Biking in New York tests your skills, but Brooklyn offers some nice alternatives to the mean streets of Manhattan. With its miles of bike lanes, no longer is the subway the way to commute to Midtown. Just hoop on a Citibike and peddle across one of the Brooklyn’s iconic bridges for a beautiful commute into the city.
Not on a daily commute? No worries. You have plenty of options in this borough to ride car free. Head over to Prospect Park, where you can ride the 3.35-mile loop around the green space’s 585 acres. Up for a longer ride, try the tree-lined Ocean Parkway Bike Path, America’s first bike path. The path, opened in 1894, travels five miles south from Prospect Park to Coney Island. It provides a dedicated bike path separate from the pedestrian walkway—and at the end of your journey, find yourself in Luna Park for a hotdog and ride on the Cyclone.
Brooklyn’s Bike Paths, Bike Lanes & Greenways cover more than 300 miles (more than any other NYC borough). Your will never find yourself without a destination with the endless bars and restaurants in Williamsburg, Red Hook, Dumbo, Greenpoint, Park Slope, Bay Ridge, Clinton Hill and the other great and historic neighborhoods of this borough. Ready for your views of Manhattan? Check out the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway, among the most popular cycling destinations.
Can’t ride because of a mechanical? No worries finding a bike shop here. Brooklyn has dozens of the Country’s best bike shops. From your carbon fiber track bike to your vintage Peugeot, your neighborhood mechanic will get you back on the road.
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