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This page is located on the BeFitNYC.org Web site at
http://www.nycgovparks.org/befitnyc/bicycling/

Found 45 facilities, 11 programs, 7 leagues, and 18 events for Bicycling

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Please note: Some programs require advance registration and/or recreation center membership. Always call the contact number provided before attending a program.

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A Ride Through Brooklyn

(M)

Monday: 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Friday: 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

St. John’s Recreation Center, 1251 Prospect Place, Brooklyn

Start Date: January 5, 2014
Age:Teen / Adult / Senior  

Instructor: Shakeem Snipe

 

A Ride Through Brooklyn

(M)

Tuesday: 7:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
Friday: 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.

St. John’s Recreation Center, 1251 Prospect Place, Brooklyn

Age:Adult / Senior  

Instructor: Shakeem Snipe

 

A Spin Through Williamsburg

(M)

Tuesday: 8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m.
Thursday: 8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m.

McCarren Play Center, 776 Lorimer Street, Brooklyn

Start Date: April 4, 2014
Age:Adult / Senior  

New to spinning?  Join this introductory class and take your workout routine to the next level.

 

Brooklyn Critical Mass

Friday: 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

Grand Army Plaza , FLATBUSH AVE., EASTERN PKWY. AND PROSPECT PARK (Brooklyn), Brooklyn

Age:Adult  

Critical Mass is a monthly celebration of bicycles and other nonpolluting means of transportation, exercising our right to the road. Critical Mass is a movement, not an organization; no two riders participate for exactly the same reason. Brooklyn Critical Mass started rolling in 2004.

Cost: Free 

Takes place the second Friday of the month. Meet at Flatbush Ave & Prospect Park West.

 

Central Park Moonlight Ride

Friday: 10:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m.

Central Park , 5 AV TO CENTRAL PARK W, 59 ST TO 110 ST (Manhattan), Manhattan

Age:Adult  

This is a fun, relaxing auto-free ride through Central Park. Enjoy the tranquillity of the park & its beautiful ponds & waterways: a nature lover's dream.The ride moves at a very leisurely pace with a few stops to enjoy the scenery. We usually finish before midnight, back at Columbus Circle. Total mileage is under 10 miles. We do not require lights (although if you have them you should bring them), and any kind of bike will work. Totally safe. Bike guides front & rear.

Cost: Free 

Takes place first Friday of the month. Meet at 59th St & Central Park South.

Time's Up

 

Critical Mass

Friday: 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

Union Square Park , BROADWAY TO 4 AVE., E 14 ST. TO E 17 ST. (Manhattan), Manhattan

Age:Adult  

Critical Mass is a spontaneous celebration of what our streets could look like. This fun group ride encourages new cyclists and creates safer streets and new green infrastructure. Strap some music to your bike and make sure to bring the appropriate lights and bells. Check the event calendar for additional meet-up points.

Cost: Free 

Takes place the last Friday of the month. Meet at Union Square North.

Time's Up

 

Group Trail Ride with Peak Bicycle

Sunday: 8:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

Cunningham Park , LIE., 73 AVE., UNION TURNPIKE, GCP BET. 193 ST., FRANCIS LEWIS BLVD., HOLLIS HILLS TER., AND 210 ST. (Queens), Queens

Age:Teen  

Group ride on a 7-mile trail through Cunningham Park, weather permitting. We recommend that you have ridden this challenging trail before. You must wear a helmet during the ride, and please arrive no later than 8:15 am.

Phone: 718-225-5119
E-mail: peakmountainbike@yahoo.com
Cost: Free 

Meet at 210th St and 67th Ave.

Peak Mountain Bike

 

Indoor Cycling

(M)

Wednesday: 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Friday: 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

McCarren Play Center, 776 Lorimer Street, Brooklyn

Start Date: March 10, 2014
End Date: June 30, 2014
Age:Adult  

Spin the pounds away in this high-intensity cycling classes!  Intervals are designed to strengthen your heart, legs and core.

 

Prospect Park Moonlight Ride

Saturday: 9:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m.

Prospect Park , PROSPECT PARK W, PARKSIDE AVE. BET. FLATBUSH AVE., OCEAN AVE. AND PROSPECT PARK SW (Brooklyn), Brooklyn

Age:Adult  

"The Prospect Park Moonlight Ride is opened to bikers and skilled skaters. Meet at 9 p.m., Grand Army Plaza, on the second Saturday of the month, every month. This is a safe, peaceful ride that visits many of the little-known treasures the park has to offer. Rain at 8:45 pm cancels the ride, period. Snow is good!!!

