Monday, October 25, 2010
We decided to take the kids to Central Park yesterday for a family ride. We drove in and found a spot on 10th Ave and 78th. We biked across 78th on the generous bike lane, along with 10 or so other leisure cyclists heading to Central Park. We realized we could have easily taken the train and biked up the West Side if we did not have the kids with us. With our kids ages 5 and 8, it was more manageable to drive and park.
It was perfect weather for an outing to Central Park, the fall foliage at its peak. The park gracefully hosts droves of cyclists of all abilities, free from the noise and dangers of vehicular traffic. The kids had the best time taking the road- my son exclaiming, "Weee, I'm free!" as he flew down a hill, catching up to a few cyclists in training. We did the entire loop in two hours and the kids loved it. If a congested city like New York can manage a successful bike infrastructure, (with protected cycling routes that link the parks) then we have hope to do the same for our suburban towns. In the meantime, I have now the NYC bike Route Map- for our next family outing into the city, since we'll be bringing our bikes. http://www.nycbikemaps.com/maps/nyc-bike-map/
Posted by camilla at Monday, October 25, 2010
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