226 W 150th st.
45 W 139th St
40 Pinehurst Ave.
Photo By: Mathew Henry
Blog by Bohemia Agent - Mike Boyman
As an avid #Uptown cyclist, I'm always looking for new bike routes to explore. This is in spite of the constant lectures from friends and family about the dangers of biking in NYC. From the crazy cabbies and giant pot holes, to the hyper-aggressive pedestrians and perpetually blocked bike lanes, NYC is no joke. Then this perception got no help from the movie Premium Rush, whose protagonist (Played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt) is a daredevil bike messenger tempting fate with each pedal stroke - not to mention he removes his brakes because they quote "not needed".
What most people don't realize, however, is how far removed biking uptown is from the crazy rush through midtown. As uptown residents, we have access to routes which completely avoid cars and happen to be some of the most picturesque and well-maintained stretches of road in the five boroughs. Here are some of the highlights: