Cycling in New York City Parks

The Big Apple is more than just a cyclist’s dream with all its parks, paths and bike lanes. New Yorkers may benefit from miles of greenways and multiple routes across picturesque venues alongside rivers and lakes. Check out with our exceptional bike routes list of the best parks for cycling in NYC.


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#1. Central Park

Central Park is a perfect venue for relaxing and chilling cycling with its scenic views and hilly terrain. Though a bit crowded on weekend the park is equipped with all the necessary traffic precautions and speed limit up to 20 mph. You only have to obey all local rules and laws for the best time spending together with your bike.

 59th to 110th St., from Central Park West to 5th Ave., New York, NY 10022

#2. Randall's Island Park

Randall’s Island Park offers about 8 miles of bike paths and lanes along the waterfront. The route is created so that no cars, buses or any other types of city transport interfered with your cycling. New facilities and fields have been added after the park was modified in 2015. Links to access points are available on all pathways.

 1 Randalls Island Park, New York, NY 10035

#3. Brooklyn Bridge Park

In case you do not have your own bike but still want to keep fit and be involved in great outdoor active time spending, Brooklyn Bridge Park offers special bike sharing system for all its visitors and guests along with numerous paths and picturesque greenways. All types of available transport are specially designed and linked to various locations around the city making it easier for tourists to travel around the city.

 From Jay St and John St to Atlantic Ave and Furman St, Brooklyn

#4. Hudson River Park

Run the entire length of the park on your own bike or rent one. All paths here were designed and constructed by NYS Department of Transportation. They are equipped with special mile markers and bike racks. Hudson River Park is a perfect and safe outdoor venue for cyclists of all ages.

 Battery Park City to 59th St Chelsea, New York

#5. Pelham Bay Park

Pelham Bay Park is a residence for 5 miles of safe bike pathways. The place welcomes cyclists of all ages to run through the park and enjoy its picturesque greenways and routes. Bikers may opt for several routes available on paved trails. Off-road cycling is prohibited in order to save plants and landscape preventing them from erosion.

 Bruckner Blvd, Pelham Bay Park, the Bronx

#6. Prospect Park

Prospect Park is equipped with 3.35-mile loopy bike track. Cyclists of all abilities and levels will benefit not only from picturesque greenways but also from a wide range of exciting bike events, competitions and more. You can take part in racing and win titles.

 Prospect Park, West to Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn

#7. Van Cortlandt Park

Not only Van Cortlandt Park is the 4th largest park in the New York City, it also hosts over 1.140 acres of overwhelming ridges, forests, valleys and more. Though half of the territory is covered with forests, cyclists will certainly find outstanding bike paths and greenways to opt for.

 Broadway and Vancortlandt Park S, Bronx, NY 10462

#8. Bronx Park

Bronx Park has actually some of the most beautiful outdoor spaces in the city. It can also boast exceptional ecology along with diverse wildlife. You can ride your bike along the Bronx River and watch animals living their everyday life immersing yourself in local flora and fauna.

 Bronx, NY 10467

#9. Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Located in Queens this public park covers approximately 890 acres of space with all necessary facilities for outdoor activities and cycling as well. The venue hosts various events which include sailing and bike competitions with various routes and paths to offer.

 111th St to Van Wyck Expwy and Flushing Bay to Long Island Expwy, Flushing, Queens

#10. Cunningham Park

Cunningham Park spreads from Grand Central Parkway to Long Island Expressway covering almost 360 acres of open space. It is a perfect place for recreation and cycling with its outstanding ecology and places to cycle through. At the same time it is one of the oldest parks in Queens.

 196th Pl, Fresh Meadows, NY 11366

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