Cycling in New York

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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.

56 W 56th St
New York,
NY
US

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.

650 Greene Avenue
Brooklyn,
NY
US

People should bring: Bike, helmet, water, repair equipment

Number of Staff: 25+ people

Established: 2010

Registration Required: Yes

Good for Beginners: Yes

Guests Allowed: Yes

Parking: Free street parking

78 South Street
New York,
NY
US

Unappealing weather shouldn’t stop you from being able to ride your bike. At Cranx Bike Park, jumps, twisty trails, wall rides, vert ramps, and more combine to create the elaborate 90,000-square-foot year-round facility. Riders can embolden their skills at the beginners’ area, intermediate jump space, or expert jump finish. Cyclists also can launch into a foam pit while perfecting aerial tricks or seesaw up and down the halfpipe. Visitors can hold private parties, have kids day camps, birthday parties, corporate events, or partake in lessons; or rent bikes, helmets, and pads all year long. A new outdoor area will open on June 15th.

6341 Thompson Rd
Syracuse,
NY
US

Citi Bike, operated by NYC Bike Share, LLC, is New York City?s new bike share system that was introduced on Memorial Day in 2013. New Yorkers and visitors have already taken more than 5 million trips to countless places on its 6000 bikes. Pop over to Midtown to gaze at Rockefeller Center's tree or Macy's holiday window displays. Sail down West Side Greenway to take in river views. Ride over the Brooklyn Bridge to explore Dumbo. Time Out New York also has recommended Citi Bike adventures. In reality, the bike-share program's options are endless, thanks to its 332 stations scattered every few blocks throughout Manhattan below 59th Street and in Brooklyn neighborhoods including Williamsburg, Clinton Hill, and Brooklyn Heights. Members can enjoy unlimited 30-minute rides between the stations on sturdy, comfortable bikes that have been designed for city riding?front and rear LED lights keep the bike visible and bikers sit on foam-paddle saddles.

For added convenience, the Citi Bike app helps riders find nearby stations and plan their routes, rather than just telling them to follow the most confident-looking biker in sight. And speaking of confident bikers, Citi Bike's web site also has a comprehensive riding tips page to highlight how to stay safe and how to be smart, savvy bicyclist. For inspiration on where to ride, check out these itineraries.

times square
New York,
NY
US

Nationally certified master trainer Julian Walker made a name for himself helping ladies get in shape for their wedding day on the FitTV/Discovery Channel reality show Buff Brides. Since filming that show, he has gone on to create his very own fitness program, aptly entitled the Julian Walker Fitness System, which focuses on what he deems are the four key angles of a proper workout: cardiovascular conditioning, strength conditioning, core training, and balance/flexibility. He fundamentally believes that one must work several muscle groups at once to truly cultivate an effective total-body workout regimen. Hence, he combines TRX suspension training, kettlebell workouts, free-weight training, and kickboxing techniques into many of his sessions.

Walker also stocks his studio with stationary bikes for indoor spin sessions, as well as floor mats and spirit-animal tranquilizers for yoga classes.

168 Madison Ave
New York,
NY
US