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Old 03-21-20, 12:25 PM
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Is NYC open for cycling?

i usually take gwb into nyc on weekends but wondering if with this shut down can we ride in nyc?
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Old 03-21-20, 12:53 PM
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From what I've read - Absolutely!

There are more people riding now than ever because they want to avoid the close quarters of the subway - and to get out of the house..

Re: the GWB specifically - you may want to double-check to make sure that there are no construction interruptions. All construction activities are going 100% - they are exempt from the restrictions in the NYS governor's executive order
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Old 03-21-20, 01:25 PM
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Originally Posted by thehammerdog View Post
i usually take gwb into nyc on weekends but wondering if with this shut down can we ride in nyc?
My understanding is that legally you could, but it's a bad idea given how crowded the cycling/jogging/walking routes are and will remain on any nice day when people have been stuck inside with nothing else to do.

Lots of people competing for a limited amount of open space on a small island - please be considerate and take your rides in a different direction.
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It's probably best to pick a crappy day. I was out today and it was pretty desolate on the Greenways and paths, but they got very crowded when it got warm and sunny.
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I rode the Rockaways and they were as crowded today as any time I've seen them in the summer and the water was filled with surfers. Despite the crowding I think the wind was strong enough and with it heading south would have quickly pushed any coughed illness right out into open waters. But I can see riding elsewhere, there's that beautiful old highway that runs along the river in NJ that I think I'd ride before heading into the city. Can't remember the name of the road but they had a nice TT there last year and it was just north of the GWB. Was hoping to do all three TTs there this year but that's out the window unless they reschedule all of them.
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