Hitting the trails

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The boroughs offer hundreds of miles of paths and trails for biking.

(Eventually it will have 550 miles of on-street pathways and more than 300 miles of off-street greenways and paths). Just make sure you wear a bike helmet, bright reflective clothing and keep your eye out for pedestrians and other potential obstacles.

BRONX
Bronx River Greenway
Runs north from Bronx Park to 232nd Street, with a section in Soundview Park
Popular points: Bronx Park, Bronx River, Soundview Park

Hutchinson River Greenway
Runs from Pelham Parkway to Ferry Point Park
Popular points: Near the Bronx-Westchester County line to the Whitestone Bridge.

Mosholu Parkway Greenway
Runs northwest from Bronx Park into Westchester
Popular points: Bronx Park, Bronx Zoo, Mosholu Parkway

Pelham Bay Park Greenway
Runs on trails throughout Pelham Bay Park
Popular points: Pelham Bay Park

Pelham Parkway Greenway
Connects to Pelham Bay Park Greenway and extends to Bronx Park
Popular points: Pelham Bay Park, Bronx Park Zoo and Botanic Gardens ... Supposedly the least crowded trails in the city.

The Putnam Rail-Trail
A three-mile abandoned railroad corridor that runs between the Westchester County border and the Harlem River at 225th Street.
Popular points: Van Cortland Park, Major Deegan Expressway

Soundview Greenway
Within the 157-acre Soundview Park along the northern shore of the Bronx River near the East River and northern Queens.
Popular points: Colgate Avenue, Morrison Avenue, Lacombe Avenue.

BROOKLYN
Brooklyn-Queens Greenway
Runs along a continuous on- and off-street route from Coney Island to Fort Totten
Popular points: Brooklyn Museum, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Shea Stadium, the Hall of Science, Queens Museum.

Eastern Parkway Greenway
Runs from Washington Avenue in Prospect Heights to Ralph Avenue in Weeksville
Popular points: Eastern Parkway, Washington Avenue, Prospect Heights,

Gateway Greenway
Runs from Avenue V in Marine Park to State Road in Far Rockaway, connects to Jacob Riis Park
Popular points: Gateway National Recreational Area, Marine Park

Ocean Parkway Greenway
The oldest bike path in the country, it runs from Church Avenue in Kensington to Seabreeze Avenue in Brighton Beach
Popular points: Prospect Park, Coney Island and Brighton Beach

Prospect Park
Borders Park Slope and Grand Army Plaza
Popular points: Brooklyn Museum, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Shea Stadium, the Hall of Science, Queens Museum.

Rockaway Gateway Greenway
Circles Jamaica Bay in Brooklyn and Queens
Popular points: Flatbush Avenue, Marine Parkway Bridge, Floyd Bennett Field.

Shore Parkway Greenway
Runs from Owl's Head Park to Bay Parkway to Knapp Street to Pennsylvania Avenue
Popular points: Dyker Beach Park, Owl's Head Park, Verrazano Bridge, Verrazano Narrows, Gravesend Bay.

MANHATTAN
East River Greenway
Runs from Fulton Street to Montgomery Street.
Popular points: South Street Seaport, Fulton Fish Market, East River Park.

Harlem River Greenway
Runs from 125th Street to 145th Street
Popular points: Whitehall Ferry Terminal, Chelsea Pier, Museum of Jewish Heritage, Manhattan College, Riverside Park, Ft. Washington Park, Hudson River Park.

Hudson River Valley Greenway
Runs from Whitehall Ferry Terminal to The Cloister Museum, with entrances at all major cross streetsPopular points: Whitehall Ferry Terminal, The Cloister Museum.

QUEENS
Alley Pond Park Greenway
Runs from Underhill Avenue and 58th Street in Fresh Meadows to Winchester Boulevard in Bellerose (Part of Brooklyn-Queens Greenway).
Popular points: Alley Pond, Cunningham Park, Vanderbilt Motor Parkway.

Flushing Bay Promenade
Circles the west half of Flushing Bay.
Popular points: LaGuardia Airport, Shea Stadium, Long Island Sound.

Flushing Meadows-Corona Park
Several paved and unpaved trails run throughout the park
Popular points: Meadow Lake, World's Fairgrounds. Also near Shea Stadium, Queens Museum

Forest Park Greenway
Runs from Mytle Avenue and 80th Street in Glendale to Metropolitan and 80th Road in Kew Gardens
Popular points: Forest Park.

Joe Michael's Mile Greenway
Runs from Northern Boulevard and 223rd Street in Douglaston to Utopia Parkway and Cryder's Lane on Little Neck Bay (off- and on-street bike lanes).
Popular points: Alley Pond Park.

STATEN ISLAND
Conference House Park Greenway
Runs through Conference House Park.
Popular points: Conference House Park.

Great Kills Park Greenway
Runs through Great Kills Park and circles Great Kills Harbor.
Popular points: Great Kills Park, Great Kills Harbor.

South Beach Boardwalk
Runs from Seaview Avenue to Lilly Pond Road.
Popular points: The Boardwalk, Seaview Avenue, Long Island Sound.

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