Central Park

Wonderful Central Park

Central Park

Can you imagine that the first-ever public park in America now occupies real estate with the recent estimated value of 528 billion dollars. Even for all that money, New Yorkers would never dream of selling their precious Central Park.

In 1858 a competition to design the park was won by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux. Their Greensward plan seduced the judging panel with winding paths, large open spaces, and many places for people to admire the scenery (and each other), which appealed to their affluent sensibilities. By the time Central Park was finally completed in 1873, it had transformed a swampy site with rocky terrain into a landscaped masterpiece.

25,000 trees. 280 species of birds. 3 formal gardens. One of the most pleasant ways to see Central Park is by bicycle. Rent a bike and travel through as much of the 843 acres as you like. The outer park drive will take you on a journey of just over six miles. Looking for more or less? cutting across various paths that splinter off the main drag, makes the trip as long or short as you want it.

Pro tip: to avoid collisions on the drives, remember to head counter-clockwise.

New York Pass offers great deals on Central Park Bicycle Tours, as well as free entry to 80 Attractions in New York City.

New York Pass
 You can also rent bikes directly from Bike Rental Central Park – www.bikerentalcentralpark.com/

Central Park

Central Park

Soulcycle

SoulCycle

Soulcycle
Long walks in New York will give you plenty of exercise but you also need variations so why not join a pass of SoulCycle while you are there.

This is great training! A SoulCycle ride delivers an intents full-body workout in a fun and energizing atmosphere. Not only will you burn calories and get your heart pumping, but you will also work your core and tone your upper body.

SoulCycle are on 4 locations in New York:
Upper West Side – Upper East Side – Union Square – Tribeca

www.soul-cycle.com

SoulCycle

Summer Streets

Get on a bike and enjoy New York

Summer Streets
This summer Citi Bike will provide 10 000 robust bicycles at 600 stations in Manhattan and Brooklyn. Each station consists of a kiosk with a touch-screen, a map of the system, and docks into which durable bikes are securely locked and held until hired for rental.
To ride you must first purchase access, available for 24-Hours, 7-Days or Annually.
www.citibikenyc.com

If you happen to be in New York in August you will have even more opportunities for a car free ride.
During the Summer Streets Event major roads including Park Avenue are shut to traffic over three weekends in August.

Free bikes New York

Cykla i New York

Bicycle in New York

Cykla i New York
Rental bikes are already a popular feature in cities like Paris and Copenhagen. This summer it´s New York’s turn to get more than 10 000 rental bikes to be deployed at 600 sites around the city.

Central Park is an obvious place to ride but you can also ride along the Hudson River, from Battery Park in Downtown all the way up to Harlem.

Download a bike map over New York here.

If you happen to live in New York the Bowery Lane Bicycles is the place to buy your bike from. Handmade bikes of top quality. All bike materials is taken from local suppliers and the whole bike is bolted together by bicycle makers who lives in New York.

www.bowerylanebicycles.com

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Jogga i New York

Go jogging along the river

Jogga i New York
Here are two nice jogging tracks, both with river views.

Hudson Riverfront Park – the place to choose for running if you live in on the west side of Manhattan and around Chelsea, West Village, Tribeca and Meatpacking.

The other jogging track is perfect if you are based in the Lower East Side. The you run just down to the River and along East River Waterfront Park/Esplanade. Just follow the jogging track and it will take you under Brooklyn Bridge.

East River
East River Esplanade

Jogga i Central Park

Jogging in Central Park

Jogga i Central ParkCentral Park is a wonderful respite in otherwise pretty chaotic New York.
There is a large pond in the park which is named after Jackie Kennedy Onassis. She used to jog around the pond.

Follow her track and combine it with great photo opportunities. The jogging trail offers great views of the grand building and beautiful settings, especially when you get to the northern side and look south.

The jogging track is about 2. 5 km long, so it´s up to you to choose how many rounds you want to do.

You can reach the pond from 90th street & 5th Avenue.

Central Park

Biking in New York

Rent a bike and get around New York in this delightful way.

There are actually quite a lot of bike trails and parks to get through and you will experience New York on a completely different way.

You can choose from guided tours or biking on your own. Bike and Roll offers bicycle rentals at five different locations in Manhattan.

One rental is based on Pier 84 at Hudson River Park on the west side, another is based on Columbus Circle at Central Park, a third is based on the Riverside Park up on the Upper West Side, one rental is located at Battery Park and another is at Tavern on the Green inside the Central Park.

Look at their website for opening hours and prices. Some places are not open during the winter.
www.bikeandroll.com