About Bike and Boat Tour – Bike and Roll NYC
While bikes may seem the exclusive domain of harried messengers and restaurant deliverymen, New York’s residents are coming around to the idea of two-wheeled transport. With miles of avenue bike lanes, a Hudson River-front bike path, and plans for a citywide bike share, it’s clear that the city is pedaling hard to accommodate the urban biking trendsweeping the city and nation—and there’s no better way to feel like a local than to strap on a helmet, too. Tour operator Bike and Roll has got you covered from Battery to Central Park.
Winding among skyscrapers and navigating the criss-crossing subway, it’s easy to forget that Manhattan is indeed an island. And one of the best ways to see it is to actually get off of it! That’s why Bike and Roll created the Bike and Boat Tour, combining an exciting bike ride with a sightseeing water taxi ride. Meet at Battery Park and commence your ride along the Hudson River Park’s bike path. Pass City Hall on your way to the Brooklyn Bridge, cross the iron beauty, and experience the meandering cobblestoned streets of Brooklyn Heights. From there, you’ll board a Water Taxi that takes you right up to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island—great for close-up photo ops.
The whole tour is about nine miles, and lasts around three hours. It is suitable for beginner to experienced riders—though local riders cycle at whip-fast speeds (and will often pass slower bikes)on the Hudson River bike path, and the Brooklyn Bridge’s wooden-planked path requires a little extra pedal power.
Did you know?
Bike and Roll’s Tour Director, Bob, worked for years as a high school history teacher—his knowledge of the city and its great history is impressive and incredibly informative
This tour is ideal for visitors hoping for a comprehensive tour of the city’s best sites—from the road and water. Families are catered to, as well, with available kids’ bikes, tagalong bike attachments and baby seats.
Bike and Roll New York City: Bike & Boat Tour Location Information:
Across from 17 State Street
New York, NY 10004
2, 3 to Park Pl.; E to World Trade Center