Miles Today: 22
Miles to Date: 13,242
States to Date: 33
In celebration of the initiatives that Mayor Michael Bloomberg did to encourage cycling in New York City, I rode the entire length of Broadway, from Washington Heights to Union Square, and photographed a slice of city life on a hot Sunday afternoon. Even without cars, Times Square is still claustrophobically dense.
Afterward, I pedaled through the Bowery, investigating sites that William Helmreich, a fellow adventurer at a slower pace and author of The New York Nobody Knows: Walking 6,000 Miles in the City, told me about when I asked him how will we live tomorrow.
I wrapped up Sunday afternoon in Central Park before proceeding to my evening’s host in Harlem.
A photo essay of my trek along Broadway: