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NYC Century

SUNDAY, SEPT. 7, 2014

Map & Route Descriptions

Our two start locations are conveniently located in New York’s two most famous parks. Start your NYC Century Bike Tour at one of these convenient locations:

  • Central Park, Manhattan
  • Prospect Park, Brooklyn

There will be finish lines in both parks, but the official Finish Festival of the NYC Century Bike Tour is in Central Park.

35 mile -- East River Loop
This route is ideal for riders looking for more than a Sunday stroll. The route travels through historic Downtown Brooklyn, around idyllic Prospect Park, through the artistic enclave of Williamsburg and follows the East River all the way to Astoria Park in Queens. Route begins in Central Park at 7:30 am or in Prospect Park at 8 am. Finish between 11 am and 3 pm.

55 mile -- The Waterfront
This route increases the mileage, but with New York’s relatively flat terrain, it is a manageable route for a rider looking to challenge themselves. This route takes riders through waterfront views along the Brooklyn Greenway, including the majestic Verrazano Bridge and the famous amusements at Coney Island. The route eventually re-connects with the 35-mile route to the finish. Route begins in Central Park at 7 am or in Prospect Park at 7:30 am. Finish between 11 am and 4 pm.

75 mile -- The Rockaways
This route is not for amateurs. Riders travel out to Far Rockaway, Queens and beautiful Fort Tilden Beach. The route takes riders along miles of Queens greenway, through the serene, car-free Forest Park and up to Kissena Park, before cutting west through northern Queens to Astoria Park. Route begins in Central Park at 6:30 am or in Prospect Park at 7 am. Finish between 12 pm and 4 pm.

100 mile -- The NYC Century
The full 100 mile tour is for experienced bicyclists only. After Kissena Park, 100 mile riders split from the 75 mile route and swing through eastern Queens, along the waterfront on Little Neck Bay and under the Throgs Neck Bridge, before looping back west to Astoria Park. The route continues into the Bronx. This part of the ride is hilly and the most challenging. The route winds down through northern Manhattan and historic Harlem. Route begins in Central Park at 6 am or in Prospect Park at 6:30 am. Finish between 12 pm and 6 pm.