NYC Visitors' GuideSee the Big Apple on two wheels
New York, NY, is a city of neighborhoods and there is no better way to explore the diversity of the five boroughs than on two wheels. With more than 800 miles (1290 kilometers) of bike lanes and greenways – 250 miles (400 kilometers) installed in the last four years – including 15 miles (24 kilometers) of the country’s premiere physically-separated bike lanes, getting where you want to go on your bike is easier than ever.
NYC Century Bike Tour, September 9, 2012 – Take part in the only all-urban Century Tour in the US.
Summer Streets, August 2012 – Every Saturday in August, enjoy seven miles of car-free streets in Manhattan.
Tour de Brooklyn, June 3, 2012 – Explore Brooklyn by bike in this fun-filled family-friendly ride.
Tour de Queens, July 8, 2012 – Explore the different neighborhoods of Queens in this unique 18-mile ride.
New Amsterdam Bike Show, April 28 & 29, 2012
Starting in April, Transportation Alternatives will be hosting BikeNYC.org, a year-long, one-stop shop for bike events across NYC, brought to you by the diverse and exciting NYC bike community.
Veselka (144 Second Ave.) Open 24-hours a day, Veselka is a bike-friendly business that is home to good food and Ukrainian classics.
Birdbath (223 First Ave.) Calling itself the world’s most eco-friendly restaurant, Birdbath gives discounts to any customer who arrive by bike or skateboard.
The Queens Kickshaw (40-17 Broadway, Astoria, NY) Run by a husband and wife, this restaurant specializes in gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches.
City Bakery (3 West 18th St.) This two-level space near Union Square is home to seasonal plates menus sourced from the Union Square Farmers Market.
The following restaurants offer discounts to bicyclists through Transportation Alternatives’ Bike-Friendly Business Program.
La Flaca (384 Grand St.) Known for its party fare, this Mexican restaurant also is the place to go for frozen margaritas and offers discounts to bicyclists through Transportation Alternatives’ Bike-Friendly Business Program.
Brindle Room (227 East 10th St.) This bike-friendly restaurant dishes comfort food in its East Village space and offers discounts to bicyclists through Transportation Alternatives’ Bike-Friendly Business Program.
Berkli Parc Cafe (63 Delancey St.) This bike-friendly business is home to organic California-inspired dishes.
Ace Hotel (20 West 29th St.) Located in Midtown Manhattan, Ace is a bike-friendly hotel that puts you in the heart of NYC.
Bowery Hotel (350 Bowery) Found in the vibrant Lower East Side, the Bowery offers guests complimentary bicycles.
The Jane (113 Jane St.) The Jane is a landmarked hotel, built in 1908, that was recently renovated and is in the charming West Village.
The Ravel (808 Queens Plaza South, Long Island City, NY) On the other side of the East River, The Ravel provides guests with great views and cheap bike rentals.
NYC Bike Share is scheduled to launch this summer.
The following shops participate in Transportation Alternatives Bike-Friendly Business Program AND offer discounts to T.A. card-carrying members.
Bike and Roll (Locations throughout the city). bikeandroll.com
Hudson Urban Bicycles (HUB) (139 Charles St.) Rents, builds and sells bike equipment. Offers city bikes and child carriers.
Spokesman Cycles (Three locations: Union Square, Long Island City and The Shops at Atlas Park)
Bicycle Habitat (244 Lafayette St.).
Red Lantern Bicycles (345 Myrtle Ave.).
NYC Velo (64 2nd Ave.).