Spring and Summer in New York – on a Bike
Spring in New York, on a Bike. Why ? Some would say, Why not?
The speed in which you can get around is awesome. But take good care of yourself. If you have not been riding a bike before, or it just was a long time ago, we suggest you practice at home before you go. Better safe than sorry! You can either rent a bike from the many places that rent out bikes, or make use of the Citi Bike, with 100’s of locations all over the city. You buy passes. See here, what may suit you best. Whatever your choice, it is much more fun than taking the train or sitting on a bus, or the walking
Remember a water bottle…The energy and the atmosphere you will breath have really little to compare to other places NYC will surprise you for the strong wind coming from north or from the Ocean and channelled along its avenues. A relief for pollution. In fact, you won’t really feel pollution and traffic smog, for these reasons.
Just imagine riding your bike in Central Park, the huge lung of The Big Apple. You get to see more of the park, at a fair speed, enjoying the ride, the many many ponds, and most importantly of all, all the other happy people strolling through the park. Or what about the big Bike New York event, that takes place the first Sunday in May, where more than 32,000 cyclists take over the streets. 42 miles in total is the race, and it takes the cyclists through the 5 boroughs of New York City, across the world famous Brooklyn Bridge.
What a grand opportunity to see the beautiful city, get some exercise, and just be with other, happy cyclists from all over the world. Staten Island, Manhattan, Queens, Bronx, Brooklyn, the long suspension bridge Verrazano Bridge. We could name lots more. All yours for a day. Standard registration fees are $100 plus a fee. REMEMBER to wear a helmet. Your brain is soft, and there are no spare parts!
Registration for the 40th anniversary is closed, but you can still ride with some of the event’s charity partners. Look for more here.
Should a big event like the Bike New York not be of interest, we suggest, you find maps of New York, specifically made for cyclists, to make the most of your trip. Whatever your needs are, there is a bike for you. You can always call ahead to your hotel and ask them for their recommendation. But, do some researching on the web yourself. After all, it is your vacation. If you want to know more about bike shope, the best bike routes, or perhaps other cycling events, we suggest you visit this site. Bring a Camera Phone – See our article on Best Camera Phones in 2017.