Unless you’re walking, the best way to explore NYC is by bicycle. There are more Citi Bike depots than ever, which allow you to pick up and drop off bikes in different spots, plus some incredible options as far as linking together different rides. Below are the 12 best bike routes for exploring NYC. Wear your helmet, and enjoy!
1. Ocean Parkway Greenway (Brooklyn)
It only makes sense to list Ocean Parkway Greenway first as it literally became America’s first bike path in 1894. This path extends 4.8 miles from Coney Island to Prospect Park, right through the heart of Brooklyn. While cyclists will encounter stoplights and intersections, there are designated bike paths the entire ride, the west for cyclist and the east for pedestrians.