Northeast - nyc highbridge park/LIRR/Subway
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06-07-08, 07:38 PM
Depending on my motivation in the morning I think I might jump on the LIRR with my bike and head into NYC to checkout the highbridge park MT bike trails. I already have the bike pass for the LIRR, but i was wondering is there access to the subways for bikes. Penn station is at 34th street....the park is at something like 190th. I rather not ride all the way there. I will if I have to I guess, but I would like to save my energy for the real riding.
Anyone have any info on this place.
06-07-08, 09:28 PM
You know the Puerto Rican Day parade is tomorrow.
don't know if it could affect your trip.
You can just catch the A Train or the #1 at 33/34 th and get off at Dyckman St. You're supposed to ride towards the rear of the train but nobody's ever made a point of that. Otherwise the subway has pretty much unrestricted bike access, 24/7 no permit required.
If you decide to ride just head west for the Manhattan Waterfront Greenway and ride it all the way to the end.
Oh I almost forgot. When you get on the subway, you can swipe your metro card at the special access gate and wave for the clerk to let you in.
06-11-08, 06:14 AM
Check out Transportation Alternatives site for additional info in NYC
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