Exploring New York City by bicycle is exhilarating, convenient, and a great workout. It can also be intimidating, even if you’ve been riding for years, and especially if you’re a newbie. But regardless of skill level, some thing are paramount for cyclists: smooth pavement, no cars, and a scenic view.
Luckily, there are plenty of routes in the city that fit the bill, and will let you see the concrete jungle from a new perspective. (And thanks to bike-sharing it’s easier than ever to try it out without having your own two wheels.) Whether you are looking to hone your skills or simply see the sights, the list below has something for everyone—one in every borough.
If you’re just getting started, a few tips: Familiarize yourself with the city’s safety initiatives and bicycle laws. While cyclists aren’t legally required to wear helmets, you should do it anyway; there are free bike helmet giveaways and fittings throughout the season.
Don’t know how to ride, but really want to learn? Check out Bike New York’s free classes and workshops throughout the city.Read More