Bike NYC: Find four fantastic Citi Bike routes

You still haven’t given the NYC bike-share program a go? We’ve mapped out rides—packed with awesome activities—that will each take you 30 minutes or less.



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Hudson River Greenway

Hudson River Greenway Photograph: Jonathan Aprea

Midtown to Chelsea

Start station: 59th St at Eleventh Ave

End station: 16th St at Tenth Ave

News flash: Getting around midtown in any mode of transportation can be a bummer. That’s why we dig cruising through the area via the Hudson River Greenway, which offers a relative sense of serenity along the waterway’s  coastline. Watch for the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum (Twelfth Ave at 46th St; 212-245-0072,, as well as the cruise ships leaving Pier 83 (Twelfth Ave at 42nd St). Then get back to nature by taking a pit stop at Chelsea Waterside Park (Twelfth Ave at 23rd St,, which boasts wonderful river views—not to mention adorable pups scurrying around its dog run. After dropping off your bike, chill out with a small scoop ($4.50) at the Van Leeuwen Ice Cream Truck (Eleventh Ave at 15th St, mere blocks away.

Users say


The success of the program depends on how well the bikes are maintained, especially after the first Winter. I'm a satisfied annual member except when the green light is not activated when i redock the bike.

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