NYC Summer Streets 2019!

This August, Unlimited Biking is partnering with Summer Streets to provide

for individuals participating in the highly anticipate event of the summer!

Unlimited Biking will be present with 75 complimentary bikes at three rest stops along the seven miles of Summer Streets:

We will have a wide range of sizes available, including kids bikes! All rentals will include helmets, baskets/bike bags and a map! Bikes are available on a first come, first serve basis, and an active credit card must be on file in order to rent.

Should the complimentary bikes run out, guests can visit any of Unlimited Biking’s six store locations around Manhattan in the following neighborhoods for a FREE HOUR bike rental!

To get a head start on our Check-In Process, visit our website here!

Should you have any questions, please give us a call at 212-749-4444 or email us at sales@unlimitedbiking.com

See you on the Streets!

Your New York Guide to 4th of July Fireworks!

Looking for to plan for this 4th of July?

This year Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks are coming back to the East River and it’s gonna be a blast! They will last between 25 and 30 minutes long and they are going to be set off along the Brooklyn Bridge and along Pier 17 in the Seaport District. The fireworks display, now in its 43rd year, will start at 9:20pm and millions of New Yorkers will take over the best spots and wait, with a picnic and a few beers, for this annual display. You better act quickly with your viewing strategy now, as some spots require reservations, and tickets are going fast!

Traditionally, Macy’s has recommended different places where the views of the fireworks are supposed to be the best in the city, as Broad Street & Water Street or Montgomery Street & Cherry Street. But this year we want to make sure you don’t run out of options before the big day. 

Source:https://www.macys.com/social/fireworks/

 

While in Manhattan, the official spots are usually along the FDR or in Brooklyn, there are (thankfully) a bunch of areas where the views of the fireworks are more than great!

The prime points would be Brooklyn Bridge Park, DUMBO and Brooklyn Heights Promenade, where local people love to watch the fireworks from. But in case you want to try out other places that might be less crowded this 4th of July these are our recommendations:

The William Vale, Williamsburg: Have you ever wanted to enjoy your evening with some friends and amazing views? Weeell, you can now kill two birds with one stone! Between 7pm and 11pm the William Vale welcomes its guests to their river-facing greenspace with direct views to the fireworks.

Various Cruises: In case you are the kind of person that wants to avoid the crowds, multiple cruise options are available at several prices. As the fireworks will be going off from the East River, you can be sure that watching them floating on the river nearby New York’s harbor will get you the best views. Although a lot of evening cruises are already booked, there is always a good option to be found.

One World Observatory: We all know that it wouldn’t be New York City, if there weren’t over-the-top ways of watching the fireworks. The prices are not that expensive and you will enjoy an unforgettable experience!

Freedom Fest: This will be the fifth year in a row that Pier 15 organizes this event. This party is held on South St Seaport, next to the Brooklyn Bridge, and offers (besides music, barbecue and free bar) direct views of the fireworks.

Have you planned your 4th of July this year? Or do you have a hidden spot already? Let us know in the comments!

San Francisco: Tips to cycle in San Fran

San Francisco is home to a little bit of everything. Whether you’re a first time visitor or a long-time local, San Francisco’s Golden Gates welcome all. The best way to see San Francisco’s best side is to use a bike. Truly. With the huge bike culture and bike lances criss-crossing every neighborhood, it’s by far the greatest and most fun way to commute. And now you get all the tips you should know before biking in SF.

First of all you should definitely know the rules on the road. Stop at stop signs and lights, yield to pedestrians, front and rear lights required at night, sidewalks are for pedestrians and kids on bikes and you can ride in the middle of a lane if you need to.

A good lock is everything. If you’d like to discover SF with your bike you really need a good bike lock, because bike theft is prevalent in SF. Cut down your chances by getting a solid U-lock. And don’t forget: Always lock your bike to the frame, not to the wheel. Nothing worse than seeing a well-locked wheel sitting frameless on the sidewalk.

Be Mindful. Locals love that visitor appreciate the City by the Bay and all its various delights. But local cyclists, don’t love the fact that tourists on the bikes are often guilty of stopping in the bike lanes to snap photos. Especially around popular spots like the Golden Gate Bridge. So always remember to pull aside and stay right if you’re on a sightseeing ride and want to take pictures. Don’t stop too abrupt.

