Beautiful Bike Rides Around Seven Big Cities

By Peter Koch - 2014-07-11T17:14:56Z

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On Your Bikes

Have a long weekend and a trusty bike? Feeling inspired by "le Tour" starting July 5? Then it’s time to make your two-wheeled escape from crowded tourist hubs with these beautiful urban rides.


New York

Many people think that, save for taxi-dodging bike messengers, cycling in New York is limited to the Central Park loop. But the Big Apple more than doubled its bike infrastructure in the past decade, to 400-plus miles. To get the big picture, ride Manhattan’s 32-mile perimeter, 90 percent of which is accessible via dedicated, bike-friendly greenways. Pedal past the United Nations, the World Trade Center, and theIntrepid, knowing that world-class food and culture await you at every rest stop.

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