Tuesday, April 13, 2010
One of the down sides of living in NYC and loving mountain biking, is the inability to just do a quick after-work trail ride. Sure, I often commute by bike, or do laps in Central Park, but it's not the same.
So when a fellow NYC-MTBer offered an after-work ride at the single track trails of Prospect Park in Brooklyn, I was eager to join. I rode from the UWS down the west side bike path, across the Brooklyn Bridge, to Prospect Park. I met up with three other guys, Simon, Jaret, and Russ. Simon and Jaret, who rode these trails before. They took off like bullets, and really set a fast pace over lots of rolling, single track that intersect the main paved and unpaved paths of the busy Park. It was a really perfect training ride!
Now I can say I've mountain biked single track trails in all 5 boroughs of NYC, including:
* Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx
* Cunningham Park in Queens
* Wolfe Pond Park in Staten Island
* Highbridge Park in Manhattan
* Prospect Park in Brooklyn