Let’s talk about public transport. All riders can bring their bikes on the MUNI buses, BART subway trains and Caltrains. Bikes are not allowed on the MUNI Light Rail, the historic streetcars or the cable cars.

The helmet discussion. Based on the slogan “helmet hair, don’t care!” you should always wear a helmet. While California laws mandate that only people under 18 must wear a helmet at all times, it is highly recommended that every rider does.

Now you know all the tips. And with a little pre-ride planning and attention to basic rules, cycling in San Francisco can be the best way to explore this beautiful city with its iconic spots! 

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Central Park Picnic!

Let’s be honest. The Central Park is the perfect spot for a picnic in the beautiful nature. You can watch the different animals playing around, the insane beautiful landscape, the numerous skyscrapers and you also have the unique Central Park atmosphere. And that’s exactly why Unlimited Biking offers a combination of biking and picnic. PERFECT!

First you can explore the whole Park with your Cannondale bike. It’s the perfect way to take a photo journey through Central Park and its sights. And after that a delicious picnic is waiting for you and your loved ones. The ever-wonderful Central Park Picnic is a perfect addition to any adventure, with the beautiful spreads that are an Instagrammer’s dream! Starting with our Central Park Picnic boxes and available for customization with a full spread. Mangia, a farm-to-table eatery serving rustic Italian fare, freshly prepares each of our picnic boxes.

It’s a fun way to picnic in style like a New Yorker! So what are you waiting for? Book your bike and picnic here: https://centralparksightseeing.com/category-tours/picnics-and-dining/

Unlimited Biking

56 W 56th St, New York, NY 10019
(212) 749-4444

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Improve your bike safety! Ride with Unlimited Biking!?

Cycling remains a dangerous sport if you do not take the necessary safety measures. Several kilometres of bicycle paths have been built to improve cyclists safety in major cities and in the countryside. However, there are not always cycle paths. And cyclists are not always well equipped. That is why all cyclists must be equipped in the best possible way to be able to ride without fear of an accident.

Good equipment is still essential:

  1. Wear a helmet as soon as you ride your bike! In the event of a fall, the helmet can save your life! The skull is very sensitive and can be damaged in an accident or a fall. The skull must therefore be more than just protected.
  2. Ride with your bike lock and lock your bike in a fixed place. (attach the bike lock to the frame).
  3. Avoid carrying a bag on your back while cycling. The backpack can destabilize you and make you fall. It is therefore important to have a small bicycle bag or basket directly attached to your bike.
  4. Equip your bike with a bell or an alert system to warn other vehicles or pedestrians.
  5. Check that the bike is well equipped with lights and/or reflectors when you are cycling at night. Always be visible!
  6. Choose a superior quality bike! Check tires, brakes, bicycle chain, gears and suspensions. Check that the mechanics of your bike are in good condition.

It is very important to ensure that all this equipment is working properly before starting to drive.

Some bicycle safety rules to be respected:

  • Respect signs and traffic lights,
  • Give way to pedestrians, vehicles and other cyclists at an intersection,
  • Do not drive on the highway,
  • Do not drive with headphones or a phone in your hand,
  • Stay in control of your vehicle,
  • Do not drive between two rows of moving vehicles,
  • Use the bicycle paths,
  • Keep a certain distance from other vehicles, especially in rainy weather,
  • Signal your intention to change lanes and only do so when the manoeuvre is possible,
  • Always be visible to cyclists, motorists and especially bus and truck drivers,
  • Brake gradually and not suddenly to avoid a collision,

Always keep in mind:

  • Be careful and careful, regardless of weather conditions. Be careful with vehicles, cyclists, pedestrians, animals, etc….
  • Feel free to look behind you and look to the sides before changing lanes,
  • Be predictable and try to anticipate the next actions of other vehicles,
  • Be as visible as possible,
  • Do not drive on sidewalks,
  • Do not drive near parked cars and sidewalks,
  • Take breaks during your travels,
  • Drink a lot of water when you do an intense sporting activity,
  • Make sure you are covered by your insurance,
  • Be courteous and kind,
  • Always have an emergency number and the police number with you at all times.
  • Stay focused and obey the traffic regulations.

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Améliorer votre sécurité à vélo !

