This handy compact guide tells you all you need to know about seeing New York City on two wheels. With chapters dedicated to various sights and neighborhoods in two boroughs—Central Park, Lower East Side & Soho, Dumbo & Williamsburg, Prospect Park & Red Hook, and Washington Heights & Inwood—City Cycling USA: New York dispels the myth that the Big Apple is for pedestrians only.
Each area is mapped out in detail and includes recommendations for cafes, bars, galleries, museums, shops, and parks that are worth a visit. Cyclists can follow a set itinerary or pick and choose as they wish. For cycling enthusiasts, the section on Racing and Training gives some context to New York’s cycling heritage and offers ideas for longer and more scenic routes in the countryside.
Matt Seaton is a staff editor at The New York Times. He has also written for the Guardian and Rouleur magazine.