Biking Around Roosevelt Island

Bike lane

Now that the weather is warming up and the sun is finally out, there’s no better time to head outside and take part in outdoor activities. It’s also no coincidence that May is National Bike Month! Take part in the occasion by exploring some new city spots by cycling. Not sure where to start? Well we have some ideas for you!

 

Randall’s Island Park

Although it’s mainly known for it’s recreational sports fields and concert series, Randall’s Island is home to over eight miles of bicycle and pedestrian pathways. Take in the sights of the Manhattan skyline and the East River waterfront as you loop around the island’s paths. The pathways, which are free from cars, trucks, and buses, make for an easy, enjoyable ride.

 

Hudson River Greenway

To explore the Hudson River Greenway by bike, you’ll have to head over to the West Side, but don’t let that keep you from checking out this 11-mile bike route! This long strip of smooth, paved path is a favorite among city cyclists, with a fully-protected route that guides riders from Battery Park all the way up to the George Washington Bridge. Frequent visitors to the path recommend getting an early start to avoid the heavy foot traffic that tends to occur midday around the Midtown stretch.

 

Pulaski Bridge to the Williamsburg Bridge

Starting in Long Island City at the Pulaski Bride, this route will take you on a scenic tour of North Brooklyn and will stop off at Delancy Street on the Lower East Side. Offering a mix of scenery as you traverse down a commercial district and quiet residential streets. Before you know it, you’ll make it to the Williamsburg Bridge, which offers gorgeous views of the Manhattan skyline.

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