Cost: Free 

Takes place second Saturday of the month. Meet at Flatbush Ave & Prospect Park West.

 

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Bicycling

You may use any of Parks' recreational spaces, except tennis courts, without a permit. However, if a permit holder arrives with a valid permit in hand, you must vacate the field or court. An individual must have a season permit or single-play ticket to use Parks' tennis courts.

Organized play (leagues) requires a permit. Click here for an application and more information about permits.

Baisley Pond Park

(Queens)
Facility Type: Greenways
Length: 0.2 miles 

Bronx Park

(Bronx)
Facility Type: Greenways
Length: 1 mile 

Bronx River Greenway

EAST 233RD STREET TO PELHAM PARKWAY NORTH (Bronx)
Facility Type: Greenways
Length: 2.7 miles 

Brookville Park

(Queens)
Facility Type: Greenways
Length: 1 mile 

Central Park

(Manhattan)
Facility Type: Greenways
Length: 6 miles 

Coney Island Boardwalk

(Brooklyn)
Facility Type: Greenways
Length: 2.5 miles 

Cunningham Park

(Queens) | Map it
Facility Type: Mountain Biking Trails
Download the Cunningham trail map (PDF, 2 MB) 

Cunningham Park/Vanderbilt Motor Parkway

(Queens)
Facility Type: Greenways
Length: 3 miles 

East River Greenway

E. 135TH TO E. 139 (Manhattan)
Facility Type: Greenways
Length: 2 miles 

East River Greenway

E. 125TH TO 59TH STREET (Manhattan)
Facility Type: Greenways
Length: 3.25 miles 

East River Park

EAST 14TH STREET TO MONTGOMERY STREET (Manhattan)
Facility Type: Greenways
Length: 1.5 miles 

Eastern Parkway

(Brooklyn)
Facility Type: Greenways
Length: 2 miles 

Flushing Bay Promenade

(Queens)
Facility Type: Greenways
Length: 1.4 miles 

Flushing Meadows Corona Park

(Queens)
Facility Type: Greenways
Length: 1 mile 

Forest Park

(Queens)
Facility Type: Greenways
Length: 2 miles 

Harlem River Greenway

DYCKMAN TO 155TH STREET (Manhattan)
Facility Type: Greenways
Length: 2 miles 

Highbridge Park

(Manhattan) | Map it
Facility Type: Mountain Biking Trails
Download the Highbridge trail map (PDF, 909 KB) 

Hudson River Greenway

145TH STREET TO DYCKMAN STREET (Manhattan)
Facility Type: Greenways
Length: 3 miles 

Hudson River Greenway

59TH STREET TO 129TH STREET (Manhattan)
Facility Type: Greenways
Length: 3.5 miles 

Hunter's Point South Park

(Queens)
Facility Type: Greenways

Joe Michael’s Mile

LITTLE BAY PARK TO ALLEY POND PARK (Queens)
Facility Type: Greenways
Length: 3 miles 

Kissena Park

(Queens)
Facility Type: Greenways
Length: 0.75 miles 

Kissena Velodrome

BOOTH MEMORIAL AVENUE AND PARSONS BOULEVARD (Queens) | Map it
Facility Type: Cycling Tracks
Full Location Details 

Marine Park Greenway Loop

(Brooklyn)
Facility Type: Greenways
Length: 0.75 miles 

Mosholu Parkway

(Bronx)
Facility Type: Greenways
Length: 1.15 miles 

Ocean Parkway

(Brooklyn)
Facility Type: Greenways
Length: 5 miles 

Pelham Bay Park

(Bronx)
Facility Type: Greenways
Length: 5 miles 

Pelham Parkway

(Bronx)
Facility Type: Greenways
Length: 1.7 miles  

Prospect Park

(Brooklyn)
Facility Type: Greenways
Length: 1 mile 

Queens Greenway Guide

(Queens) | Map it
Facility Type: Greenways Maps
Download the PDF guide (4.72 MB) 

Randalls Island

(Manhattan)
Facility Type: Greenways
Length: 4.5 miles 

Shore Parkway

90TH STREET TO GRANT (Queens)
Facility Type: Greenways
Length: 1 mile 

Shore Parkway

(Brooklyn)
Facility Type: Greenways
Length: 13 miles 

Soundview Park Greenway

O’BRIEN TO LAFAYETTE (Bronx)
Facility Type: Greenways
Length: 1.5 miles 

South Beach Boardwalk

(Staten Island)
Facility Type: Greenways
Length: 1.37 miles 

Spring Park Greenway

UPLAND OF SHORE PARKWAY GREENWAY (Brooklyn)
Facility Type: Greenways
Length: 1 mile 

