Tag along with me and let's cycle Summer Streets, the annual celebration of New York City’s most valuable public space — our streets. If you're not familiar with Mayor Bloomberg's ongoing program, for three Saturdays each Summer nearly seven miles of NYC’s streets are cleared of automobile traffic and opened for people to play, walk, bike, and breathe.
The route stretches from the Brooklyn Bridge up to 72nd Street and into Central Park, running along Park Avenue and numerous connecting streets. This event is part bike tour, part walking tour, part block party — a great time for exercise, people watching, or just enjoying the Summer morning. There will be many free activities and vendors along the route for us to stop and explore, including a rock climbing wall at Spring Street, zip lining at Foley Square, bike helmet giveaways at 51st Street, and much, much more.
Once we reach Central Park, we'll do a loop or two and head back along the Hudson River Greenway to our starting point.
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