- Speed round one of the world’s most celebrated city parks. Brilliant for people-watching and to escape the bustle of the city
- A full range of gastronomic experiences are available inside the park. Get your Eggs Benedict with the locals, or grab a coffee to go
- Cycle around for a couple of hours or spend a whole day exploring the park. It takes a lifetime to discover, so filling your time should be easy.
You want to be a part of it, New York, New York! But after a while all those honking taxi horns and crowded sidewalks can make your brain hurt. Enter Central Park, an emerald green oasis in the middle of the madness. Rent a bike by the hour and cruise this urban wilderness. Escape to Strawberry Fields, roll past lakes and lochs, sniff out the hotdog sellers, and become part of Manhattan. The city is yours.
Even though it's surrounded by high rises, Central Park remains a tranquil escape right in the center of the Empire City. A fascinating place for people watching, Central Park is also one of the world’s most-filmed locations. So exploring here on a bike is a unique chance to experience brand new spaces that will feel strangely familiar.
Take in sights like Tavern On The Green, a much-loved restaurant featured in Edward Scissorhands, Beaches and Ghostbusters (this was also where John Lennon held his birthday parties). Couples from movies Love Story and Serendipity got all mushy on the ice at the Wollman Skating Rink. The Bandshell was a pitstop for the brooding Hepburn in Breakfast At Tiffanys.
But even if you're not checking famous sights off your list, you'll find a day cycling around Central Park is an unrivaled opportunity to get a taste of the city’s diversity. You'll see suited city financiers mix with morning joggers, well-kept housewives manoeuvre around kickball practices, and more. For many New Yorkers, Central Park is where they come for recreation, relaxation, and refreshment.
Roll up and join in; you’ll find there’s more than enough to fill a whole day - or a couple of hours if your schedule’s packed.
56 West 56th street, New York, NY 10019
- You'll get your bike, a helmet, a lock and a basket, and hopefully good weather on the day!
- No insurance is included. This can be bought separately
- Simply show your mobile ticket and you'll be given your bike and helmet
- Meeting point: Pick up your bike at 56 West 56th street (between 5th and 6th ave)
- Central Park Sightseeing is located on 56th street, between 5th and 6th Avenue
- From the N, Q, and R subway lines: Exit MIdtown 57th/7th Avenue stop. The store is one block east
- From A, B, C, D, and 1 subway lines: Exit Columbus Circle stop. The store is located two blocks east and three blocks south
- From the E subway line: Exit 53rd Street stop. The store is Located three blocks north and two blocks west
- Children under 14 years old must wear a helmet. It's NY State law
- Bikes can be reserved by phone in advance
The staff had some difficulty finding my paid reservation even though I had given them my res #. We finally found it on my phone after some searching. Other than that, the bike was comfortable and in working order.
Good and efficient service, bikes were OK