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Biking in the Bronx

Whether you're an experienced cyclist or a casual biker, see our complete list of bike trails in the Bronx. Find Bronx biking that will help you experience the finest scenic attractions in the borough. Find all the information you need on biking trails in the Bronx.

Putnam Trail

One of the Best Bike Trails in the Bronx!

Situated on the western edge of the Bronx's Van Cortlandt Lake and along Tibbetts Brook is the Putnam Trail--a 1.5-mile-long trail that occupies the old rail bed of the NY Central Railroad's Putnam Division.  Construction of the railroad began in 1870 and the last passenger service was in 1958.  Throughout the trail, you'll see the former rail line's passages integrated into the park's landscape. 


You can enter the trail in the northwest corner of a large parking lot along Van Cortlandt Park South.  South of the entrance are various remnants of an old passenger platform.  As you travel north, you'll cross a bridge that spans an arm of Van Cortlandt Lake.  Across the lake are impressive views of the Bronx Skyline.  Van Cortlandt regarded as the largest freshwater lake in the Bronx and home to various waterfowl like ducks, geese, and swans.

Westchester Bicycle & Pro Shop

Professional Bikes and Bike Services in the Bronx!

Before you go cycling in the Bronx, stop by Westchester Bicycle & Pro Shop--proudly regarded as one of the few and steadfast bike shops in the borough.  The shop is an authorized dealer of such major brands as Bianchi, Cannondale, Diamondback, GT, Haro, Raleigh, and Specialized.  You'll also find a generous array of accessories like clothing, shoes, pads, helmets, and top-quality bike parts.


The staff is very friendly and gladly offers professional bicycle services to help improve your ride.  If you need to oil your chain or pump your tires, the staff will do so free of charge!  Each bike you purchase comes with a lifetime warranty for adjustments and is backed by a team of professionals and specialists in the field of cycling.