Best Bike Rides Long Island Guide Book

by David Streever (Falcon Guides)
Best Bike Rides Long Island  by  David Streever

289pp/guides/maps
ISBN: 9781493007363

This book explores the legends and contradictions in tandem with the roads and recreation of the area. The Hamptons may be for the rich and the famous, but they’re also a vibrant community of farmers, laborers, and restaurant workers, who love their home and persist despite a rising cost of living. The beaches are popular and crowded, but they can also be secluded, solitary, and restorative. The roads can be car-centric and congested, but Long Island is full of hundreds of miles of quiet country roads, bike lanes, off-road greenways, and dedicated bike infrastructure.

© 2017 David Streever /Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Trails from the "Best Bike Rides Long Island" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 40.
... Preview: Babylon: Ancient city-state of Mesopotamia, Rastafarian euphemism for wickedness, and a healthy, thriving Suffolk County town on the South Shore. When Nathaniel Conklin’s influential family moved to H ... From the guidebook "Best Bike Rides Long Island"
Babylon, NY - Road Biking - Trail Length: 8.0
... Preview: The hamlet of Bethpage is home to both the most popular bikeway on Long Island and the best tasting drinking water in the state, according to judges at the 2006 New York State Fair. From the guidebook "Best Bike Rides Long Island"
Woodbury, NY - Road Biking - Trail Length: 26.2
... Preview: North Sea is a quiet community on the Peconic, stretching from Sag Harbor to Southampton Town. The area is notable for its natural beauty, including the bucolic Big Fresh Pond, Wolf Swamp Sanctuary, S ... From the guidebook "Best Bike Rides Long Island"
North Sea, NY - Road Biking - Trail Length: 5.7
... Preview: Greenpoint is the northernmost neighborhood in Brooklyn. It’s bordered by Newtown Creek both north and east, the East River to the west, and Williamsburg to the south. The neighborhood is home to se ... From the guidebook "Best Bike Rides Long Island"
Brooklyn, NY - Road Biking - Trail Length: 30.6
... Preview: Cathedral Pines County Park is a 320-acre forest park located in the hamlet of Middle Island, at the headwaters of the Carmans River. One of the highlights of this park is the smell: The forest is com ... From the guidebook "Best Bike Rides Long Island"
Middle Island, NY - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 8.2
... Preview: Cunningham Park is remarkable, both for the quality of its mountain bike trails and for its location in northwest Queens. This was the first park to gain mountain bike trails in New York City, in 2007 ... From the guidebook "Best Bike Rides Long Island"
Brooklyn, NY - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 6.2
... Preview: The Town of East Hampton stretches across most of the South Fork, from Sag Harbor, a hamlet it shares with Southampton, to Montauk Point, the eastern tip of Long Island. East Hampton was a remote farm ... From the guidebook "Best Bike Rides Long Island"
East Hampton, NY - Road Biking - Trail Length: 10.7
... Preview: Once an exclusive country club, 930-acre Eisenhower Park is one of the largest public spaces in the New York metropolitan area, even larger than Central Park. Nassau County seized the land during the ... From the guidebook "Best Bike Rides Long Island"
Salisbury, NY - Road Biking - Trail Length: 2.3
... Preview: Fort Totten was built in 1862 and intended to defend the East River in tandem with Fort Schuyler, an earlier fort built in the Bronx at the mouth of the river and named after Revolutionary War hero Ph ... From the guidebook "Best Bike Rides Long Island"
Fort Totten, NY - Road Biking - Trail Length: 8.1
... Preview: The hamlet of Hauppauge is believed to derive its name from an Algonquian word meaning “sweet waters.” A high water table and plentiful natural springs support the theory. From the guidebook "Best Bike Rides Long Island"
Woodbury, NY - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 4.0
... Preview: The small city of Glen Cove, one of only two cities in Nassau County, is bordered by Long Island Sound to the north, and in every other direction by the much larger town of Oyster Bay. From the guidebook "Best Bike Rides Long Island"
Glen Cove, NY - Road Biking - Trail Length: 10.3
... Preview: Greenport Village is truly the quintessential seaside village that could serve as the model for cute shoreline towns. This tourism destination was once a haven for bootleggers, speakeasies, and smuggl ... From the guidebook "Best Bike Rides Long Island"
Greenport, NY - Road Biking - Trail Length: 20.0
... Preview: The little hamlets of Cutchogue and Peconic are full of vineyards and wineries. The area is also rich in history and natural beauty, featured prominently on the roads this route covers. Beside the Dow ... From the guidebook "Best Bike Rides Long Island"
Mattituck, NY - Road Biking - Trail Length: 16.3
... Preview: More than a dozen villages and hamlets comprise Huntington, a North Shore town with five separate harbors and miles of beaches on Long Island Sound. From the guidebook "Best Bike Rides Long Island"
Huntington, NY - Road Biking - Trail Length: 21.3
... Preview: Jamaica Bay is part of the Gateway National Recreation Area, a major urban wildlife refuge on 9,155 acres of salt marsh, upland field and woods, fresh and brackish ponds, and a massive bay full of sma ... From the guidebook "Best Bike Rides Long Island"
Brooklyn, NY - Road Biking - Trail Length: 21.2
... Preview: The Jones Beach Bike Path is a multi-use path extending from Cedar Creek Park in Wantagh to Jones Beach State Park, a beachfront park designed by Robert Moses. This barrier island park is more than 2, ... From the guidebook "Best Bike Rides Long Island"
Wantagh, NY - Road Biking - Trail Length: 17.1
... Preview: The Kings Park Psychiatric Center, built in 1885, was founded on the then novel idea that overcrowded, gloomy hospitals were not conducive to recovery. The State of New York operated this hospital as ... From the guidebook "Best Bike Rides Long Island"
Northport, NY - Road Biking - Trail Length: 22.4
... Preview: Long Beach, nicknamed The City by the Sea, is on the westernmost barrier island on the South Shore. The city is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the south and Reynolds Channel along the other three c ... From the guidebook "Best Bike Rides Long Island"
Long Island City, NY - Road Biking - Trail Length: 6.5
... Preview: Manhasset Bay separates Cow Neck and Great Neck, two large peninsulas containing more than a dozen North Hempstead villages and hamlets. On the eastern border of Queens, and well served by the Long Is ... From the guidebook "Best Bike Rides Long Island"
Manhasset, NY - Road Biking - Trail Length: 25.5
... Preview: Proudly referred to as the AntiHamptons by at least one local, via her civic boosting Twitter account, the little village of Mastic Beach is situated on a peninsula in gorgeous Moriches Bay. From the guidebook "Best Bike Rides Long Island"
Montauk, NY - Road Biking - Trail Length: 13.3