NYC MOUNTAIN BIKE BLOG



This is a blog for a group of outdoor-oriented NYC-area residents to post thoughts and pictures on the latest weekend mountain bike outings. As a group, we've discovered that we're lucky not only live in or near an amazing city, but also to have access to an amazing variety of natural scenery. Biking happens to be the way our group accesses our natural surroundings. Hope this inspires the reader to 'get out there'! - Carl Kulo (blog creator)


Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Prospect Park Brooklyn



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

22 comments:

  1. That is not a "single track trail"

    http://www.prospectpark.org/visit/plan/safety

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  2. Mountain bikes aren't allowed on the hiking trails in Van Cortlandt Park. I've already seen several near-accidents where the bicyclist was at fault and just rode away without so much as an apology or even a backward glance. You guys might hate drivers for the lack of consideration you get on the roads, but remember that you are no better than the biggest asshole driver when you ride where you're not supposed to be or are not expected. Don't complain if you get a stick in your front spokes.

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    1. Ken you are an angry man - take more vacation time and stop being such a dick.

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    2. It's been 4 years ken...are you still a dick?

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  3. Any hints on where to find the trails?

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  4. Check out Prospect Park next to the zoo

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  5. Next to the zoo its called the pit and its destroyed by parks all the time And ruf comes through and does more damage ruf ruthless unknown force ,anyway bottom line sean and rob build the jumps and berms for nothing by the time you get there they are gone dont waste your time and if you meet sean or rob get away quick youll end up with a damged if not non rideable bike and they will end up getting you into police drama be wise there are better places .like Cunningham or vancourtland have fun look for ghost always a good ride
    with him youll know when you meet ghost very knowledgeable of the city trails and always on the trails

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