If you tried to buy a bike in Brooklyn last summer during quarantine like me, you know that sales were backed up for months.
There were waitlists. With 300 miles of dedicated bike lanes, bike paths, and car-free greenways to choose from (more than any other borough!), bicycling seemed like the perfect thing to get us outside, while still staying safe.
There’s no better way to do that in Brooklyn than in the saddle, creating your own breeze on two wheels. Explore your own neighborhood, ride America’s oldest bike path (opened in 1894), or bike sections of one of the most ambitious city projects to date: the as-yet-incomplete Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway.
As Brooklyners well know, once the sun comes out, we burst out of our homes and apartments like commuters leaving a subway car that’s been… befouled.
So whether you own skin-tight spandex, padded shorts, and follow the Tour de France with all the excitement of a Nets championship, or are simply thinking about renting a City Bike for a day, Brooklyn has got you covered. Grab your helmet, fill up your water bottle, and get ready to explore the top eight most breathtaking bike routes in Brooklyn.