The New York Cycling Map (Queens)

(Queens) | Map it
Facility Type: Greenways Maps
Download Map (1.5 MB PDF) 

Van Cortlandt Park

(Bronx)
Facility Type: Greenways
Length: 1.7 miles  

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Bicycling

Team and league sports provide a great opportunity to get fit, socialize, and have fun. Some leagues are casual, while others are more competitive. Email or call the leagues below to find out more about your local team and its players.

Five Borough Bike Club

Boroughs:Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island
Age: Adult
Type: Bicycling
Bike rides throughout the year in all five boroughs. Check our website for details.
Email

Kissena Cycling Club

Borough: Queens
Age: Adult
Type: Bicycling
Phone: (917) 450-1900

Kissena Sports Project

Boroughs:Brooklyn, Queens
Age: Adult
Type: Bicycling
Phone: (914) 263 -2328

Metropolitan Cycling Association

Boroughs:Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island
Age: Adult
Type: Bicycling
We put on races in all boroughs and our events are for everyone.
Phone: (718) 522-7930 | Email

New York City Mountain Bike Association Summer Sprints

Borough: Manhattan
Age: Adult
Type: Cycling in Highbridge Park
The New York City Mountain Bike Assocation offers free timed races over the Summer to participants of all ages. Races are typically start at 6:00pm and are weather permitting. Exact dates and times will be posted this spring on our website.
Phone: 917-885-5843 | Email

New York Cycle Club

Boroughs:Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island
Age: Adult
Type: Bicycling
New York Cycle Club is a recreational non-profit cycling organization operating in the heart of New York City. The Club organizes weekly rides, weekend trips, training programs, monthly club meetings and special events for bicycle enthusiasts. Our volunteer leaders offer Club rides at all levels year-round. It is a club and open to anyone for the price of membership($22). We accommodate all ride levels. Join us to get fit, make new friends, explore some of the most beautiful routes in the tri-state area, and have the most fun possible on a bike!
Phone: 212-966-7206 | Email

The Weekday Cyclists

Boroughs:Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island
Age: Adult
Type: Bicycling
We do recreational rides for cyclists of all ages (minors must be accompanied by an adult). We ride on Tuesdays and Thursdays. All of our rides are free and we do not have a membership fee. Check our website for details or email us.
Phone: 212-838-2141 | Email

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Learn to Ride: Thomas Jefferson Park

Saturday, April 26, 2014
11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.

114th Street & First Avenue (in Thomas Jefferson Park), Manhattan| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

Free  

 

Learn to Ride: Pelham Bay Park

Saturday, May 3, 2014
10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.

AccessibleRyan Stadium Parking Lot (in Pelham Bay Park), Bronx| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

Free  

 

Learn to Ride: Juniper Valley Park

Saturday, May 3, 2014
10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.

Juniper Valley Park 80th Street Entrance (in Juniper Valley Park)
80th Street and Juniper Boulevard North, Queens| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

Free  

 

Learn to Ride: Brower Park

Saturday, May 3, 2014
10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.

AccessibleBrower Park
Prospect Place & Kingston Avenue, Brooklyn| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

Free  

 

Learn to Ride: Corporal John A. Seravalli Playground

Saturday, May 3, 2014
11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.

Corporal John A Seravalli Playground (in Corporal John A. Seravalli Playground), Manhattan| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

Free  

 

Learn to Ride: Van Cortlandt Park

Saturday, May 10, 2014
10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.

AccessibleSouthwest Playground (in Van Cortlandt Park), Bronx| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

Free  

 

Learn to Ride: Rockaway Beach

Saturday, May 10, 2014
10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.

Beach 108th Street Hockey Rink (in Rockaway Beach Boardwalk), Queens| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

Free  

 

Learn to Ride: Matthew P. Sapolin Playground

Saturday, May 10, 2014
11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.

Cost

Free  

 

Learn to Ride: Midland Beach

Saturday, May 10, 2014
11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.

AccessibleMidland Beach Parking Lot (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)
Father Capodanno Boulevard and Hunter Avenue, Staten Island| Map it

Directions to this location

Cost

Free  

 

Learn to Ride: Matthew P. Sapolin Playground

Saturday, May 10, 2014
1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.

Cost

Free  

 

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