Le vélo reste un sport dangereux si vous ne prenez pas les mesures de sécurité nécessaires. Plusieurs kilomètres de pistes cyclables ont été aménagées pour améliorer la sécurité des cyclistes dans les grandes villes ainsi qu’à la campagne. Cependant il n’y a pas toujours de pistes cyclables. Et les cyclistes ne sont pas toujours bien équipé. C’est pour cela que tous les cyclistes doivent être équipés de la meilleure façon possible pour pouvoir rouler sans craindre un accident.

Avoir un bon équipement reste indispensable:

  1. Portez un casque dès que vous êtes à vélo ! Lors d’une chute le casque peut vous sauver la vie ! Le crâne est très sensible et peut être endommagé lors d’un accident ou d’une chute. Le crâne doit donc être plus que protéger.
  2. Roulez avec votre cadenas et verrouillez votre vélo a un endroit fixe. (fixer le cadenas au niveau du cadre).
  3. Évitez de porter un sac sur votre dos pendant que vous êtes à vélo. Le sac à dos peut vous déstabiliser et vous faire chuter. Il est donc important d’avoir un petit sac à vélo ou un panier directement accroché sur votre vélo.
  4. Équipez votre vélo d’une sonnette ou d’un système d’alerte pour prévenir les autres véhicules ou piétons.
  5. Vérifiez que le vélo est bien équipé de lumières et ou de réflecteurs lorsque vous êtes à vélo la nuit. Soyez toujours visibles !
  6. Choisissez un vélo de qualité supérieure ! Vérifiez les pneus, freins, la chaîne du vélo, les engrenages et les suspensions. Vérifiez que la mécanique de votre vélo est en bonne état. Il est très important de s’assurer que tout cet équipement fonctionne correctement avant de commencer à rouler.

Quelques règles de sécurité à vélo à bien respecter :

  • Respectez les panneaux et les feux de signalisation,
  • Cédez le passage aux piétons, véhicules et autres cyclistes à une intersection,
  • Ne pas conduire sur l’autoroute,
  • Ne pas conduire avec des écouteurs ou avec un téléphone à la main,
  • Restez maître de votre véhicule,
  • Ne pas conduire entre deux rangées de véhicules en mouvement,
  • Utilisez les pistes cyclables,
  • Tenez-vous à une certaine distance des autres véhicules, surtout par temps de pluie,
  • Signalez votre intention de changer de voie et ne le faites que lorsque la manœuvre est possible,
  • Restez toujours visible à l’œil des cyclistes, automobilistes et surtout des conducteurs d’autobus et de camions,
  • Freinez progressivement et non pas brusquement pour éviter une collision,

Toujours garder à l’esprit :

  • Être prudent et faire attention, quelles que soit les conditions météorologiques. Faire attention aux véhicules, cyclistes, piétons, animaux, etc…
  • N’hésitez pas à regarder derrière vous et à regarder sur les côtés avant de changer de voie,
  • Soyez prévisible et essayez d’anticiper les prochaines actions des autres véhicules,
  • Être le plus visible possible,
  • Ne pas conduire sur les trottoirs,
  • Ne pas conduire à proximité des voitures garées et du trottoir,
  • Faire des pauses pendant vos trajets,
  • Hydratez vous bien lorsque vous faites une activités sportive intense,
  • Assurez vous d’être couvert par votre assurance,
  • Soyez courtois et aimable,
  • Ayez toujours un numéro d’urgence et le numéro de la police avec vous en tout temps.
  • Restez concentré et respectez le code de la route.

Interested in our bike rental? Book your bike now:
https://www.unlimitedbiking.com/new-york/rentals/
Join our guided tours:
https://www.unlimitedbiking.com/new-york/tours/

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(212) 749-4444

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Unlimited Biking: So much more than only a bike rental!

Everybody knows we love bikes and everything that has to do with bikes. But we offer much more than only bike rentals, our guided bike tours and our special bike tours! We are offering experiences! If you like to know more about it, read on!

We also offer horseback riding: YES it’s true you can go on a guided horseback riding tour with us.

It is a very unique and special tour, because nobody else offer such a experience. Our horses named Billy, Oscar, Juliet and Bourbon are always prepared for a tour through the beautiful Central Park. The tour leads you to the incredible Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir and many other gorgeous places! Join it to get the experience!

