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NYC Bike Rides


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Nothing gets me more excited about summer cycling than bike touring. I still have yet to make my rounds on routes throughout NYC but I've asked a couple of friends who ride here about their favorite paths and tips for the ride. Below are just a few routes to share and some stops to check out along the way.

Brooklyn Bridge
 Ride across Brooklyn Bridge from Manhattan to Dumbo. 
Tip: Stop for a picnic in Brooklyn Bridge Park. You can also make plans for an evening ride and watch outdoor movies there. 
Here's a map of a sample ride.

The 6.1-mile loop through Central Park, treelined and often free of cars.  
Here's a map of the loop.

The Hudson River Greenway.
 Ride the waterfront path all the way from Battery Park to the Little Red Lighthouse.
Tip: Ride to Battery Park City. It has views of the Statue of Liberty and sailboats on the Hudson River.  In a few places—downtown, midtown and uptown—you can grab some bites to eat and cool off. Here's a map of the bike path around Manhattan.

Wondering how to plan a bike tour? Check out a post I did on D.I.Y Bike Tour Planning.
I'd love to hear about your experiences and tips. Anyone have any suggestions about Brooklyn?

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