Tag: bike ride

Fun Things To Do On Randall’s Island

There are so many fun activities found on Randall’s Island located in the East River right between the New York City boroughs of Queens and Manhattan.  Below are 10 great activities for you to try on the weekend or after work.  

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Incredible Bike Ride in Putnam and Westchester Counties

Have you ever stood on the Metro-North train platform on a Saturday morning and seen groups of people looking like they are ready for a bike race?  They are most likely heading upstate to take advantage of a number of bike paths and trails found just outside the city.  

One of these rides begins in Brewster, NY.  Metro-North runs approximately once at hour on the weekends to this town in Putnam County.  From the train station, it is one mile to the entrance and start of the Putnam Trailway.

Are Lime Bikes Available in New York City?

Lime Bikes, the dockless bike-sharing company has not yet made its way into New York City.  Lime is among a number of start-ups all vying to get into the city.  Current options in the city remain docked Citi bikes and bike rentals around NYC.  However, I am excited for the future prospect of the on-demand model as well as a mixture of pedal and electric scooters and bikes.

Biking the South County Trailway

The South County Trailway is a relatively flat, well maintained trail that was part of the Old Putnam Railway line.  It is one of 4 segments from the train’s path that have been repurposed for public use.  The trail starts at the top of Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx and continues north for just under 15 miles.

Summer Travel to Lake Annecy

Spoiled for choice is the best way to describe Annecy in the Savoy region of France.  A year-round travel destination with unlimited activities ranging from swimming and hiking to cross country and downhill skiing (and everything in-between.)

I went at the start of summer and spent 5 days taking in as many outdoor activities as possible.

Hard Workout Along the Hudson River Greenway

Picture a path in the city that is both scenic and not congested with tourists and residents.  A place like this exists on the Hudson River Greenway if you start at 125th street in Manhattan and head north.

You can access the path right off the 1 train at the 125th street subway stop.  Walk a few minutes west past Dinosaur BBQ and Fairway Grocery store and you will be met with a panoramic view of the Hudson River and New Jersey.