Best Road Biking in New York

This list represents the most popular road biking in New York. Use this list to plan your next New York road biking trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.

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#1. Bethpage State Park - Massapequa Preserve Bike Path


This path runs from the middle of the Island in Bethpage to the south shore village of Massapequa, paralleling the southern section of the Nassau-Suffolk Greenbelt Trail. Despite the fact that it is i…
From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides on Long Island"
Massapequa, NY - Road Biking - 8 miles Best Trail in ny - Click to view allBestRoad Biking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#2. Jones Beach Bike Path


This is the premier bike path on Long Island. It runs south from Merrick Road for 5 miles on islands and over channels of the bays that separate the barrier beach from Long Island proper, and it provi…
From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides on Long Island"
Seaford, NY - Road Biking - 7 miles Best Trail in ny - Click to view allBestRoad Biking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#3. Nassau County, Long Island: Bethpage Bikeway and Beyond


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 - 26 miles
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#4. Greenport - Orient Point


This ride explores the eastern tip of Long Island's north fork from Greenport to Orient Point. It runs on a narrow peninsula never more than 1.5 miles wide. At points, only a few hundred feet of sandy…
From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides on Long Island"
Greenport, NY - Road Biking - 21 miles
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#5. Rockland County, New York: Hudson River Loop


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 - 26 miles
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#6. Eisenhower Park


Eisenhower is a large Nassau County Park, most of which is devoted to golfing. The southwest section, however, contains a variety of recreation facilities, including a complex web of pedestrian and bi…
From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides on Long Island"
Meadowbrook, NY - Road Biking - 5 miles
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#7. Sunken Meadow State Park


This is a relatively short but challenging ride through a very scenic area that provides opportunities for a variety of bicycling experiences. It includes segments through wooded hills and a section a…
From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides on Long Island"
Smithtown, NY - Road Biking - 2 miles
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#8. A Taste of New England Challenge


This ride is a tour of places reminiscent of New England. In fact, some of it is technically in New England, dancing back and forth across the border. But most of it takes you through some of the hill…
From the guidebook "Best Bike Rides in New York, New Jersey, & Pennsylvania"
Bedford, NY - Road Biking - 47 miles
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#9. Bronx: Riverdale, Spuyten Duyvil, and Kingsbridge


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 - 7 miles
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#10. Lake Placid Sentinel Range Challenge


For decades, the name of Lake Placid has evoked images of the Winter Olympics. It used to be that to mention Lake Placid meant snow, but it's no longer just that. During the (albeit short but very p…
From the guidebook "Best Bike Rides in New York, New Jersey, & Pennsylvania"
Lake Placid, NY - Road Biking - 41 miles
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#11. Belmont Lake State Park


The paths in this park meander around the beautiful one-time estate of August Belmont, who raised thoroughbred horses here. It was obtained by the state in 926 and developed for use not only as the pa…
From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides on Long Island"
Massapequa, NY - Road Biking - 3 miles
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#12. Westchester County, Katonah and Croton Reservoir


In 1894 town officials were informed of a decision made by the New York City Board of Water Supply to flood most of Katonah's lowlands to create a vast reservoir. The town voted to move most of the a…
From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in and around New York City"
Katonah, NY - Road Biking - 33 miles
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#13. Valley Stream State Park


Valley Stream Park is one of the oldest of Long Island's state parks. Close to the New York City border in a densely populated area, it quickly became and remains an extremely popular facility. It is…
From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides on Long Island"
Valley Stream, NY - Road Biking - 4 miles
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#14. Putnam County, New York: The Putnam Panic!


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 - 35 miles
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#15. Glen Cove - Sea Cliff


Glen Cove dates from earliest colonial times, its first settlers appearing in the late 1600s. Because of its water access it grew as a thriving port and commercial center and became one of the major t…
From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides on Long Island"
Glen Cove, NY - Road Biking - 21 miles
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#16. Great Neck


This is a pleasant ride around the Great Neck peninsula, an area very much in demand by people who wish to remain within easy traveling distance of New York City while living in gracious suburban surr…
From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides on Long Island"
Great Neck, NY - Road Biking - 13 miles
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#17. Suffolk County, Long Island: Smithtown


Surrounding the Nissequogue River on the north shore of western Suffolk County is the village of Smithtown. Smithtown exemplifies much of modern-day Long Island - a nice blend of contemporary and his…
From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in and around New York City"
Smithtown, NY - Road Biking - 23 miles
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#18. Shelter Island


Shelter Island is a 4-by-6 mile, randomly shaped plug located between Long Island's north and south forks, almost connecting the two. It faces Peconic Bay to the west and Gardiners Bay to the east, wi…
From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides on Long Island"
Greenport, NY - Road Biking - 30 miles
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#19. Wantagh Park


Wantagh Park runs 2 miles south from Merrick Road to East Bay. It features an extensive network of walks and paths from which you can get fine views of the bay arms of Flat Creek and Johnson Creek, we…
From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides on Long Island"
Wantagh, NY - Road Biking - 5 miles
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#20. Five Towns - Long Beach


This ride encircles the inlet-strewn bays between the Five Towns area bordering New York City, Atlantic Beach, and Island Park, Oceanside, and East Rockway in southern Nassau County. There is great va…
From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides on Long Island"
Long Beach, NY - Road Biking - 20 miles
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