Bike NYC: The Cyclist's Guide to New York City

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With an average of 236,000 New Yorkers biking per day, Bike NYC is the definitive guide to bicycling culture in the city’s fastest growing mode of transportation from the authors of the popular BikeBlogNYC.com. Part guidebook, photo essay, history and human-interest story, this book offers instructions for a dozen rides led by seasoned tour guides through all of the five boroughs. Rediscover the city and its biking culture through:

     • A scenic trip ...

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Overview

With an average of 236,000 New Yorkers biking per day, Bike NYC is the definitive guide to bicycling culture in the city’s fastest growing mode of transportation from the authors of the popular BikeBlogNYC.com. Part guidebook, photo essay, history and human-interest story, this book offers instructions for a dozen rides led by seasoned tour guides through all of the five boroughs. Rediscover the city and its biking culture through:

     • A scenic trip up the Hudson during the peak of the fall foliage
     • A Halloween night ride through the brownstones of Brooklyn to the parallel universe of the Kensington mansions
     • NYC bike clubs such as the Classic Rider
     • Front row seats to the Alley Cat races

With extras such as maps, safety tips, bike shop rankings, public bathroom locations, accessories, and fashion dos and don’ts, Bike NYC is the essential guide for urban cyclists.

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Sightseeing by bicycle is a great way to cover a lot of ground and still feel the pulse of New York City. Bike tour guides Blackman and Ed Glazer and Michael Green (founder, BikeBlogNYC.com) cover nine routes designed to provide both tourist highlights and local insider knowledge. The book is replete with interesting historical tidbits, as well as information on local restaurants, on-route bike shops, and traffic conditions. It reads like an engaging tour guide's script, but it will be difficult to parse out this information while riding; most notably missing are ride cue sheets and clear maps one might expect from a cycling guidebook. VERDICT This guidebook's strength is the wealth and variety of information about the city and its history. Not well designed for use en route, it is recommended for trip planning and research. Though it's somewhat dated, riders may prefer the clarity and brevity of Phil Harrington's Short Bike Rides in and Around New York City.—Sheila Kasperek, Mansfield Univ. of Pennsylvania Lib.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781616083137
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
  • Publication date: 7/5/2011
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 1,365,287
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 6.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Ed Glazar has been riding bikes for most of his life—from the ditches and BMX tracks of east Texas to the streets of New York City. Glazar’s bag of street cred includes several years of experience as a bike courier and a dispatcher, and most recently as a New York City bike tour guide. He has been taking pictures for more than ten years.

Marci Blackman has cycled through Europe, across the United States from San Francisco to the Outer Banks of North Carolina, and through the high octane, traffic-snarled streets of New York City. Blackman writes and lives in Queens and works as a bicycle tour guide for Central Park Bike Tours.

Michael Green is the founder of BikeBlogNYC.com, one of the key resources for urban cycling in New York and around the world. Michael has been quoted in the New York Times and has been interviewed by New York Magazine, Time Out New York, The Village Voice, CBS, and several radio programs elsewhere.

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