Even though some would argue that the summer is over in the north and it’s time to hunker down and pray for spring, the cycling in Brooklyn rolls on all year long. The blog brooklynbybike.com got me thinking about all the great places in Brooklyn where biking would be the perfect route. Consider the following downtown Brooklyn bike routes and get out and explore your own neighborhood’s fringe locations, whether that is in Brooklyn or anywhere else!
Begin your trek at the mouth of the Brooklyn Bridge and head straight down Boerum Place to Atlantic Avenue. There are plenty of places to stop and shop and eat and enjoy yourself on Atlantic Avenue. If you keep going on Atlantic you’ll end up in Woodhaven and Richmond Hill Queens.
Another more Brooklyn-centric route has you starting off at the Brooklyn Bridge and heading up towards the Navy Yard at Flushing Avenue. Follow the water up to the Williamsburg Bridge and take in all that both crossings have to offer. You can start at Williamsburg and work your way back to Brooklyn Bridge depending on whether or not you want Chinese Food or money as the Brooklyn Bridge leads straight into the Financial District and the Williamsburg Bridge leads into Chinatown and the Lower East Side.
One final possible bike trip has you beginning at the Brooklyn Bridge and taking Flatbush Avenue all the way down, through downtown and into Brooklyn. You will pass the beautiful Prospect Park, the Botanical Gardens, the Prospect Park Zoo and Prospect Park Lake. You can even hang a right at Fort Hamilton Parkway and pass the epic Green-Wood Cemetery.
Brooklyn by bike is a trip which everyone will be able to enjoy. Start out downtown and you can go anywhere!