About Hudson River & Brooklyn Bridge Tour – Bike and Roll NYC
While yellow cabs may seem the official transportation of busy Big Apple residents, New Yorkers in the know rely oneco-friendlier transportation—with two wheels, not four. Visitors, too, can skirt the subway and tour the city by bike, with tour operator Bike and Roll. With a fleet of Trek bikes, 11 bike tour and rental locations throughout Manhattan, and knowledgeable, certified guides, there’s no better way to cruise the city.
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 towards the Brooklyn Bridge
The complete tour is about 14 miles, and lasts around three hours. It is suitable for moderate to experienced riders, though children under 12 are discouraged from joining. The Hudson River bike path is an exhilarating experience with local riders cycling at whip-fast speeds, often bypassing slower bikes. Remember, there’s no yellow jersey at the end of this tour so don’t feel any obligation to keep up with locals! Also, the Brooklyn Bridge section of the tour is a bit of a climb over the wooden-planked path, but is so very worth the small exertion to stop at the apex and savor the sweeping views of the cityscape. You can also expect plenty of interesting stops along the way to catch your breath and see iconic sites like Battery Park and Wall Street. And don’t forget your camera—photo ops are aplenty, especially from the top of the historic bridge.
Did you know?
The Hudson River Park Hudson River Park is the city’s largest open space development since Central Park.
Designed specifically for Bike and Roll, the Trek Bike and Roll Special Edition is a 7200 series comfort hybrid bike.
This tour is great for visitors with a bit more biking experience who are comfortable riding apace with local cyclists. Expert, certified guides keep more novice riders comfortable, too.
Bike and Roll New York City: Hudson & Brooklyn Bridge Tour Location Information:
Pier 84 (on the Hudson at the end of 43rd St.)
New York, NY 10023
A, C, E to 42nd St./Port Authority