Best Places to Ride Your E-bike in New York City

by Ruaan Nelson 

September 27, 2023

If you're an e-bike enthusiast looking to explore New York City on two electrically driven wheels, you're in luck!

With an extensive network of bike lanes and paths, and some of the most iconic landmarks in the world, New York City offers an exhilarating experience for e-bike riders of all levels.

In this guide, we'll explore the best places to ride e-bikes in New York City, so grab your helmet, hop on your ride, and let's get started!

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1. Central Park

Central Park is one of the most famous parks in the world, and for good reason. The park offers 843 acres of greenery, with many bike trails, loops, and paths suitable for e-bike riders of all levels. Take in the picturesque views of the Great Lawn, ride through the stunning Cherry Hill, and explore the park's many attractions, such as the Central Park Zoo, the Bethesda Fountain, and the Central Park Conservatory Garden.

2. Hudson River Greenway

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The Hudson River Greenway is an 11-mile-long path that runs along the western edge of Manhattan, from Battery Park to the George Washington Bridge.

The path offers stunning views of the Hudson River and the Manhattan skyline, with plenty of rest stops, parks, and attractions along the way. The path is paved, with a few steep hills, so make sure you're comfortable riding at a higher speed before embarking on this ride.

3. Brooklyn Bridge

The Brooklyn Bridge is one of the most iconic landmarks in New York City, and riding an e-bike across it is an unforgettable experience.

The bridge offers stunning views of the Manhattan skyline, the East River, and the Brooklyn waterfront.

The bridge is crowded with pedestrians and cyclists, so make sure to ride at a safe speed and yield to pedestrians.

Read here about rules and regulations for riding your e-bike in NYC: New York State Electric Bike Laws

4. East River Greenway

The East River Greenway is a 9.44-mile-long path that runs along the eastern edge of Manhattan, from Battery Park to East Harlem.

The path offers stunning views of the East River and the Brooklyn waterfront, with plenty of rest stops and parks along the way. The path is mostly flat, with a few steep hills, and offers a mix of paved and unpaved surfaces.

5. Governors island

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Governor's Island is a 172-acre island located in the New York Harbor, accessible only by ferry. The island offers stunning views of the Manhattan skyline, with plenty of bike paths and car-free zones suitable for e-bike riders.

Explore the island's many attractions, such as the historic Fort Jay and Castle Williams, and enjoy the many food and beverage options.

Read next: Best American Cities for E-Bikes

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Conclusion

New York City is a fantastic destination for e-bike enthusiasts, with a wide range of bike lanes and paths suitable for riders of all levels.

From the iconic landmarks of Central Park and the Brooklyn Bridge to the stunning views of the Hudson River and the East River

Greenway, there's something for everyone in the city that never sleeps.

So, grab your e-bike, put on your helmet, and explore the city on two wheels - you won't

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Ruaan is an electrical engineer born in South Africa and currently working in Oslo, Norway. He loves tech and gadgets and owns an electric car (Tesla) as well a front-wheel-drive electric bike. He rides his bike all year, even through snow and ice covered roads in the cold winter.

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