Riding in New York City is great. But getting over the George Washington Bridge to see what life looks like over on the west bank of the Hudson River is not only a rite of passage, but an adventure that helps complete the education of every city cyclist.
Some go for bird-watching. There is a bald eagle nest on the other side. Some go for the views of the city, which are impressive. Some go because they don’t want to see the city and the other side presents incredible forests. Some go because they want a day trip on two wheels, with a nice meal in the middle. Some go because it’s training. Some go just because its there.
Regardless, you need to go. Ride over to the mainland, see the sights, experience the contrast, complete your education as a cyclist. And burn some serious calories.
Both these rides start and finish at the New Jersey entrance to the GWB bike path.
Go. Go when you can. Go because you have to. Go because.