I'd like to bike around the Manhattan waterfront, starting and ending at the GWB, using the official greenway path
(pdf). My question is about those sections in red and blue: will I be biking through traffic? Having never ridden a bike through NYC traffic, am I putting myself in danger? How long would the entire thing take? Related question: has anyone ridden a bike across the GWB recently? It's legal
, though they make it sound like it's teeming with pedestrian.
posted by exhilaration
on Apr 30, 2006 -
I want to bike all the way around Lake Ontario, starting in Toronto and heading East. I have questions! [more inside]
posted by loquax
on Apr 23, 2006 -
Help me pick a bicycle. I'm currently riding a bmx'er with 20" wheels. My days of jumping over stuff and doing table tops are over. I need a really good multi-purpose bike. [more inside]
posted by snsranch
on Apr 11, 2006 -
How do I make my bike less attractive to thieves? (Plus, other NYC biking questions.) [more inside]
posted by hooray
on Mar 22, 2006 -
BikeFilter: I live in a small but bustling city outside of a much larger one. For minor errands, I prefer biking over driving (when possible). So why do I have to bike on the road instead of on the sidewalk (it's a ticketable offense here)? [more inside]
posted by Sinner
on Jul 11, 2005 -
Recently upgraded to a newer bike, with clipless pedals. I realized that these are great for riding, but what about just tooling around town - is there such a thing as an adaptor for regular shoes? [more inside]
posted by caution live frogs
on Apr 17, 2005 -
Okay, you can laugh a little bit. I'm 24, I moved to a more urban area a year ago, and I want to learn how to ride a bike to get around the city. [more inside]
posted by patgas
on Mar 21, 2005 -
JacketFilter: I live in the UK where it rains all the time, but I like to hike and bike so I'd like to upgrade my jacket to one with features that let one stay cool while active (such as breathable fabric and pit/core zips), but still has many pockets. [mi] [more inside]
posted by grouse
on Nov 11, 2004 -
New Motorcycle Leathers
I'm in the hunt for a new set of biking leathers (not necessarily leather but full coverage is preferred. i.e. not just a jacket). Can anyone make any recommendations on what's worked for them? And (perhaps more importantly) what to avoid?
Also, has anyone tried any of the new Scorpion EXO helmets? Any feedback would be great!
posted by fenriq
on Oct 25, 2004 -
Can someone please explain why the Tour de France begins in Liege, Belgium?
posted by graventy
on Jul 22, 2004 -
I'd like to bicycle more, and would love to commute to work on bike. However, the most direct route to work is up a 35-40 MPH road. Are there any software packages for mapping that allow me to make routes that exclude certain roads, so I can exclude the heavily traffic routes.
posted by benjh
on May 1, 2004 -
In keeping up with trying to get back into shape and the coming of warmer times here in the midwest, I am looking to purchase a bike. Haven't bought one in decades and I am getting a bit bewildered by the vast selection out there. Any suggestions on a mid-priced bike for riding on city streets with the occasional foray into state park trails? I'm also fairly poor in the "upkeep" department, so some kind of rugged workhorse would be preferable.
posted by sharksandwich
on Mar 20, 2004 -
I'm headed to Paris and would like to do some bicycling (in and out of the city). Any suggested destinations, Internet resources and cheap bike rentals? I'm not interested in joining one of those expensive group tours.
posted by sixpack
on Mar 17, 2004 -