DaCity - Trail, Manhattan, York

DaCity - Trail, Manhattan, York

DESCRIPTION

The city was a great place for me to learn how to ride. I have survived being hit by a city bus, a taxi, a cop car and several unmarked white vans that drive like maniacs. The best part is running over shoppers with lots of bags who cross the street against the light. Ride with several friends @ night and visit China town. There you can purchase M-80's(the real ones) and throw them of a bridge. The Manhattan usually has a lane closed for construction. Don't try to Cross the Verazano's The cops in the toll booth on the Staten Island side will rip you a new asshole. The city is great run red lights do the trails in Central Park. Visit the Cemetary on top of the Hill in Prospect Park. Have fun don't get your bike stollen while wating to cross the street when a bunch of kids come up to you( that goes out to my little brother)I know I can't spell.

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[Jun 15, 2012]
Life in Prizm
Cross Country Rider

There are few places in this country that have the variety and pace of the island of Manhattan. If you're able to hold a 20 mph pace and have it in you to sprint past 30, then you can operate on the street.

If not, dont worry. You have an enormous amount of city-run parks that are not paced on the velocity of motor vehicles. Central Park (which can be a day in itself), Battery Park, the East River Jogging trail, Hudson Greenway, Highbridge, Inwood Hill... I could go on.

Streets are a grid formation in all but the oldest parts of the city, running east/west, with avenues north/south. Follow all the rules of the road, keep your bearings, watch for doors. A door will kill you faster than any car. Recently stopped cars are your only warning. You see car stopping in front of you, you stop or you get Doored.

This is, put simply, the greatest bike ride of your life. Your body will be in a shivering adrenaline high for your entire trip. Your handling skills will be tested to their absolute limits, on the bleeding edge of of absolute chaos.

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For athletic beginners, Central Park is a great place to take your road bike and hammer for hours in relative shade. You can use an XC bike like we do, but in the Park, the roadie is in his element. Central Park is great beause as it's name implies, it is located smack in the middle of the island. It's also great becaue you can never really run out of water. You also never seem to run out of time there, either.

For sightseers, go to the battery. The southern tip of Manhattan is wonderful for it's beautiful sights, top-class restaurants, our new big pointy building, Statue of Liberty, Pier 17 and the South St. Seaport, and the Intrepid (which, as of summer 2012, has the shuttle Enterprise displayed on it's deck).

For meat-and-potato types, the streets are essentially your oyster. Stay fast, obey the rules, wear a lid, and keep your eyes on a swivel. Manhattan is more a game of handling skill than all-out speed and experience here is a must. This is a city, these are motor vehicle roads and you weigh collectively zilch. Be prepared to come home a different kind of dirty after sucking exhaust for a whole day. You will come home a different kind of cyclist, as well.

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Your choice of bicycle is not as strict here, as long as you're choosing with common sense. These roads operate heavy traffic 24 hours a day, every day. Skinny wheels get ruined here, but are used anyway. 26" wheels are your best bet and get yourself some nice street rubber. Get the bike running properly. You need brakes.

The 'ideal' bike will have a flat bar and be of sturdy construction. You can bring your high-dollar bikes here, but you cannot leave them anywhere. You also may not bring any bicycle into any shop (the subway is fine) unless it's a bike shop. You will see some good midrange bikes covered in duct tape or spray painted to look undistinguishable. In the parks and dotting the streets, you will find the bright paintjobs of bikes (and riders, for that matter) that are worth money. These bikes are usually in transit to one of the parks and are not going to be left anywhere for any period of time.

You find just simply the hugest variety of bikes here, from sixty year old English Raleighs to the blingingest fixie to the most ratty looking late model Yeti on this good earth.

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5
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4
[Oct 21, 2009]
Jersey
Racer

Your a tool... mow down your own cop... I wanna ride LOL...... its the ragheads that are out to get you... the drive own and have cross hairs on the Taxi cab's.... if you can ride,dodge,jump, and stop for a dirty water dog WITH red onion sauce.. there in NO place you cant ride and survive

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directly at them, and then dodge at the last second

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closest hospital for food poisoning and road rash

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5
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5
[Dec 25, 2006]
drs140t
Downhiller

Riding in NYC is a great way to test your reflexes. So many spots to session uptown,midtown,and downtown. Always keep your head up,and watch those cars!

