Routes in New York City

  
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Manhattan

  • Central Park loop -- 6 miles.  Gentle to moderate.  (or 12 miles, or 18 miles, if do more laps).  Rolling hills with interesting curves and descents -- and many people of many sorts doing many different things.  Start point:  Manhattan.
     
  • Central Park (Manhattan) to Nyack Ride -- 62 miles, moderate hilliness (also a 44 mile non-NYC version).  The most popular ride from Manhattan -- with a visit to Central Park added.  Great views cruising along the Hudson and across the bridge, the rolling grades of Central Park, Riverside Drive, and Route 9W -- the "state line hill" descent -- lots of fellow cyclists and the scene at the Runcible Spoon.  3000 vertical feet, hill index 4.2.  Start points Manhattan and Fort Lee NJ, also Piermont and Nyack NY. [ Central Park-GWB description + Map + GPS | GWB-Nyack description + Maps + GPS ] 
     
  • New York Harbor Circle -- 43 miles or 50 miles, mostly flat or gentle.  A tourism adventure circling around New York harbor -- not a "route" like the others on this website.  Excellent views of the Manhattan skyline from many angles, and lots of pretty views of big expanses of water.  Visits to a variety of New York and New Jersey neighborhoods.  Elegant modern spaces, great bridges, and striking historic architecture.  Start points:  Manhattan, Fort Lee NJ, Hoboken NJ, Liberty State Park NJ. [ Description | Maps + GPS | Photos ] 
     

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From the George Washington Bridge

  • George Washington Bridge to Piermont -- 30 miles round trip, moderate.  Start with the GWB, go up the West side of the river through New Jersey into New York to a food stop down by the Hudson River.  See lots of fellow cyclists, enjoy cruising the long rolling grades of Route 9W.  1400 vertical feet, hill index 3.2.  Start points Manhattan, Fort Lee NJ, Piermont NY. [ Description | Maps + GPS ] 
     
  • GWB and River Road to Nyack -- 44 miles, hilly.  The most popular ride from Manhattan.  Start at the George Washington Bridge, go up the West side of the river through New Jersey into New York.  Views of the Hudson River, lots of fellow cyclists, cruising the long rolling grades of Route 9W.  2300 vertical feet, hill index 5.0.  Start points Manhattan and Fort Lee NJ, also Piermont and Nyack NY. [ Description | Maps + GPS ] 
     
  • New York Harbor Circle -- 43 miles or 50 miles, mostly flat or gentle.  A tourism adventure circling around New York harbor -- not a "route" like the others on this website.  Excellent views of the Manhattan skyline from many angles, and lots of pretty views of big expanses of water.  Visits to a variety of New York and New Jersey neighborhoods.  Elegant modern spaces, great bridges, and striking historic architecture.  Start points:  Manhattan, Fort Lee NJ, Hoboken NJ, Liberty State Park NJ. [ Description | Maps + GPS | Photos ] 
     
  • NYC to Bear Mountain Adventure -- 101 miles, hilly.  The great (non-train-supported) bicycling adventure from Manhattan -- lakes with islands, river views, classic descents.  But some vehicle traffic situations requiring advanced traffic-handling skills.  One section on dirt.  Start points Manhattan and Fort Lee NJ; also Allendale NJ, Bear Mountain and Harriman State Parks, Stony Point, Nyack.  6400 vertical feet, hill index 4.2. [ Details | Map | GPS | Cue sheet ] 
     
  • GWB to Bear Mountain Bridge Loop, on both sides of the Hudson river -- 92 miles (or 83 miles), hilly.  A great accomplishment, several pretty views of the River, and a great variety of riding.  Lots of motor vehicle traffic, requiring advanced traffic-handling skills.  At least two sections on dirt.  7200 vertical feet, hill index over 5.0. [ Description | Map | Photos ] 
     

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New York City Bicycling
Getting around in New York City
Central Park
GW Bridge to Central Park
West side Greenway Path -- Manhattan
Adventures from the GWB

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