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The second best place to ride a bike outside of Brooklyn, is Central Park.

December 24th, 2014 Written by | Comments Off on The second best place to ride a bike outside of Brooklyn, is Central Park.

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As the weather gets colder and riding a bike isn’t as easy of a decision to make, because now you have to prepare for it and have warm cloths for the colder weather. Central Park is great alternative to that, not that it’s warmer there, but because riding in the park during the winter is very scenic. The bike paths are surrounded by nature and let your mind escape the busyness of the city and enjoy a nice view. Aside from the great view, its probably the easiest way to  get from 59th Street to upper east side on a bike in 10 minutes with no traffic. It’s a great exercise and you get to actually race or try to keep up with guys who have professional bikes and are training. The path are dedicated paths for bikes, and they continue through the entire park, so you ride around the park worry free of motor vehicles.

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Above is a the main bicycle path in Central Park.

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The second best place to ride a bike outside of Brooklyn, is Central Park.

December 24th, 2014 Written by | Comments Off on The second best place to ride a bike outside of Brooklyn, is Central Park.

DSCF0406The second best place to ride a bike outside of Brooklyn, is Central Park.
As the weather gets colder and riding a bike isn’t as easy of a decision to make, because now you have to prepare for it and have warm cloths for the colder weather. Central Park is great alternative to that, not that it’s warmer there, but because riding in the park during the winter is very scenic. The bike paths are surrounded by nature and let your mind escape the busyness of the city and enjoy a nice view. Aside from the great view, its probably the easiest way to  get from 59th Street to upper east side on a bike in 10 minutes with no traffic. It’s a great exercise and you get to actually race or try to keep up with guys who have professional bikes and are training. The path are dedicated paths for bikes, and they continue through the entire park, so you ride around the park worry free of motor vehicles.

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Above is a the main bicycle path in Central Park.

Video below are some of lovely cyclist I was able to capture as they sped past me.

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The second best place to ride a bike outside of Brooklyn, is Central Park.

December 24th, 2014 Written by | Comments Off on The second best place to ride a bike outside of Brooklyn, is Central Park.

DSCF0406The second best place to ride a bike outside of Brooklyn, is Central Park.
As the weather gets colder and riding a bike isn’t as easy of a decision to make, because now you have to prepare for it and have warm cloths for the colder weather. Central Park is great alternative to that, not that it’s warmer there, but because riding in the park during the winter is very scenic. The bike paths are surrounded by nature and let your mind escape the busyness of the city and enjoy a nice view. Aside from the great view, its probably the easiest way to  get from 59th Street to upper east side on a bike in 10 minutes with no traffic. It’s a great exercise and you get to actually race or try to keep up with guys who have professional bikes and are training. The path are dedicated paths for bikes, and they continue through the entire park, so you ride around the park worry free of motor vehicles.

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Above is a the main bicycle path in Central Park.

Video below are some of lovely cyclist I was able to capture as they sped past me.

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Cycling LAWS, Yes it’s an actual thing.

December 22nd, 2014 Written by | Comments Off on Cycling LAWS, Yes it’s an actual thing.

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credit: NYC.gov

This is probably something I should have discussed in my first blog post, but having been new to owning a bike as an adult I didn’t know that their were actual rules towards cycling in the city. Those who cycle in NYC no matter what conditions such as the delivery guys, mail guys and those who have committed to making cycling their only form of transportation are probably aware of these kind of regulations. But the NYC.gov website has the rules and regulations for cycling in NY, such as wearing a helmet, having front and back lights on your bike when riding at night. Pretty much all of the things you would expect something that says rules and regulations. But because of certain of the growing number of recent bike and car accidents or bikes and pedestrians accident, the rules are being more enforced. Just not long ago a young lady was struck by a bus driver when she had the right of way and was riding her bike in the bike lane, the bike driver argument was that he did not see her. She was a young Swedish model who had moved to the New York to continue her modeling career. Here’s the link to the story.

Swedish model gets into bike accident caused by a bus driver.

The NYC.Gov website has little booklets to bikers can use to get a better idea of the rules and regulations of cycling. You can get the actual booklet if you like at some of your local bike shops or just download the PDF from the website @ NYC.gov.

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Central Park also had to make some panel changes and speed limit changes because of an accident caused by a cyclist hitting a woman while riding in the park. NEW YORK TIMES

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Michael Nagle for The New York Times

 

 

 

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Cycling LAWS, Yes it’s an actual thing.

December 22nd, 2014 Written by | Comments Off on Cycling LAWS, Yes it’s an actual thing.

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credit: NYC.gov

This is probably something I should have discussed in my first blog post, but having been new to owning a bike as an adult I didn’t know that their were actual rules towards cycling in the city. Those who cycle in NYC no matter what conditions such as the delivery guys, mail guys and those who have committed to making cycling their only form of transportation are probably aware of these kind of regulations. But the NYC.gov website has the rules and regulations for cycling in NY, such as wearing a helmet, having front and back lights on your bike when riding at night. Pretty much all of the things you would expect something that says rules and regulations. But because of certain of the growing number of recent bike and car accidents or bikes and pedestrians accident, the rules are being more enforced. Just not long ago a young lady was struck by a bus driver when she had the right of way and was riding her bike in the bike lane, the bike driver argument was that he did not see her. she was a young Swedish Model who had moved to the New York to continue her modeling career. here’s the link to the story.

