Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Maplewood, NJ
Bikes: EPX 303 (You probably never heard of it)
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Originally Posted by TrukTek2
As a newbie registering for my first NYC Bike tour, (May 1st) I was hoping to get tips/suggestions from my fellow New Yorkers. How inconvenient is it to take a bike on the subway that day? Should I park the day prior on Staten Island so I can drive home? If so, is parking difficult there? Are the rest stops relatively close or far from each other? Any ideas would be welcome, as the day is soon approaching..........
Where do you live? If you live in New Jersey, you can drive to Jersey City and take a Water Taxi over to Battery Park. The Subways will not be bad at 6AM, but at the end of the ride, it may be a different story. After the ferry ride back into Manhattan, you will share the Subway with Sunday afternoon commuters. It could be a bit tight.
As for parking on Staten Island, you could do that. If you park in the lots adjacent to the ferry terminals, you should be okay. Just give yourself extra time to get to Staten Island, make the ferry schedue, and get to the start on time. (I tried it one year and we were very late because of the ferry schedule). Now I drive to Jersey City or Hoboken and Water Taxi over.
Its a nice intro ride. 42 miles with EVERYBODY. So slow down and take your time. Bring food to eat on the way and money to purchase food at Ft. Wadsworth. Enjoy the ride.