Monday, July 26
My all time favorite ride in NY (so far) has always been to Fort Tilden. Theres a sense of accomplishment getting to the beach and plopping on the sand after an hour plus long ride.
Directions: So basically from Brooklyn, you just take Ocean Parkway Av straight down to Brighton Beach. You make a left on Neptune Av, and theres an opening RIGHT BEFORE the Shore Parkway! **Do Not Ride On the Highway!**
Then you follow the Green Way bike trail as seen above.
You'll also ride pass Floyd Bennett Field-- and if you have time, you should visit! It's NY's first municipal airport.
At one point while youre riding on the bike path, youll hit EZ Pass. Just cross the street, and continue on to the bike path on Marine Parkway Bridge on the right hand side.
And youre almost there! Just keep riding straight after the bridge and you can finally...
plop down and enjoy the sun!
Of course, after being sun baked and swimming I never say no to taking the ferry back to Manhattan.Thank you NYCity Water Taxi. Drops you off at South St Seaport, Pier 11.
*THERE is a concession stand at Fort Tilden for wimpy weiners and flat burgers. I say pack your own lunch and just buy Gatorade at the stand. And BYOB. Its like $6 for one can of Corona.