Recumbent bikes and health
http://www.livestrong.com/article/97446-muscles-recumbent-bike-use/ Learn about the different muscle groups engaged through riding recumbent bikes.
http://healthyliving.azcentral.com/benefits-recumbent-bicycle-workout-5890.html Benefits of recumbent cycle workout. Benefits include an increased workout but decreased stress on joints.
http://shine365.marshfieldclinic.org/bone-joint/recumbent-bikes-a-new-cycling-craze/ Upright and recumbent bicycles have their place, but recumbent bicycles are a popular choice among physical therapists.
http://www.aarp.org/health/healthy-living/info-07-2011/recumbent-trikes.html Recumbent tricycles take some of the danger out of bicycle riding among the elderly.
http://www.bicycle-riding-for-boomers.com/recumbent-tricycles.html Once you go recumbent, you tend to stay with recumbent bikes or trikes. This blogger shares a bit about riding in groups.
Biking across America
https://www.adventurecycling.org/routes-and-maps/adventure-cycling-route-network/transamerica-trail/ Want to bike across the country? The TransAmerica Trail takes you from Astoria, Oregon to Yorktown, Virginia.
http://www.bikeacrossusa.com/bicycle-routes-usa.htm This site includes maps to bike across the country taking alternate routes. It also offers shorter options.
http://www.bicycling.com/rides/travel/10-best-car-free-bike-paths-in-the-usa Want a long trip without the dangers of other vehicles? This site highlights car-free bike paths.
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