Everything you need to know to bike New York

Ready to bike, New York? Grab your wheels and explore NYC's bike shops, nature trails and cycling events.

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Whether you're a newbie or a pro on a bike, New York has everything you need, from bike shops to trails that are actually near nature in NYC parks. Are you looking for a new set of wheels? Have you finally found the courage to hop on a Citi Bike in midtown? With NYC's growing number of bike lanes—and more and more frequent failures of public transporation—biking is the way to go. It's one of the best things to do outside in NYC, and if you want to venture away from Gotham and plan 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
Things to do

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

The best cycling day trips from NYC
Things to do

The best cycling day trips from NYC

Get out of town on two wheels with these fun and beautiful destinations you can reach by bike from New York

The best shops for cheap bikes in NYC
Shopping

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
Shopping

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

Check out a map of all the Citi Bike stations in NYC
Things to do

Check out a map of all the Citi Bike stations in NYC

Use this handy map to find the most convenient locations in New York City to pick up and drop off a Citi Bike

Bikes can now legally run red lights at 50 intersections across NYC
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Bikes can now legally run red lights at 50 intersections across NYC

A bicycle isn't exactly the safest means of transportation in New York City

New Yorkers are ditching the subway and riding bikes instead
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New Yorkers are ditching the subway and riding bikes instead

New Yorkers are pining for a viable transportation alternative

Citi Bikes are one of the most germ-ridden things you can touch in NYC
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Citi Bikes are one of the most germ-ridden things you can touch in NYC

New York is gross; we all know this

It’s faster to bike in NYC than it is to take a cab during rush hour
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It’s faster to bike in NYC than it is to take a cab during rush hour

If you're running late, hailing a cab is not always your best bet

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
Things to do

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
Things to do

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
Things to do

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
Things to do

Bike New York with these great outer-borough routes

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

Archive bike New York content

Registration is now open for NYC’s Five Boro Bike Tour
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Registration is now open for NYC’s Five Boro Bike Tour

It's the largest organized group bike ride in the city

Four new NYC neighborhoods are finally getting Citi Bikes
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Four new NYC neighborhoods are finally getting Citi Bikes

Since launching in New York back in 2013, Citi Bike has seen a good deal of success

Bike Month events in NYC
Things to do

Bike Month events in NYC

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

Guide to the World Naked Bike Ride in NYC

It’s safe to assume that New Yorkers are pretty cool with nudity

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