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]]
Variety is the name of the game at Bike and Roll New York City. Their staff sets out to enhance the way visitors and residents alike experience the city with a wide range of tours and services. The company's guided bike tours enable riders to join with fellow explorers and follow a knowledgeable guide to scenic destinations, such as Central Park, the Brooklyn Bridge, Battery Park, and the 9/11 Memorial. For more relaxed exploration, riders can mount a segway and travel through Liberty State Park during 1.5-hour excursions that present stunning views of the skyline and Statue of Liberty. Riders can also rent bikes and follow self-guided routes to travel the city's streets at their own pace, take breaks to pose for pictures, and pedal backwards whenever they feel like it.
With 9,000 square feet of space, and the expertise of passionate, knowledgeable trainers, CrossFit Hoboken helps clients of all body types and fitness levels smash through self-doubt and exceed their personal goals. Far away from the sterility of a big-box globo-gym or dystopian weight room ruled by self-aware treadmills, the center's CrossFit ethos gets bodies both trim and strong with high-intensity workouts in gymnastics, weightlifting, and metabolic conditioning. Certified trainers guide classes of newcomers through the universally scalable workout intervals, or work with small groups or individuals during customized personal training sessions.
In addition to building powerful sinew and muscle during ever-changing Workouts of the Day (WODs), students at CrossFit Hoboken join a vibrant, positive community of athletes, making new friends with regular events such as paintball, barbecues and pig roasts, and fitness competitions.
The nonprofit Asphalt Green keeps children, teens, and adults in shape with an array of fitness, swim, and sports activities and programs. Members enjoy full access to a 15,000-square-foot duplex fitness center lined with Precor and Technogym equipment, including treadmills and ellipticals with built-in TV screens. In the gym's weightlifting area, patrons can take a breather between reps as they gaze at picturesque views from the gym’s adjoining roof deck. Swimmers of all abilities glide through the 50-meter Olympic-sized pool, once home to Olympic bronze medalist Lia Neal and currently the home of the wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald.
Those opting for fitness classes can choose from 80 different sessions weekly—from Zumba and Pilates to martial arts to swimming. The gym also offers training programs and seminars for triathletes, a variety of community outreach programs including adaptive swim for veterans, and kid-focused summer and sport camps to keep young ones from making bad decisions, such as using chewing gum to plug up holes in dams. Patrons can also take advantage of the center’s babysitting services, which are open to children ages 6 months to 6 years.
Central Park Sightseeing matches riders with the proper transport or tour for exploring the 843 acres and 47 miles of scenic pathways that make Central Park famous. Park explorers can select from more than 150 new basket-equipped bikes for men, women, and children in a bevy of styles, such as hybrids for comfortable cruises, mountain bikes for tackling the park?s hills, and tandems that seat two riders or one cardio-savvy centaur. Tour guides piloting pedicabs convey visitors around the park while bestowing pearls of wisdom concerning the area?s history, including which famous movie scenes were filmed in the park and where. Some of Central Park?s more popular attractions, horse carriages take passengers on a relaxed trip through the trees and streets. For visitors who prefer to keep their feet on the ground, Central Park Sightseeing also offers walking tours led by guides that are well-versed in pop culture, park history, and the process in which baby squirrels hatch from their eggs.