Sunday Bike Ride

I finally got my bike tuned up the other day from Bike Works in the LES of Manhattan, which means no excuses left for getting on the bike, right? Well to my surprise I found a flat this morning, so that could have been an excuse, but today starts my third week of the President’s Challenge I joined and I simply don’t want to miss any days I can prevent. Funny how this little patch I’m aiming for is keeping me on track.

Today’s Entry:
The following map shows a familiar ride for me. I usually take my time in one direction and pump it as hard the opposite. Basically the goal is to get to the Socrates Sculpture Park and back. To my surprise it’s a 12.5 mile loop.

Today’s ride to the Socrates Sculpture Park and back

I like to revisit this path each year to see how the neighborhoods and parks along the way have changed. This year was a big surprise for me in the Long Island City area. Nice new parks along the water to go with the towering condo buildings. Google maps doesn’t even show all the new ones yet. I’ve also marked a few spots that are great places to slow down, take a break or have a picnic/BBQ along the river.

Oh! Most of this route has a dedicated bike path lane too -  www.ridethecity.com

Comments

  • Having a bike in Brooklyn is so essential. I wished I had one to use when I was visiting you. I may rent one next time!

  • nycbone

    Oh shoot you should have pointed that wish out to me Adrienne. I bet I can find one for you and Aaron to use next time.

    I usually tell newcomers to the city that they need to get on a bike and discover their hood. I realized so many new parts of the places I lived once I got on the bike, especially since there seem to be completely different worlds every 5 blocks. Riding a mile from my house can result in Italy, Puerto Rico, Poland and Mexico at least.

    If you are one that fears the streets with all the cars, I suggest Sunday morning too with hardly anyone on the road. That's besides the fact there are now many dedicated bike lanes in all burroughs. Find them here http://www.ridethecity.com/

  • Having a bike in Brooklyn is so essential. I wished I had one to use when I was visiting you. I may rent one next time!

  • nycbone

    Oh shoot you should have pointed that wish out to me Adrienne. I bet I can find one for you and Aaron to use next time.

    I usually tell newcomers to the city that they need to get on a bike and discover their hood. I realized so many new parts of the places I lived once I got on the bike, especially since there seem to be completely different worlds every 5 blocks. Riding a mile from my house can result in Italy, Puerto Rico, Poland and Mexico at least.

    If you are one that fears the streets with all the cars, I suggest Sunday morning too with hardly anyone on the road. That's besides the fact there are now many dedicated bike lanes in all burroughs. Find them here http://www.ridethecity.com/

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