Bike Around the City
Everyone knows that New Yorkers are always on the move. And there are plenty of ways to get around the city, from riding the subway to gliding the ferries. But one way to travel is growing in popularity thanks to its convenience and enjoyability. If you want to get from your Midtown West apartment to your meeting Downtown quickly — and completely stress free — cycling is the best way to go. Residents of the 555TEN luxury rentals will find it easier than ever to explore the city on two wheels. Not only do these no-fee rentals provide access to in-house amenities that would please any cyclist, they’re also located in close proximity to some of the best bike trails, shops, and rentals in the city.
Whether you favor a casual weekend ride or find yourself using your bike every day, 555TEN has you covered. There is storage for your ride and a full-service bike station to tend to your beloved two-wheeler’s needs, so you’ll never find yourself dealing with a flat tire right before your epic ride up the Hudson. With several dedicated bike lanes in Hell’s Kitchen, it’s hard to find a reason not to take your bike to that brunch date.
However, some days call for a longer ride. The Hudson River Greenway features 11 miles of beautiful, well-kept trails. Riding along the river in the fall is the best way to take in the changing leaves, as well as some of the city’s most memorable sights, including Riverside Park and the historic Little Red Lighthouse. This dedicated bike-only “highway” stretches from The Battery up to the George Washington Bridge. But riders wanting to cover even greater distances will eventually find themselves able to access upstate New York on the Empire State Trail, and the coastline by following parts of the East Coast Greenway.
But you don’t have to travel upstate for an epic bike ride. Central Park has three long-distance routes to explore, ranging from six miles and up. With carefree weekends, holidays, and select hours during the week, riders can set their own pace for exploring the many sights of this incredible park, including Belvedere Castle, the Harlem Meer, and Strawberry Fields. Just make sure you keep your late-night riding to a minimum, as the park is closed from 1 a.m. to 6 a.m.
All that riding can be hard on a bike, but if you find yourself in need of a replacement, or just a new basket and bell, you can pedal over to Danny’s Cycles or Enoch’s Bikes, both on 10th Avenue, just blocks from 555TEN. Both shops are great for renting or repairs, or for purchasing a new cycle. But if you’re feeling a bit less committed, there are five Citi Bike stations just blocks away from your luxury rental. Whether you’ve been training for the Tour de France or simply nurturing biking aspirations since that time you got stuck on the subway for two hours while commuting to the East Side, 555TEN is the perfect home for those chasing their two-wheeled dreams. There has never been a better time (or place) for cyclists.