Bike and Roll: Waterfront Central Park

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We love a stroll, too. But if you really want to see Central Park in a day (and trust us: you really will!), Bike and Roll's scenic tour is the way to go. Bonus: Cover all 843 acres and you can eat as much of that famous NY pizza as you want.
  • Adult gate price $50.00
  • Child gate price $35.00
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Being in one of the nation’s largest cities does not make it impossible to enjoy the great outdoors. Breathe in some fresh air and experience New York City in an environmentally friendly manner on your next trip. Skip the cab ride or bus tour, and opt instead for a tour of Central Park by bike! Not only will you feel invigorated and work off all the deli food you’ll be eating on your trip, but you’ll be able to take in some of the city’s most beautiful sights. Views of the Hudson River and the famous Manhattan skyline greet you while biking along the city’s new Greenway Bike Path.

Bike and Roll Central Park Tours provide you with an experienced tour guide who will roll you around to your heart’s content before leading you to New York’s green zone: Central Park. 843 acres of bike-friendly lanes that run almost the length of Manhattan make for an incredible workout and memorable tour. Stop at such sites as Strawberry Fields, a 2.5 acre section of the park in memoriam of the legendary John Lennon, named after his hit song. After you pause in remembrance, make your way to the stunning Belvedere Castle, a Victorian-style structure built in 1869 atop Central Park’s Vista Rock, the highest point in the park, which has a fantastic view. Built of grey granite, the castle has an eclectic past, having been completed under the infamous Tammany Hall political organization, and later housing the New York Meteorological Observatory. In 1983 the building’s beauty and potential were realized by the Central Park Conservancy and has been open to the public since.

Also noteworthy on this distinctive bike tour of Central Park is a stop at the Shakespeare Garden. Traditionally, Shakespeare Gardens contain plants mentioned in Shakespearean works such as mulberry trees and wild thyme, and are often used to perform Shakespearean plays and other theatrical works. Planted in 1916, this garden is very close to the Delacorte Theater, home to the New York Shakespeare Festival.

No fitness center in your hotel? Bring the whole family and bike yourself tired while seeing some of the city’s most photogenic spots. Bike and Roll is suitable for people of all fitness levels and ages, provided they are able to ride a bike. Enjoy light refreshments before throwing in the helmet and calling it a very fulfilling day.

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[2 of 3 customers found this review helpful]

fun ride in the sun
By IBK Verified Reviewer from Bermuda on
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Bike and Roll Central Park and the Greenway Tour:

we received lots of information's about the park and some additional about NYC, we did not know even after stopping by every year, great guide, she was very friendly and was able to tell us a lot, I can recommend this tour.

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[21 of 22 customers found this review helpful]

A great first-time visit to Central Park
By David from Paris, France on
Pros:
See quaint neighborhoods, Family oriented, Unique perspective, Excellent guides
Cons:
Some hills tough for kids,
Best Uses:
Unique activity,
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Bike and Roll Central Park and the Greenway Tour:

A neat way to see most all of Central Park in one fell swoop. Experienced and friendly guides that look after you, even chasing down your wayward kids that get off the tour by mistake (Word of advice : show some class by not playing it cheap and walking away without tipping the guides, they've earned it and deserve to know it). Our 7 year old was better off in a tag-a-long, as some hills could be a challenge for young riders. Keep that in mind, as you don't want to hold up the rest of the group. Group sizes though are small, approx 10 to a guide.

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Bike and Roll: Waterfront Central Park Details

  • Seasonal attraction
Phone: 212-260-0400
Address
557 12th Ave. and W 43rd St., Pier 84, Hudson River Park,
New York, NY 10036
Hours
Shop opens at 9:00 am. Tour departs daily at 2:00 pm, check in at 1:45 pm.
Tours offered April-November (weather permitting).
Note
Your rental also includes a helmet, bike lock, and water bottle. Tours are two hours long.
Closings
Thanksgiving through March 15 (weather permitting) and July 4.
May be closed major U.S. holidays.
  • Seasonal
  • Good for families
  • Parking available
  • Restaurant or snack bar
  • Restrooms
  • No disabled access
  • Reservations required

Directions and Transportation

Address
557 12th Ave. and W 43rd St., Pier 84, Hudson River Park,
New York, NY 10036
Public Transportation
By Subway: A,C, E to 42nd St., walk west.
By Water Taxi: Water Taxi to W. 44th St.
By Bus: M42 Crosstown West.
Driving Directions
12th Avenue to the W44th Street exit. Turn west into the Circle Line turnaround. the parking garage entrance is on the right.

Admission and Offer Information

Reservation required

Reservation Required

All passengers MUST make reservations at least 2 days in advance by calling 212-260-0400. Confirmation will be received at the time of booking.

This tour is available only from the Bike and Roll location at Pier 84, Hudson River Park (557 12th Ave. and W 43rd St.). Please arrive no later than 15 minutes before tour departure.

Helmets are provided and required.

Be sure to get your Go Select Pass back from the staff as you will need it to access your other attractions.

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