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The bike New York guide

Ready to bike, New York? Find the best bike shops, pedal through the prettiest routes and more with our guide

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With a growing network of bike lanes and the ever-expanding Citi Bike program, it’s becoming easier to bike New York. Here's what you need to know in order to enjoy this cycling-friendly city, from the best shops for a new set of wheels and how to make use of New York's bike-share program. Biking is one of the best things to do outside in NYC, but in case you want to venture away from Gotham and plan some weekend getaways, we’ll tell you where to go so you can cycle to your heart's content.

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Bike New York guide

The best bike tours in NYC
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The best bike tours in NYC

From a quick ride across the bridge to a day-long Central Park trek, here are the best bike tours NYC has to offer

Guide to the World Naked Bike Ride in NYC
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Guide to the World Naked Bike Ride in NYC

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The best cycling day trips from NYC
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The best cycling day trips from NYC

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The best shops for cheap bikes in NYC
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The best shops for cheap bikes in NYC

Where to find the best cheap bikes in the city—they're the waist-friendly alternative to pricey cabs and MetroCards!

Find a great bike shop in NYC
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Find a great bike shop in NYC

From high-end racers to cruisers, we’ve ranked the top bike shops in NYC that offer the best set of wheels for your buck

Register now for the Five Boro Bike Tour
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Register now for the Five Boro Bike Tour

More than 32,000 riders will flood New York City on May 7 to wheel through the metropolis’s car-free thoroughfares

City proposes plan to make it safer to bike to work when the L train shuts down
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City proposes plan to make it safer to bike to work when the L train shuts down

The NYDT released plans for one way to reduce the impact of the shutdown: make the Williamsburg Bridge more accessible for bicycles

New site shows you where to find the nearest available Citi Bikes and open return docks
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New site shows you where to find the nearest available Citi Bikes and open return docks

Using your device's geolocation—the site gives you the location of the nearest stations with bikes

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Bike New York routes

Bike routes in NYC: The Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway
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Bike routes in NYC: The Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway

Streetsblog editor-in-chief Ben Fried suggests a (relatively) traffic-free ride along the bike lanes by the East River

Bike routes in NYC: The Queens cemetery belt
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Bike routes in NYC: The Queens cemetery belt

Bike NYC photographer Ed Glazar suggests a shutterbug’s tour of three Queens graveyards

Bike NYC: Find four fantastic Citi Bike routes
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Bike NYC: Find four fantastic Citi Bike routes

We’ve mapped out rides—packed with awesome activities—that will each take you 30 minutes or less

Bike New York with these great outer-borough routes
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Bike New York with these great outer-borough routes

Take to the streets on two wheels with these beginner-friendly cycling itineraries

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World Naked Bike Ride 2013 in New York (NSFW)
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World Naked Bike Ride 2013 in New York (NSFW)

World Naked Bike Ride NYC 2011 (NSFW)
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World Naked Bike Ride NYC 2011 (NSFW)

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Bike Month events in NYC
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Bike Month events in NYC

See the new Citi Bike locations coming to Greenpoint and Williamsburg
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See the new Citi Bike locations coming to Greenpoint and Williamsburg

How to avoid a ticket during the rest of the bike crackdown
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How to avoid a ticket during the rest of the bike crackdown

An upstate bike ride with free craft beer

An upstate bike ride with free craft beer

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