Top 5 NYC Bike Rides
This is Brooklyn Fit Chick (you may call me Margo) and I am a Terry Brand Ambassador who spends every chance possible on my bike discovering the boroughs in and around New York City. The gang at Terry asked me to pick my five favorite bikes rides to take in and around my beloved city and here they are…
♥ Prospect Park to Coney Island: Ah—when I am dying for a Nathan’s hot dog and little extra sun, I take off down the lovely Ocean Parkway which has a wide designated bike lane that takes you straight to the boardwalk. But a word of caution—in some neighborhoods people still crowd the bike lane so keep your wits about you!
♥ Governor’s Island: What a find this place is!! Left abandoned for many after serving as a military prison among other things, Governor’s Island features amazing -and often free- events throughout the spring and summer. Just bring your bike over on one of the many ferries available and spend an afternoon picnicking, gawking at the stately homes and riding the lovely tree-lined paths -pure heaven!
♥ Fort Tilden Beach: This is one of the most pristine beaches you will find in the tri-state area and if you have an entire afternoon to enjoy sunbathing it is definitely worth the trek. Just be careful to note that there are not always lifeguards on duty and on super-hot days the hipsters head off to this spot by taking the bus in record numbers. (You will recognize them by their tiny hats and maxi-dresses.)
♥ Hudson River Greenway: This is one of those fabulous routes that runs 11 miles from Battery Park to the George Washington Bridge and if you get there at just the right hour it will wiz by as you take in the ocean breeze. (Though avoid at rush hour at all costs as the tourists will cross your path with no notice!)
♥ Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach: This ride is so breathtaking you will want to stop to take pictures constantly. One of the nicest parks in the city—get yourself to Staten Island via the ferry and enjoy miles of beautiful beaches along with a lovely skyline and thank me later for the journey!
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Until next month…
Brooklyn Fit Chick