Swedish model gets into bike accident caused by a bus driver.

The NYC.Gov website has little booklets to bikers can use to get a better idea of the rules and regulations of cycling. You can get the actual booklet if you like at some of your local bike shops or just download the PDF from the website @ NYC.gov.

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NYC.gov

Central Park also had to make some panel changes and speed limit changes because of an accident caused by a cyclist hitting a woman while riding in the park. NEW YORK TIMES

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Michael Nagle for The New York Times

 

 

 

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Cycling LAWS, Yes it’s an actual thing.

December 22nd, 2014 Written by | Comments Off on Cycling LAWS, Yes it’s an actual thing.

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credit: NYC.gov

This is probably something I should have discussed in my first blog post, but having been new to owning a bike as an adult I didn’t know that their were actual rules towards cycling in the city. Those who cycle in NYC no matter what conditions such as the delivery guys, mail guys and those who have committed to making cycling their only form of transportation are probably aware of these kind of regulations. But the NYC.gov website has the rules and regulations for cycling in NY, such as wearing a helmet, having front and back lights on your bike when riding at night. Pretty much all of the things you would expect something that says rules and regulations. But because of certain of the growing number of recent bike and car accidents or bikes and pedestrians accident, the rules are being more enforced. Just not long ago a young lady was struck by a bus driver when she had the right of way and was riding her bike in the bike lane, the bike driver argument was that he did not see her. She was a young Swedish model who had moved to the New York to continue her modeling career. Here’s the link to the story.

Swedish model gets into bike accident caused by a bus driver.

The NYC.Gov website has little booklets to bikers can use to get a better idea of the rules and regulations of cycling. You can get the actual booklet if you like at some of your local bike shops or just download the PDF from the website @ NYC.gov.

Screen Shot 2014-12-15 at 2.01.57 PM

NYC.gov

Central Park also had to make some panel changes and speed limit changes because of an accident caused by a cyclist hitting a woman while riding in the park. NEW YORK TIMES

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Michael Nagle for The New York Times

 

 

 

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CYCLE PATH: Night Rider

December 15th, 2014 Written by | Comments Off on CYCLE PATH: Night Rider

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NYC the city that never sleeps, specially during the holiday times the traffic flow are higher than normal and not as safe to cycle around. For those who are avid bike commuters the cold weather nor the holiday season traffic will deter them from continuing to ride around the city. But for the others who enjoy cycling as form of freedom seeking or a therapeutic exercise, consider night riding. Cycling at night in New york is one of the best experiences I’ve ever had as a bike owner, the roads are practically empty and you get to see a different facet of new york that you wouldn’t be aware of. My favorite part of night riding is crossing the bridges, particularly the queens borough bridge. well first theirs the steep hill you have to mount, and their goes your exercise for the day, but then comes the downslope, your reward. The speed, the wind, it’s all part of the sensation, a beautiful feeling that I think every bike owner in the city should part take in. It’s a really fun experience, an experience that’s hard to put into words and should be tested out. Now here comes the precaution part, although riding at night is a lot of fun, it’s important you ride with your bike lights front and back. Other than that get out their and test the night out, and keep toasty in this cold weather.

 

 

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CYCLE PATH: Night Rider

December 15th, 2014 Written by | Comments Off on CYCLE PATH: Night Rider

Night Rider

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NYC the city that never sleeps, specially during the holiday times the traffic flow are higher than normal and not as safe to cycle around. For those who are avid bike commuters the cold weather nor the holiday season traffic will deter them from continuing to ride around the city. But for the others who enjoy cycling as form of freedom seeking or a therapeutic exercise, consider night riding.

An article from Bicycling.com discusses the health benefits of cycling. Researchers have found that cycling works as a form of stress relief by releasing mood-lifting chemical like endorphins. Being that we live in a busy city such as new york, cycling in itself can be a very stressful experience. A cyclist in New york would have to be concerned with the cars and pedestrians of the busy new York City. But lucky even the city that never sleeps has a down time, and that’s late nights. If you’ve never considered before I would advice you give it a try, cycling at night. It’s one of the most relaxing experiences a bike enthusiast can get in NYC. The roads are mainly empty, the city bright light are beautiful to watch, and the less amount of people makes you feel like you have the entire city to yourself. So just the other day I went out in the middle of the night, with my camera in hope to capture the city in it’s quiet time, and some folks cycling in the night. I ended up keeping the focus on the Queens Borough Bridge as I got memorized by the city sight from that angle.

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News concerning Cycling- Round up

December 10th, 2014 Written by | Comments Off on News concerning Cycling- Round up

https://blogs.baruch.cuny.edu/pedalstreets/?p=58

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Cycling News Round-Up

December 10th, 2014 Written by | Comments Off on Cycling News Round-Up

Here’s some interesting news regarding cycling I think you guys will enjoy.

People don’t like biking uphills, and this company is looking to make it easier on cyclist.”KPLU.ORG

Citi Bike is working on improving its user experiences; they’ve even hired an aid from a former MTA management.”NEW YORK TIMES

A vintage approach to Cycling “NEW YORK TIMES

How to Catch a bike thief “NEW YORK TIMES

The mayor of Rome refuses to give up cycling “The Telegraph

Hope you guys find these round-ups as interesting as I did.

 

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