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5
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5
[Dec 25, 2006]
drs140t
Downhiller

Riding in NYC is a great way to test your reflexes. So many spots to session uptown,midtown,and downtown. Always keep your head up,and watch those cars!

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5
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5
[Oct 09, 2006]
andy smith
Cross Country Rider

Do not attempt to ride Mtn. bikes(or any other bike for that matter)on the trails in Central Park,specifically the Ramble. The Central Park Rangers WILL CONFISCATE YOUR BIKES. IT'S A TOTAL BUMMER BUT TRUST ME IT'S NOT COOL TO RIDE THERE.

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Ride the dirt trail with the horses known as the "Bridal Path'.

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2
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2
[Aug 16, 2006]
iCrashed
Cross Country Rider

A great place to ride. Plenty of oppurtunities to jump. It is mostly flat. Try to ride at the south tip. The streets were built by the dutch, and many are barely wide enough for 1 car to pass through. there is also a nice park to ride in down there. While your at it, mow down a few cops for me. Also keep off the sidewalks and out of harlen if you know whats good for you. Dont leave you bike for a second, even locked. I gave it a fives for outrunning taxis,rideing in between lanes, and hanging on to a bus rearview mirror for a boost.

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Over the GWB towards downtouwn.

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Central Park

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5
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5
[Jul 28, 2005]
Cycleogical
Cross Country Rider

You better come strong to ride in NYC - All the reviews prior summed it up nicely; don't blink is right! Riding these streets provide me with an adrenaline rush unlike any singltrack I've ever ridden. Potholes, Cabs and Peds make steep downhill descent at high speed laughable. Hands down THE BEST way to see the city and experience a 'REAL' aspect of NYC that they don't include in the tour guides. If you can master these streets and this urban jungle, you can ride ANYWHERE - Respect to all the messengers and commuters in NYC.

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Manhattan Bride North is by far the best bridge path to take - clean, easy and hardly any peds! Explore Brooklyn and Prospect Park and forget the hype of Manhattan for a bit.

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5
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4
[May 17, 2005]
MaximusNukeage
Weekend Warrior

I live in northern manhattan and from experiance i can say that loths of the supposedly """paved""" roada are in need of repair and are at times alot like technical unpaved trails. cars, crime, and cops many dangers abound. check it out its an adventure.

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All roads leat to NYC

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5
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2
[Jun 17, 2000]
Steve

2nd ave is a blast in traffic test your skills but make your presence known don't get flattened, rippin up 6 ave is a rush to (this trail not for the faint hearted,wear your brain bucket and watch for jay's stepping out from between cars ,there not watching for you!)see ya out there!..

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northern blvd-59st/queens boro bridge -down 2nd ave-pit stop at 34st (Sid's bike shop bet. 2nd-3rd)fly down to the battery back up 6 ave to Central P.

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Forest Park, the only good off road in NYC.

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[Jun 23, 2000]
Beavis

If you like cheating death, bike NYC! Sure, there are places you can ride safely, like central park. The Brooklyn Bride is short, but you can't beat the view and you get a couple of fair climbs and descents if you go over and back. The best part is, the bikers have taught the pedestrians some respect for the bike lane on the bridge. Unlike in the rest of NYC, the peds stay out of your way.

Go for the streets. Drivers don't respect you, pedestrians can't even see you, and there's so much going on that its impossible to keep track of it all. Its one huge fluid, and potentially deadly obstacle course (a nice fellow took a shot at me once in Harlem - mostly for fun). Don't be fooled by the bike lanes. You know, the ones that have you riding right next to the parked cars - the cars with idiots in them opening the doors as you fly by. I only had to get tagged once to learn that lesson. Go ahead and claim your own lane like another car. I've always been able to keep up with traffic. If they aren't crowded, feel free to make use of the sidewalks. Dodge cars and people while you check out the city. Make sure your helmet's on tight and your insurance is paid up.

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Ride wherever the little voice in your head tells you to go.

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4
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