Summer in NYC would not be the same without my bike. I mentioned it here and there. Two weeks ago, we decided to bike to Randall Island. But I have to say I prefer the West side. So on Sunday we left our apartment (75th & Amsterdam) with our bikes to ride along the Hudson River. We went up to Washington Heights to take the George Washington Bridge and we rode down the Hudson on New Jersey side. A great 3 hour ride (with photo stops and a pic mic at Edgewater Whole Foods Market). Bike paths in Manhattan are well indicated. Those along the Hudson River are green, well maintained and protected from the highway. Bike path on the bridge is also protected but on NJ side, some parts don't have real paths, especially around Edgewater. Luckily, you can easily reach the river front and follow it until Hoboken. We decided to go back to Manhattan by ferry at Port Imperial in Weehawken. It's quite expensive, $9 per adult and additional $1.25 for each bike, but we didn't feel like taking the path in Hoboken. I strongly recommend this great bike trip, you will enjoy the amazing view on Manhattan skyline and have a good breath of fresh air. That's what I like about NYC, you can easily escape the big city to spend even half a day at the beach or the countryside. We even saw a cute deer!
See our itinerary (about 3 hours with a few breaks):