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Hobbies for the Elderly: Bicycle Tours Through NYC

a NYC taxi on the street in MidtownNew York City is filled with exciting activities for elderly citizens to try out.

With summer coming to an end, biking is a great way to enjoy fine autumn weather. While one can walk through Central Park and enjoy the changing leaves and cooler weather, there are some amazing bike trails in New York City-why miss out?

Here a list of those worth enjoying!

Renovated in 2012, Governors Island (http://www.govisland.com/html/visit/this_weekend.shtml) is now a park space open every Saturday, Sunday and Holiday Monday (Memorial Day and Labor Day) through September 29. Everything from pop-up libraries to art shows are hosted here through out the summer months and early autumn. In addition to these interesting happenings are the bike trails. Though because of continuing renovations it does not span the entirety of the island, the bike trails here are relatively safe (because of the low volume of cars). The view, in addition, is well worth the ferry ride over.

Please note: The calendar of events on http://www.govisland.com/html/visit/calendar.shtml is a great place to find relatively cheap or (better yet free!) activities to enjoy throughout the start of autumn.

Bronx River Parkway Reservation (http://parks.westchestergov.com/bronx-river-reservation) is another awesome spot. Whether biking or walking, the three paved segments  (a one-mile loop near Oak Street in Mount Vernon, a 4.6-mile section from Palmer Road in Bronxville north to Crane Road in Scarsdale and a 5-mile section extending from Green Acres Avenue in Hartsdale to Kensico Dam Plaza in Valhalla) proffer great routes. Taking the grandkids along might also be a great option: there is much history to be learnt from the first park opened in Westchester, in 1925.

The 3.35 mile Park Drive at Prospect Park (http://www.prospectpark.org/visit/activities/bicycling) is a fine ride: not only is it in lovely Prospect Park but minutes from Eastern Parkway, where Brooklyn Museum is located. It makes for a great plan for a Saturday in September or October.  The Interactive Park Map (http://www.prospectpark.org/visit/interactive-map) also gives insight into what other activities can be included, including stops at the Audubon Center (for bird lovers) and Lefferts Historic House, representing about 200 years of New York City history.



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