About Bike and Roll New York City: 9/11 Memorial Tour
Since opening in 2001, city-wide bike touring company Bike and Roll has opened more than ten locations across Manhattan and holds hard-to-get permits in such covetable landmarks as Central Park, Battery Park, and Governor’s Island. The latest addition to the roster is an ambling West-Side ride, its main attraction being a stop at the humbling 9/11 Memorial. With its conscientious construction and careful regard to the environment (it’s one of the most sustainable plazas ever constructed and is pursuing LEED certification), it’s only fitting that you should approach this important site on eco-friendly two wheels.
The Hudson River Park, the longest waterfront park in the country, has re-invigorated five miles of Manhattan's formerly-neglected West side into a veritable urban paradise. Its bike path is one of its most exciting features, running the full length of the park and offering locals and visitors alike an unimpeded trail up and down the full length of the city—on the waterfront, no less. The tour begins at Pier 84 (the most expansive of its kind on the waterfront) and takes riders down the bike path, passing Chelsea, the Meatpacking District, and Battery Park City. Look for The Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty, and Ellis Island along the way. At Battery Park you’ll leave your bikes and follow your guide to the 9/11 Memorial (a ticket to the site is included with the tour) where you’ll be given ample time to walk the grounds.
The complete tour is about 5 miles, and lasts around three hours. It is suitable for beginner to experienced riders.
Did you know?
There are about a billion bicycles in the world, twice as many as cars.
The twin reflecting pools at the 9/11 Memorial site are set within the footprints of the original twin towers.
This tour is ideal for visitors hoping to see the city’s most important sites on two wheels; for beginner to experienced cyclists, the expert guide is at your service to help all riders feel comfortable and safe.
Bike and Roll New York City Location Information:
Pier 84 (12th ave & 43rd St.)
New York, NY 10036
A, C, E to 42nd St./Port Authority