Short Bike Rides in and around New York City Guide Book

by Phil & Wendy Harrington (The Globe Pequot Press)
Short Bike Rides in and around New York City  by Phil & Wendy Harrington

200pp/photos/maps
ISBN: 0762703334

A guide to 30 rides, 5 to 35 miles long, chosen with regard to traffic, safeness of neighborhood, scenic beauty, & historical significance; cover five boroughs & Westchester, Putnam, Rockland & Orange counties.

© Phil and Wendy Harrington/The Globe Pequot Press. All Rights Reserved.

Trails from the "Short Bike Rides in and around New York City" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 30.
... Preview: On this ride you will pass through Harrington Park as well as a number of other "bedroom communities" to New York City. Begin at the Harrington Park Public Library and Municipal Center on Harriot Ave ... From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in and around New York City"
Harrington Park, NJ - Road Biking - Trail Length: 14
... Preview: The Hudson River offers a beautiful backdrop for this, the most challenging ride within the five boroughs. On one hand, the ride passes through an elegant college campus, a wonderful environmental an ... From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in and around New York City"
New York, NY - Road Biking - Trail Length: 7
... Preview: The Bronx presents some unusual challenges to city cyclists. In this borough of social contrasts, you will find ghetto and grandeur only a few miles apart. Some of the roads are pitted with holes th ... From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in and around New York City"
New York, NY - Road Biking - Trail Length: 14
... Preview: Ambitious plans are underfoot to create a "greenway" of hiking and biking trails that will extend for 40 miles, from the Atlantic Ocean at Coney Island in Brooklyn to the beginning of Long Island Soun ... From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in and around New York City"
New York, NY - Road Biking - Trail Length: 22
... Preview: Although the panhandle of southwestern Connecticut continues to develop as a series of bedroom communities for Manhattan executives, the towns have never lost their countrylike charm. Darien is one s ... From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in and around New York City"
Darien, CT - Road Biking - Trail Length: 14
... Preview: The Sound Cyclists Bicycle Club holds weekend club rides throughout the year as well as several after-work rides during the summer. Each Tuesday evening during the summer months, they follow the route ... From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in and around New York City"
Bridgeport, CT - Road Biking - Trail Length: 23
... Preview: For many New Yorkers Greenwich, Connecticut acts as the gateway to New England. Greenwich offers an exquisite backdrop for many cycling adventures through the countryside. Here we offer just one pos ... From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in and around New York City"
Greenwich, CT - Road Biking - Trail Length: 21
... Preview: The roads of northern New Canaan will challenge even the most seasoned cyclist. The flattest terrain is found along three north-south ridges, while east-west roads offer many ups and downs as they con ... From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in and around New York City"
New Canaan, CT - Road Biking - Trail Length: 9
... Preview: Step back in time to the Manhattan of the nineteenth century. Far down on the Lower East Side, life centers around the city's seaport, the heart of worldwide trade and commerce. Here, ships heavily ... From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in and around New York City"
New York, NY - Road Biking - Trail Length: 8
... Preview: Manhattan's furthest reaches often go ignored by tourists and visitors, who instead stay to the south of an artificial boundary, Central Park. And while some of the areas north of the park do not off ... From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in and around New York City"
New York, NY - Road Biking - Trail Length: 14
... Preview: Today, many of the park roads are shared among pedestrians, horses, in-line skaters, bicyclists, and cars, creating quite a hectic scene at times. Happily, the park roads are closed to automobiles fr ... From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in and around New York City"
New York, NY - Road Biking - Trail Length: 7
... Preview: Although this is one of the nation's most hectic areas five days a week, the concrete canyons of Manhattan's financial district take on the eerie emptiness of a ghost town on weekend and holiday morni ... From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in and around New York City"
New York, NY - Road Biking - Trail Length: 5
... Preview: Northwestern New Jersey, nicknamed the Skylands, offers some of the finest (and hilliest) cycling terrain in the tristate region. Dominating the area is the state's largest body of water, Lake Hopatc ... From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in and around New York City"
Landing, NJ - Road Biking - Trail Length: 16
... Preview: The Long Island Railroad does offer a convenient starting point. Park at the Massapaqua railroad station, an ideal place to disembark. Look for the Bethpage Bikeway signs beyond the station's easter ... From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in and around New York City"
Massapequa, NY - Road Biking - Trail Length: 26
... Preview: This ride takes cyclists through pastureland and woodland, touching a bit of American history along the way. Goshen, founded in 1714, has been the county seat since 1727. The pride that Goshen takes ... From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in and around New York City"
Goshen, NY - Road Biking - Trail Length: 22
... Preview: In many ways, residents of Orange County have the best of both worlds. On one hand, they bask in beautiful rural surroundings of farms, pastures, and small towns. On the other, they enjoy easy acces ... From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in and around New York City"
Monroe, NY - Road Biking - Trail Length: 16
... Preview: If your are looking for a real cycling challenge, you'll find it here in Putnam County. This is an extremely difficult ride, and should be attempted only by experienced riders; it is not for the casu ... From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in and around New York City"
Kent Cliffs, NY - Road Biking - Trail Length: 35
... Preview: The Jamaica Bay portion of the Gateway National Recreation Area, comprises the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, Jacob Riis Park, Fort Tilden Park, Breezy Point Park, and Floyd Bennett Field. All can be v ... From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in and around New York City"
New York, NY - Road Biking - Trail Length: 20
... Preview: The Brooklyn-Queens Greenway is the ambitious plan of the Neighborhood Open Space Coalition to link thirteen city parks with a series of hiking and biking trails. On this ride you will travel either ... From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in and around New York City"
New York, NY - Road Biking - Trail Length: 22
... Preview: The Hudson River is considered one of the most beautiful rivers in the country, it not the world. Touring its banks by bicycle offers some outstanding scenery and some spectacular challenges. Begin ... From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in and around New York City"
Congers, NY - Road Biking - Trail Length: 26