NYC Summer Streets 2018

It’s that time of year – for NEW YORK CITY SUMMER STREETS!  What is Summer Streets you ask?  Well I’ll tell you!  The first 3 Saturdays in August they close 7 miles of city streets from 72nd St near Central Park at Park Ave all the way down to Lafayette St and Centre St at the Brooklyn Bridge.  A few of the cross streets are still open and they have police and volunteers directing people when it’s safe to continue running, cycling or rollerblading the miles of car free bliss!

I went last year by myself and had so much fun my sister decided to join me this year.

NYC summer streets map
summer streets map

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Weirdest Bike Ride EVER

A few weeks ago I drove to visit my family – and my new nephew who decided to surprise everyone and come early (about 2 months).  After meeting my new adventure buddy in training in the NICU, I asked my other sister and mom if they wanted to go for a bike ride.  We went to pick up their bikes and they decided to ride around the driveway a bit – because it had been awhile since they took their bikes out for a ride.  Unfortunately that’s where the ride started to go downhill.

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Happy 4th of July!

I noticed a group was putting together an early morning group ride on the 4th, so Kevin and I decorated our bikes and cycled over to the start to join in.  The ride was going to be about a 6 mile out and back, but so many people showed up that they added the option to keep going making it 10 miles.  Despite the extreme heat I think everyone opted to do 10 miles.  Kevin and I cycled from home which added about another 7ish miles to the trip.  We ended up being the only ones having flags on our bikes which sort of surprised me, but I didn’t care – I was just happy to see so many people out for a ride!

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my Yankee Doodle Dandy bike..LOL

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Cycling Assateague Island

We were rained out of our camping trip, but I happened to see that the weather at Assateague Island was supposed to be nice Saturday until the evening.  We were able to book a last minute pet friendly hotel in Ocean City, NJ so we loaded up the bikes along with the Doggyride and the 3 of us headed to the beach!

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2 Boro Bike Tour

I was so excited that my friend Tracy and I snagged a spot in the 5 Boro Bike Tour this year because the spots sell out so fast!  This bike ride’s route takes you all through NYC and weaves it’s way 40 miles through Manhattan, the Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn, and Staten Island where you then take the ferry back to Manhattan.  Over 30,000 join this ride making it one of the largest cycling events in the USA.

5 boro bike tour map
5 boro bike tour map

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