No trip to New York City is complete without a bike ride in Central Park -- beautiful, relaxing, unique, and filled with enough world-class sites to drain your camera battery!
Central Park, the first landscaped park in the United States, is one of the most famous urban green spaces in the world as well as one of the best bike rides you'll ever take! Spanning 843 acres of world-famous sites, Central Park boasts a wide variety of spots to relax, exercise, and explore, with all the top attractions easily accessible by bike.
Designed in 1857 by Frederick Law Olmsted, this urban oasis offers something to see around every corner. Highlights include the Central Park Zoo, Bethesda Fountain, Loeb Boathouse, Onassis Reservoir, Conservatory Gardens, Shakespeare Garden, Bow Bridge, and Belvedere Castle.
One of the great draws to biking in Central Park, apart from the amazing scenery, is that the main paths throughout the park are often closed to car traffic. The main drive is closed to car traffic weekdays from 10am-3pm and 7pm-7am, and all day on weekends/holidays. This ensures a relaxed riding experience for the whole family, all ages and ability levels.