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Biking Adventures for Exploring New York City

8 Bike Ride Adventures to Explore New York Gity Distance Difficulty Nature Beach History Food Thrill-seeking Art Shopping Sightseeing Recreation Prospect Park to Coney Island Prospect Park EAST FLATBUSH » 5.5 miles ST. GEORGE Easy Nathan's Famous Grab a famous Nathan's hot dog Interests: DYKER HEIGHTS on the boardwalk! Begin surrounded by forest and end enjoying the ocean breeze. You will ride the length of the Ocean Parkway Coastal Greenway, America's first bike path (established in 1894). Cylone Rollercoaster Catch incredible views of the city while screaming your heart out! New York Aquarium Check out the oldest continually operated aquarium in the United States! Highbridge Park Mountain Bike Trail and Fort Tryon Park The Cloisters A branch of the Metropolitan Museum of Art devoted to medieval art and architecture INWOOD Distance: Variable Difficulty: Challenging New Leaf Enjoy American food with terrace views. Highbridge Park Mountain Bike Trail Interests: For challenge and excitement, check out the free-ride trail and speedway trail for bumps, drops, and inclines. Then, bike over to the lush, flah Inspiration Point majestic sanctuary of Fort Tryon Park, the city's largest public garden. Grecian shelter that provides vistas of the Hudson, New Jersey Palisades, and George Washington Bridge. Gentral Park Bike Loop Maoz Vegetarian Quick Middle Eastern food to fuel your ride. North Woods Considered "the Adirondacks of Manhattan" and the most peaceful area of Central Park; park your bike and go for a hike or bird-watch. O 6.1 miles to Moderate Belvedere Castle Whimsical faux castle that offers views of the park and cityscape; nearby lawns make a great picnic spot. UPPER Interests: WEST SIDE danho On the quintessential NYC bike ride, you will see fields, flowers, wildlife, architecture, statues, and bodies of water. Strawberry Fields Tranquil memorial to John Lennon and a designated quiet zone in the park. You can make a picnic outing out of it. O Governors Island Governors Island O> 2.1 miles Hammock Grove Relax on one of the 50 red hammocks after your bike ride. Easy Interests: This car-free oasis offers cycling, culture, play, and sports. It's a dynamic venue for art installations and performances. Enjoy a waterfront view of the Statue of Liberty and lower Manhattan skyline. The Statue of Liberty Enjoy a picnic at Governors Island Picnic Point with views of the Statue of Liberty. COLUMBIA STREET WATERFRONT DISTRICT Bike Into Brooklyn: Manhattan Bridge to Williamsburg marveling at the salvaged décor. Vinegar Hill House Enjoy a wholesome, seasonal meal in the garden while DONNA Refreshing place to grab a craft cocktail and taco while admiring the plants. TRIBECA 6 miles LOWER EAST SIDE Co Moderate Manhattan Bridge Interests: After crossing the Manhattan Bridge into downtown Brooklyn, DUMBO Explore DUMBO's thriving performance, gallery, and shopping scene. Converted warehouses and cobblestone streets make it an eccentric delight. explore along the waterfront into Williamsburg and over the Williamsburg Bridge Jacques Torres Chocolate & Ice Cream Refuel with artisan chocolates, cookies, hot chocolate, and ice cream sandwiches. back into Manhattan. Brooklyn is wonderful to explore by bike! Pier 84 New York Botanical Garden You will pass through the New York Botanical Garden, a 250-acre treasure that protects more than a million living plants. to Gity Island WILLIAMSBRIDGE O 18 miles Moderate Interests: Sammy's Fish Box World-famous seafood spot with big portions and cocktails. City Island is a quiet fishing village that offers antique shops, Victorian mansions, Bronx Zoo This route also passes by the Bronx Zoo, one of the largest zoos in the United States by area. 30 restaurants, a nautical museum, and bird-watching. Pelham Bay Park With so much to do and see in New York City's largest park, it's worth a trip all on its own! ΜΑΝHAΤΤΑΝ QUEENS Jamaica Bay Greenway Thai Rock Grab a cocktail, enjoy live music, and admire scenic views at this upscale Thai restaurant. Jamaica Bay This 18,000-acre wetland estuary hosts more than 325 species of birds, 50 species of butterflies, and 100 species of fish! EAST NEW YORK O 19 miles t Challenging AIRPORT Interests: This loop unites Jamaica Bay, Brooklyn, and Queens, offering plenty of opportunities for nature and culture excursions Rockaway Beach A popular destination for swimming, surfing, and other water sports. along the way. Hudson River Greenway The Sisyphus Stones Mysterious public art installation of metamorphic rock that is constantly being toppled and shifted by locals and visitors. O 11 miles Easy F HARLEM Interests: Hippo Playground This ride offers bustling neighborhoods, playgrounds, meandering forest paths, art Hudson River Greenway ΜΑΝΗATΤΑΝ Boat Basin Cafe Casual outdoor cafe that overlooks the river. installations, stunning cityscapes, and more. RENTAL BIKE CENTRAL Sources: | www.centralparkbikerental.nyc | www.centralparknyc.org | www.govisland.com www.nycgovparks.org

Biking Adventures for Exploring New York City

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See NYC in a totally new way: up close and personal while exercising and pedaling by iconic sites! These 8 different bike trails through the city bring you by some of the most beautiful views and vist...

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