3 Brooklyn Bike Rides To Take This Summer

May 15, 2017 8:08 pm
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After you’ve gotten your bike tuned up at your nearest Brooklyn bike shop, you’ll be ready to set out on the open road of the city to find the amazing sights and sounds the city has to offer.  While the weather hasn’t been too accommodating this spring, it is just a matter of time before you’ll be able to hop on your two wheels and discover the ins and outs of the bike culture here in Brooklyn and beyond.

There are so many rides you can take throughout the city, so we thought it would be helpful to highlight three of our favorites.  While this is not even close to an exhaustive list, it does highlight three unique bike rides that will undoubtedly have you itching to explore all of the rides we’ve left off the list.  When you’re ready to start riding these routes, feel free to share the snaps of your trip with us on Instagram with #bikeslugrides.

  • Carroll Gardens to Coney Island: What better destination for your first ride of the season then one that will take you all the way to Coney Island on a mostly tree lined trail.  This 8.5 mile trek will take you down sections of the first bike path ever created inUnited States, portions of which date back to 1894.  The bike path is separated from a pedestrian pathway and with just a few exceptions (the section through Midwood and Borough Park where you might run into pedestrians walking across the pathway) it will be smooth sailing from end to end.
  • Governor’s Island: With some of the most scenic views of Lower Manhattan and NY Harbor, this bike path, which extends around MOST of Governor’s Island (more path is being laid as this is being written), will take you past old army barracks and fancy mansions.  During the spring and summer months visitors to the island will be treated to a whole host of festivals and arts activities for all ages.  To access the island you can take either the East River Ferry and Governor’s Island Ferry, both of which are accommodating to bike riders.
  • Brooklyn Bridge Greenway: Take a ride through one of Brooklyn’s most stunning parks where a designated bike path will take you on a ride from Pier 1 to Pier 6.  Enjoy stunning views and easy access to local attractions and amenities.  The greenway stretches for 26 miles and offers riders an easy and beautiful ride.  This year experience the Brooklyn Bike Rave which will take place along the greenway on July 22nd.

You might ride your bike to get around the city OR you might ride your bike to find some of the most beautiful places in and around the city.  Either way, if you spend some time along these trails, you’ll get the most out of your bike riding experience here in Brooklyn and beyond.