One of the many things we love about NYC is the fact that you can bike almost anywhere. For some, biking in NYC may seem a bit scary with the crazy traffic but there are actually a lot of areas where you can bike in your own bike lane or dedicated path. Whether you bike to work, the grocery store, or escape to a park for mountain biking- NYC has it all.
We found a great NYC biking planner and had to share it with our Manhattan Portage fans, so check it out here: Ride The City This site uses the official NYC DOT bike map to plan the safest bike routes.
Fun Fact: New York developed the country’s first bike path in 1894!
Where is your favorite place to bike in NYC?
This is a big event that all bikers and messengers in New Yorker canâ€™t miss. Commerce Bank Five Boro Bike Tour 2008 with 30,000 riders participating will be held on May, 4. The route passes downtown Manhattan, Central Park, Roosevelt Island, Astoria, Brooklyn and Staten Island. Although the registration is already over, those who live in neighborhood along the 42-mile route are encouraged to show some New York spirit to bikers. Simply step outside to watch the Tour go by. Some spectator-friendly viewing locations include the FDR Drive at 79th Street, Manhattan (9:00-11:45 a.m.), Greenpoint Avenue between McGuinness and Franklin, Brooklyn (10:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.), and Fulton Landing in Brooklyn (11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.). For more information, please visit http://www.bikenewyork.org/