Bike Month NYC is the annual celebration of bicycling in New York City. Each year the Department of Transportation and Transportation Alternatives team up to bring you Bike Month NYC, a city wide campaign to promote the joys of cycling in New York City.
In honor of Bike Month, I thought I would list some of my favorite places to bike here in the city!
ACROSS THE BROOKLYN BRIDGE
Love this ride! It’s one of my favorite views on the Big Apple. When on the Brooklyn side, be sure to stop in at Grimaldi’s Pizza for the PERFECT slice. Take a moment to hop off your two wheels and take in the amazing views of Lower Manhattan, Governors Island, Ellis Island, and the Statue of Liberty.
Manhattan Entrance: Enter at Park Row and Centre Street, across from City Hall Park, east of City Hall. Be sure to stay on the pedestrian side (south side). Subway: 4/5/6 to Brooklyn Bridge/City Hall or J/M/Z to Chambers St.
Brooklyn entrance: Enter the stairs on Cadman Plaza East and Prospect Street or a ramp entrance on Johnson and Adams Streets. Trains: A train to High Street
Check out this video of the ride by @nycbikemaps
SHORE ROAD IN BAY RIDGE, BROOKLN
This is my neighborhood and a favorite ride for yours truly. Manhattan gets all the buzz, but being born and raised in good ol’ BK, I have to tell you that we have a ton to offer on this side of the river! Here is a simple ride with gorgeous views of the Verrazano-Narrows bridge. Start the day with a picnic at Owl’s Head Park and stay along the Shore Road bike path as seen on this bike map!
BIKING IN CENTRAL PARK
Nothing says New York like a bike ride through one of the greatest parks in the world, Central Park! Rent a bike from the kiosk at The Boathouse New York and begin to explore all that this NYC oasis has to offer. Ig you want to take the guided route, check out Central Park Bike Tours and let a professional show you the ins and outs of the park.