Best Bike Rides New York City Guide Book

by Mary Staub (Falcon Guides)
Best Bike Rides New York City  by Mary Staub

323pp/guides/maps
ISBN: 9780762784455

This book is geared toward anyone interested in exploring all that the city has to offer via bike. The rides were designed to cover the city’s best cycling spots and to explore distinct neighborhood landscapes. The aim was to cater to recreational riders looking to expand their cycling repertoire and also to serve urban explorers looking to get to hidden corners of New York City. Lovers of green spaces, waterfronts, scenic views, cultural sites, historic roots, and more should all find multiple routes that speak to them in this book. Recreational riders of almost any level can complete these rides, and no high- tech cycling gear is needed, just common sense, sound health, and a properly equipped, well- functioning bicycle.

© 2014 Mary Staub/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Trails from the "Best Bike Rides New York City" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 40.
... Preview: This bike route leads you from the pulsating southern Bronx to the calm of the Bronx’s more exclusive northern neighborhoods of Fieldston and Riverdale. You’ll shoot north along multiple miles of on-r ... From the guidebook "Best Bike Rides New York City"
Bronx, NY - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 19.6
... Preview: This great escape from New York City begins with a car- free voyage high above the Hudson River along the George Washington Bridge, where superb views extend far north and south. The ride continues ... From the guidebook "Best Bike Rides New York City"
Harlem, NY - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 21.7
... Preview: This journey travels along more than 9 miles of the Bronx’s extensive grid of car- free greenways, which connect park spaces throughout the borough. Cutting through Van Cortlandt Park, you’ll cycle pa ... From the guidebook "Best Bike Rides New York City"
Bronx, NY - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 9.7
... Preview: This route leads past Staten Island’s prime coastal defense bastion of Fort Wadsworth, where fortification remnants stand tall beside the towering Verrazano- Narrows Bridge. You’ll then cycle along th ... From the guidebook "Best Bike Rides New York City"
Staten Island, NY - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 14.4
... Preview: This route traverses the East River via its two southernmost bridges and visits the downtown areas of the two boroughs they connect—Manhattan and Brooklyn. You’ll pass Brooklyn’s Fulton Ferry Landing, ... From the guidebook "Best Bike Rides New York City"
Williamsburg, NY - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 13
... Preview: This route leads through Brooklyn Bridge Park to the waterfront neighborhood of Red Hook, surrounded by water on three sides. Bustling with longshoremen and dockworkers from the 1850s to 1950s, the ne ... From the guidebook "Best Bike Rides New York City"
Williamsburg, NY - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 7.5
... Preview: From Central Park’s bustling main gateway at Grand Army Plaza, this tranquil ride leads along car- free park drives through the 840 acres that make up Central Park, the city’s fifth- largest park syst ... From the guidebook "Best Bike Rides New York City"
Manhattan, NY - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 7.1
... Preview: This ride journeys along the nation’s oldest bike path, leading you from the greens of Prospect Park to the blues of the Atlantic Ocean at Coney Island. The protected greenway passes through the diver ... From the guidebook "Best Bike Rides New York City"
Brooklyn, NY - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 18.7
... Preview: Several days a week, Union Square, at the starting point of your journey, hosts one of the city’s largest farmers’ markets, where regional farmers peddle produce much like earlier settlers did via pus ... From the guidebook "Best Bike Rides New York City"
Manhattan, NY - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 7.3
... Preview: This route leads you from Brooklyn College via Marine Park to historic Floyd Bennett Field, the city’s first municipal airport. Today, the decommissioned airport serves as helicopter base and an array ... From the guidebook "Best Bike Rides New York City"
New York City, NY - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 16.4
... Preview: Flushing Meadows Corona Park encompasses almost 900 acres of sprawling lawns, ball fields, a placid lake, and more. This leisurely route leads along tree-covered park alleés and lakeside paths and pas ... From the guidebook "Best Bike Rides New York City"
Queens, NY - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 10.1
... Preview: This route leads from Fort Greene Park through the historic neighborhood of Fort Greene, known for being more diverse than most New York communities. One of Fort Greene’s most celebrated cultural icon ... From the guidebook "Best Bike Rides New York City"
Williamsburg, NY - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 7.5
... Preview: Forest Park comprises 540 acres of woodlands, wetlands, and outdoor recreational terrain. This route leads through the park’s peaceful pine grove, amongst majestic oaks, and over softly rolling forest ... From the guidebook "Best Bike Rides New York City"
Queens, NY - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 8
... Preview: This tranquil ride on car-free Governors Island takes you past historic forts, nineteenth- century buildings, arts enclaves, and sprawling lawns that offer a welcome respite from the hectic nature of ... From the guidebook "Best Bike Rides New York City"
Williamsburg, NY - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 4
... Preview: This ride leads through residential neighborhoods with a suburban feeling to the Staten Island Greenbelt, 2,800 acres of interconnected natural and sculpted green spaces. Along the way, stop off at th ... From the guidebook "Best Bike Rides New York City"
Staten Island, NY - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 23.9
... Preview: This tour gives you unique perspectives of the city’s harbor life—first from afar and then from up close. You’ll cycle through the southwest Brooklyn communities of Sunset Park and Bay Ridge to visit ... From the guidebook "Best Bike Rides New York City"
Brooklyn, NY - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 19.3
... Preview: Founded in the seventeenth century by Dutch farmers, Harlem became a nexus of cultural awakening during the Harlem Renaissance in the 1920s. From the Apollo Theater and Sugar Hill, to Striver’s Row ... From the guidebook "Best Bike Rides New York City"
Harlem, NY - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 11.1
... Preview: Jamaica Bay is part of the 26,000-acre Gateway National Recreation Area and one of the most important wildlife refuges in the country, encompassing natural habitats that range from bay waters to salt ... From the guidebook "Best Bike Rides New York City"
Brooklyn, NY - Road Biking - Trail Length: 20.7
... Preview: This ride travels along riverfront promenades in Manhattan and New Jersey, offering splendid views of the water and the city skyline along the way. It leads to Liberty State Park, south of Jersey City ... From the guidebook "Best Bike Rides New York City"
Harlem, NY - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 28.7
... Preview: This route runs through iconic Brooklyn historic districts, framed by tree- lined roads and stately brownstones, making it a pleasing ride even if you don’t marvel at the (past) presence of the writer ... From the guidebook "Best Bike Rides New York City"
Williamsburg, NY - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 12.8