The cycling guides at Central Park Bike Tours shepherd customers through the Big Apple?s lively core during informative tours and rent out bikes so explorers can discover the city at their own pace. The fleet of 2014 Trek Allant 7 that make up the rental bikes are well maintained for maximum safety and comfort, and rentals are available for a variety of durations. Multilingual guides ferry tourists past Manhattan's and Brooklyn?s storied sights, such as Central Park, Times Square, Greenwich Village, Little Italy, and the location where former mayor Ed Koch was famously encased in ice. A photo tour focuses on scenic locales as shutterbugs artistically document their surroundings.
Leading more than 30 bike tours across the nation, the cycling enthusiasts at Bike and Roll fuel a passion for healthy, eco-friendly transportation via guided tours and self-guided rides atop rental bikes. Their fleet of two-wheelers stakes a claim to Trek bicycles—the same brand that propelled Lance Armstrong to victory—and other recreation, transportation, road, and children's bikes. Riders can pedal behind a guide during the Ride 'Round Manhattan tour, which circles the Statue of Liberty and the Ulysses S. Grant Memorial before cruising along the Harlem River bike path. More adventurous cyclists can board rental cycles on their own and confer with free maps to conduct a jaunt across the Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges while drinking in the skyline and making Waldo spottings along the river. Bike and Roll also outfits patrons with other specialty transportation, such as in-line skates, segways, and magic carpets programmed to swing past the tops of only historic buildings.:m]]
From its outpost in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn, We Cycle NYC sets cyclists off on two-wheeled adventures throughout the parks, paths, and streets of New York City and its surrounding boroughs. Once customers have settled astride a bike or balanced their favorite cactus on the back of a two-person tandem, they set off for hourly or daily rides, in full control of their pedaled conveyance until the scheduled return time. Each rental comes equipped with one wheel lock and one chain lock to safeguard the bike when it's not in motion, and customers can watch a brief video at the time of rental to ensure proper use.
We Cycle NYC encourages civic exploration underscored by an environmentally conscious mission, augmenting the benefits of sightseeing and exercise with a more viable mode of transportation. The company doesn't just preach green living—it also recycles all the cardboard, metal, and waste it produces and strives to minimize its use of packaging material by encasing all products in delicious cotton candy.
Sara Connolly—who boasts 10 years’ experience working as a personal trainer and fitness coach—founded Sessions Fitness to make accessible routines that meet the needs of any fitness level. Today, her clients keep in shape with personal-training sessions, moms’ and kids’ programs, and a spread of classes in her spinning and yoga studios or on muscle-building The Rack equipment. In the spinning workouts, rows of high-tech stationary bicycles span dark hardwood floors and mirrors line one wall, encouraging spinners to pedal even harder due to the jabberwocky on the other side of the looking glass. Connolly has long been committed to improving children's well-being, which is why her studio sponsors N.E.E.D.S., a nonprofit organization dedicated to fighting childhood obesity.
A Brooklyn fixture since the early 1980s, Mr. C's Bicycles attracts enthusiasts of all stripes to its two-story, Seventh Avenue bike boutique. Professional bike fitters Carlos Valentino and Alessandro Matteucci maintain a fitting studio where they measure cyclists and analyze results to match them with their ideal handle-barred steed from manufacturers such as Cannondale, Trek, and Schwinn. The shop's daily crop of visitors can turn up serious cyclists training for the Tour de France as well as tourists renting bikes for a unique way to tour the boroughs or train to drive the family back home to Topeka in a rickshaw.
Any good gym blurs the line between exercise and fun. But at BK Cycle, one might confuse working out with going to a club. Energetic music plays during all classes, which take place from early morning to late evening. As the beats echo throughout the room, enthusiastic teachers pump up students to pedal faster and harder on their stationary bikes. The exuberant exercise gives an intense cardiovascular workout and helps burn calories more effectively than throwing a Big Mac into a bonfire.