National Bike Month: two wheeling nyc style
May 13th, 2011 | Events, In the Neighborhood
It’s national bike month and for most New Yorkers it’s a much needed excuse to venture outside. The East Coast Greenway should suffice for most of your biking needs. The ECG is a set of bike paths spanning 3,000 miles that runs along the east coast from Calais, Maine to Key West, Florida.
The New York portion of the ECG is a 44 mile route starting on the eastern side of Westchester, crossing through the Bronx, then 13 miles down along the west side of the city. The East Coast Greenway in New York follows two separate routes, eastern and western, both of which end downtown. There is also a NY Waterway ferry service option to connect to the East Coast Greenway in New Jersey. 90% of the route that runs through NYC is traffic free. You can view the full map of the NY portion on google.
For more information on the East Coast Greenway, visit http://www.greenway.org/index.shtml
Here’s a schedule of some upcoming bike events in and around NYC:
National Bike to work day- May 20: http://www.bikemonthnyc.org/events_view/2011-05-20
Prospect park moonlight ride (second Saturday of each month)- May 21 9pm- http://www.bikemonthnyc.org/event/3216
Art by bike tour- May 22 9:30am- http://www.bikemonthnyc.org/event/3274
Green Apple tour- May 23 6:30pm- http://www.bikemonthnyc.org/event/3193
To learn more about Bike Month events in NYC, visit http://www.bikemonthnyc.org/This entry was posted on Friday, May 13th, 2011 at 2:03 pm and is filed under Events, In the Neighborhood. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed.