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How to get bike from NJ to NYC?

Old 07-11-09, 03:29 PM
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How to get bike from NJ to NYC?

I'm from the Boston area and I'm in Seacuacus, NJ for another week and a half because I'm doing my Paremedic training with the FDNY paramedics. I brought my bike here, but I'm trying to figure out a good way to get my bike from Seacuacus to NYC and back to explore the city and hit up some polo games. NJ transit does not have bike racks on thier buses that go to the port authority. I was wondering if anyone knows anything about the ferries. What are some prices and do they allow bikes on them?
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Old 07-11-09, 03:39 PM
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how far is it? can you just ride there?
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Old 07-11-09, 03:49 PM
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Train?
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Old 07-11-09, 03:51 PM
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there is no train that goes from NJ to NYC, MTA-wise. I don't know about amtrak or anything like that. I'm not from this area, so I don't know anything about this area. A ferry seems more logical and I get a decent view of the city.
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Old 07-11-09, 04:29 PM
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dude, there are lots of trains
most towns have a train station. you can either take a train to secaucus and transfer to another train to get to grand central nyc, or take the train directly to hoboken and take the path into the city. it'll cost you about $8
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NJ Transit trains go to Penn Station in NYC.
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Old 07-11-09, 04:37 PM
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there is a path train in hoboken, and ferries are right on the water in weehawken. you should be ale to bike there, easy.
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ride it.
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Old 07-12-09, 02:35 PM
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take the train from seacuacus to penn station. its no big deal bringing it on the train. people do that all the time.
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Old 07-12-09, 03:15 PM
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yup, take the train from seacaucus to penn station, as said before. it's all good.

personally, i take the train all the way down to hoboken (the next stop after seacaucus) and take the PATH trains in... I like starting downtown and going from there. Penn Station can be a crowded cluster**** at the wrong times.
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Old 07-12-09, 04:12 PM
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aww i was expecting many more "ride it there" posts...
o well
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Old 07-13-09, 04:32 PM
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I believe there's lots of ferries you could take to Manhattan from Jersey. I took the Governor's Island ferry last saturday and they had tons of bike rack space. My coworker also takes the ferry from jersey to work here everyday with his bike. Once in, you can take a bike map from any local bike shops, or go here:
http://www.nyc.gov/html/dot/html/bic...bikemaps.shtml

It'll tell you all the bike routes and greenways in nyc.
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Old 07-13-09, 07:38 PM
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if you can get to Hoboken or Jersey City there is the path trains. out there I would just put it on the train. done it many time myself w/o any hassle. the ferry is no fun, since the ticket is $6 one way plus an extra $1 for the bike. if you wanted to ride the whole way, the only option is the George Washington bridge.
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forget the ferry, path or nj transit all the way.
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Old 07-13-09, 08:46 PM
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You can put it in the luggage compartment on the underside of the bus.

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Old 07-13-09, 09:50 PM
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Riding across the George Washington bridge can be life changing... It is sometimes very beautiful.
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Weird, I live in Secaucus. Hit me up if you wanna ride while you're around.

But yeah, like everyone else said, you can ride to Secaucus Junction and there are about 5 trains going into NYC Penn Station every hour. You just can't take your bike in during the morning rush hour, or out in the evening rush. They'll also let you put it in the storage compartment under the bus, but that's a pain in the ass. Where are you staying?
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Old 07-13-09, 11:29 PM
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+1 it can't be more than 50 miles
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