We also offer Rollerblades, so you can explore the beautiful Central Park by yourself on smaller wheels. With the Rollerblades you will be so much faster and it is also much more fun than just walking around. If you’re interested, we offer you everything you need for a safe and funny Rollerblade experience: a helmet, arm guards and knee pads. Let’s do this!

Book your blades now:
https://centralparksightseeing.com/tours/rollerblade-rentals/

And if all the activities above are too arduous for you and you just want a relaxing way to experience the Central Park, we also have the right for you: We definitely recommend a Pedicab tour!

Our guide will explain you everything about the history and the sights in the park. It is a relaxing tour through the park, where you can concentrate yourself on the atmosphere and the beautiful landscape of Central Park.
Book it now: https://centralparksightseeing.com/tours/central-park-pedicab-tour/

So if you want to try something new or a combination of bike tour and an offer above, we’re always the right contact for you.
See you in our stores!

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56 W 56th St, New York, NY 10019
(212) 749-4444

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Biking for your health: 8 reasons why you should definitely take a ride with Unlimited Biking

Everybody knows biking is great fun, but did you know it is also very good for your health? We would like to present you eight healthy facts about biking. So let’s start.

1. It is a very good training for your heart
If you ride at moderate speed five times a week for at least 30 minutes, your heart will be relieved and your blood circulation will increase. In the long run not only the blood pressure, but also the risk of vasoconstriction decreases. This reduces the risk of heart attack by up to 50 percent, according to the “World Health Organization” (WHO).
The heart muscle also benefits: In the medium to long term, it can become more efficient and can pump more blood through the body. The heart works more efficiently overall.

2. Strengthens the lungs
Whoever pedaling fills the lungs evenly with oxygen and strengthens his respiratory muscles. The regular exercise in the fresh air promotes the immune system, thus protecting against infections.

3. Strengthens the back
Common cause of back pain: lack of exercise and inappropriate stress on the back muscles. Cycling works gently. The rhythmic pedaling promotes the metabolism of the disc, the muscle structure stabilizes the spine, especially in the lumbar region. This relieves tension early.

4. Activates happiness hormones
After 30 to 40 minutes of endurance sports such as cycling, the body releases endorphins and serotonin – quite naturally. Against the happiness hormones negative thoughts have no chance, they also make us more resistant to stress. Studies also showed that patients could reduce anxiety and depression when they exercising regularly.

5. Builds Musculature
From age 30, the muscles shrink – about one pound of muscle mass turns into fat per year due to age. Regular cycling stops this development. The good thing: It trains almost all of the body’s musculature – the leg muscles, the core muscles of the abdomen and back (which also absorbs shocks) and the shoulder-arm muscles.

6. Protects the joints
Sitting – during the work and even at home. Exercise is often too short and this is bad for the joints. Cycling is the ideal balance. The circular, regular leg movement optimally supplies the articular cartilage to the knee and hip with oxygen, thereby also protecting against osteoarthritis. And because the saddle carries 70 to 80 percent of the body weight, biking costs the knee joints significantly less than jogging.

7. Train the coordination
Whether sudden evasive maneuvers, changing speeds or slippery roads – again and again there are new situations in Central Park, to which we have to respond correctly and quickly. The sense of balance also benefits.

8. Choose Unlimited Biking
We from Unlimited Biking have everything you need for a healthy bike tour full of fun. Why should you choose us?
– We provide all necessary equipment for a safe and fun outing – helmet,
basket, bike lock and illustrated map of Central Park.
– You can choose between a guided bike tour or the classic bike rental.
– We keep well maintained Cannondale bikes for men, women and
children.
– We offer group discounts based on the number of people renting.
– Our prices are unmatched and we’re located only three blocks from
Central Park!
– We have the largest fleet of bicycles in town!
Come visit us in our 7 stores in Manhattan and discover New York City by bikes!

Now you think that sounds great? We would be very happy to see you soon in one of our store locations.

Happy Biking!

Interested in our bike rental? Book your bike now:
https://www.unlimitedbiking.com/new-york/rentals/
Join our guided tours:
https://www.unlimitedbiking.com/new-york/tours/

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56 W 56th St, New York, NY 10019
(212) 749-4444

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Explore New York City with Unlimited Biking

There are so many ways to explore New York City. But by foot it takes too much time to see all the highlights. The car is way too fast and you only see the sights for like 5 seconds. But we have the answer for this problem: Take a bike!

