Cycle Tours In New York
The New York city is home to some fascinating bike tours, with a range of topics explored — everything from Brooklyn’s brewing history to an overview of movies shot in Central Park. Take one of two-wheel tours to help get your brain and blood pumping as you take in the city. With a growing network of bike lanes and the ever-expanding Citi Bike program, Gotham is becoming ever more cycle-friendly.
Get a well-deserved break from the bustle of the city while still working hard—working those glutes, that is. Reward yourself for all those months of Soulcycle classes and moonlight rides in Central Park by pedaling to one of fun destinations where you can enjoy beaches, parks, gardens and good food.
The expansion of New York’s network of bike paths and bike lanes has made the city a much safer and more pleasant place to ride. However, there are still plenty of dangers on the road. If you’re uncomfortable cycling with traffic, try these car-free routes in parks and greenways around NYC. Discover Central Park on two wheels! Visit attractions such as Belvedere Castle, Wollman Rink, Gapstow Bridge, Conservatory Garden, Shakespeare Garden, the Loeb Boathouse and more.
Free Tours by Foot is proud to offer various New York bike tours, including tours of Manhattan and Brooklyn, including Central Park and Lower Manhattan and the Brooklyn Bridge. The most popular tour is Central Park Bike Tour, a 6 mile (10 km) ride through the entire park, with many stops for memorable photographs and to learn about this remarkable oasis.
If you don’t have a bike then no worries the tours begin from partner bike shops throughout the city and renting a bike is easy and inexpensive. Don’t forget, some hotels, guest houses and bed and breakfasts offer free or inexpensive bike rentals. Also, if you have the New York Pass, you could obtain a bike at no additional cost.
When the city’s first bike-share program prepares to kick off next month, New York City will take it to the next level as a formidably bike-friendly town, to the joy of many (and chagrin of a few). And while CitiBike aims to be a commuters’ tool over a recreational one, there are plenty of long, spectacular and scenic rides in and around the city to remind you that sometimes the best part of going from point the journey itself, especially when that journey doesn’t involve spending a lot of time underground with guy.