Entries Tagged as U.S. - New York

A Brooklyn Bike Overnight: Bikepacking to the Beach

Rode from my home in Queens, New York City to the Gateway National Recreation Area in Brooklyn, New York, then to the beach at Jacob Riis Park, and home.

Lake Champlain by Bike and Ferry

Five of us traveled to Burlington, Vermont, for a 2½-day bicycle tour around (and over) Lake Champlain, one of the most popular cycling destinations in the state.

A Rail Trail Bike Overnight Great for Beginners!

Great for beginners! The Torrey C. Brown Trail and the The Heritage Rail Trail Park connect Ashland, MD and York, PA, making for the perfect rail trail, overnight excursion.

Farms, Fields and Ferraris Three August days and two nights by bicycle on the rural east end of Long Island, New York.

Every year we take turns planning our great summer bike touring adventure. This year it was Ken's turn and he hatched a plan to ride on the east end of Long Island, New York for three days. During planning, Ken was surprised to find that most of the east end of Long Island is really quite rural, with farms, fields and yes, Ferraris.

A Long Island Sound Adventure

Let's take a step backwards, to how I got here. I had planned on touring this summer for at least a week, but a handful of decisions, by myself and others, prevented such a long excursion. In June I saw that a window would open around the July 4th holiday, with my wife visiting friends out of state and my family willing to host me.

A Winery Campout in Central New Jersey

One of the best things about living in New York City is our extensive regional rail system. Ever since I was in high school in the early nineties, I've been using commuter rail to get me to all kinds of great places to bike. When people think of New York, they imagine skyscrapers ... an endless cityscape. But the Big Apple offers a lot more, particularly for cyclists. Hourly service on one of the region's three commuter rail systems can often place you in a very quiet, bucolic setting -- perfect for riding -- in just an hour or two.

Overnight in New York City

When you look at the Brooklyn Bridge from a distance, you don’t quite realize the angle of the slope of the path that gets you up to the flat center span. It was something I hadn’t noticed that much on my earlier reconnaissance trip, either. But now that I was riding “the Truck,” complete with passenger and towing a trailer on a hot and humid day in July 2012, I felt like I was cycling up a ski jump!