It is the best way to see and feel the atmosphere of all the famous spots of New York City and furthermore it’s healthy and a great fun!

You can choose between a bike rental and a guided bike tour. On the guided bike tour one of our experts shows you the best spots in New York City and explain the stories above the different sights. You can ask them every question – they always have an answer for you! We also offer the tour in different languages. You can choose between English, French, Dutch and Spanish. But we don’t over just normal bike tours. If you want to know more, you just have to read on!

For example on the Brooklyn Bridge bike tour the entire New York Harbor will be visible, including the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, Staten Island, the port of Brooklyn and several miles of the New Jersey coastline. The tour descend into Brooklyn, which means that you can see the New York City Financial District from across the river, followed by historic houses of Brooklyn Heights. Then the tour return over the bridge, to South Street Seaport.

We definitely recommend to bring your camera with you. We promise there will be spectacular views!

For all of you, who can’t get enough we also offer horseback riding tours through the beautiful Central Park in the heart of Manhattan.

Maybe now you think that we’re joking, but

NO! It’s a really unique and great experience. Nobody else offers horseback riding tours through the Central Park. It is a guided one hour tour for young and old. The route leads you to the famous Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir, which is indescribable beautiful.

After all the bikes and horses it’s time for lunch or rather for picnic.

With Unlimited Biking nothing is impossible. You can enjoy a delicious picnic in the green heart. It is a 2-hour guided, private bike tour that includes a scenic stop for a picnic. This relaxed tour will give you the chance to explore the park’s conic spots. You and your loved ones can spend quality time together, enjoying the beauty of the park before stopping for a delicious bite to eat. Mangia, a farm-to-table eatery serving rustic Italian fare, freshly prepares each of our picnic boxes.

After all the food we are too lazy to cycle back by bike. No problem! You can take the pedicab!

Our guide will bring you back home save. On this relaxing tour you can see the gorgeous Central Park and our guide explain you everything you want to know. You can completely concentrate yourself on the sights and the beautiful Central Park.

Now you know our offers and special tours – we’re waiting for your visit! You are always welcome at our Unlimited Biking stores.

 

Interested in our bike rental? Book yours now:
https://www.unlimitedbiking.com/new-york/rentals/
Join our guided tours:
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(212) 749-4444

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A bike tour through the Central Park during the fall

It’s getting colder here in Big Apple. A warm jacket, a cup of tea or coffee and gloves are a Must-Have for these days. But with the cold comes also the beautiful fall. The different colors of the leaves and the fresh cold air. Worth seeing!

What should you definitely do during the fall? I really recommend the Central Park during the fall or even better, I recommend a bike tour through the Central Park during this beautiful season. With the bike you can see the hole beauty of the Park.

The weather is really good these days. The sun is shining and the temperatures aren’t that cold. And it’s also really calm in the big Central Park area. The streets are almost empty and one can concentrate on the different sights and the insane colorful landscape.

On the picture above you can see my favorite spot here in the Central Park – the Harlem Meer. I really love the Central Park area in Harlem. It is so peaceful and there are usually only a few people walking with their dogs or enjoying the sun on a park bench. And the best thing is that you can get there really quickly by bike.

Cleopatra’s Needle is another popular sight and the name for each of three Ancient Egyptian obelisks re-erected in London, Paris and in New York City during the nineteenth century. The New York City needle was erected in Central Park on 22 February 1881. It was a gift from the Khedive for the United States remaining a friendly neutral as the European powers – France and Britain – maneuvered to secure political control of the Egyptian Government. You should know there is a interesting story behind every sight in Central Park.

At the end of my bike tour I actually had to take off my sweater, because of the warm weather and also because of my bike route. You shouldn’t underestimate the distance. It’s an up and down all the time. But with all the sights and the awesome spots one completely forget the distance. Here you can see the Rock with a view. And it’s really true – the view is gorgeous with all the high rise buildings and the lake.

At the end of my bike route I really can say that:

I FALL in love with Central Park!

Interested in our bike rental? Book yours now:
https://www.unlimitedbiking.com/new-york/rentals/
Join our guided tours:
https://www.unlimitedbiking.com/new-york/tours/

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(212) 749-4444

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