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Taking your Bike on Public Transportation

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Getting out of Manhattan via bike friendly public transportation 

  1. Subways: You can take your bike on all NYC subway lines. This allows you to cut out the urban miles and start or end your ride close to the border of Westchester or Nassau Counties or the George Washington Bridge. While there are no hard & fast rules about bikes on the subway, please be considerate and don’t try to squeeze onto a crowded car. It’s best not to use this service during weekday rush hours. Try to arrange your bike so it doesn’t block any seats. Some stations have elevators; you can find them here: https://new.mta.info/accessibility/stations. If you take your bike onto an escalator please hold it firmly and be considerate of other riders.
  2. Ferry services:
    1. Hudson River: NY Waterways: https://www.nywaterway.com/
      1. Manhattan Landings:
        2. MANHATTAN PIER 11 / WALL ST  
      2. NJ Landings:
        2. Belford / Harbor Way
        3. Edgewater Ferry Landing
        4. Harborside Ferry Landing
        5. Hoboken / NJ Transit Terminal
        6. Liberty Harbor / Marin Blvd
        7. Lincoln Harbor
        8. Port Imperial / Weehawken
        9. Port Liberte
    2. East River: NYC Ferry: https://www.ferry.nyc/routes-and-schedules/route/east-river/  Access to places as far as Far Rockaway and Soundview in the Bronx
      1. Manhattan Landings: 
        1. East 90th St
        2. East 34th St
        3. Stuyvesant Cove ( near East 19th St)
        4. Lower East Side / Corlears Hook
        5. Pier 11 / Wall Street
      2. Destinations:
        1. Soundview (Bronx)
        2. Roosevelt Island
        3. Astoria
        4. Long Island City
        5. Hunters Point South
        6. Greenpoint
        7. North Williamsburg
        8. South Williamsburg
        9. Brooklyn Navy Yard
        10. DUMBO
        11. Atlantic Avenue
        12. Red Hook
        13. Sunset Park
        14. Bay Ridge
        15. Rockaway
    3. Governors Island Ferry: https://govisland.com/visit-the-island/ferry
      1. Departs from either the Battery Maritime Building at the Battery or Pier 6 in Brooklyn Bridge Park.
    4. Seastreak Ferry: https://seastreak.com/what-to-know/port-locations-directions-parking/atlantic-highlands-nj/
      1. Departs from either Pier 11 / Wall Street or East 35th Street
      2. Accessing Atlantic Highlands, NJ and Sandy Hook Beach, NJ
  3. Train: Note that a bike permit is needed for Metro North and LIRR:  http://web.mta.info/mnr/html/mnrbikepermit.htm   http://web.mta.info/mnr/html/getaways/bikerule.html
    1. Metro North: Grand Central Terminal (42nd St & Park Ave) or 125th St & Park Ave. for the Hudson, Harlem & New Haven lines http://web.mta.info/mnr/html/planning/schedules/
    2. LIRR: Penn Station (Seventh Ave & W. 33rd St.)  https://new.mta.info/schedules  http://web.mta.info/lirr/about/Bicycles/
    3. NJ Transit: Penn Station (Seventh Ave & W. 31st St.)  https://www.njtransit.com/train-to  https://www.njtransit.com/Services/bikes-and-other-services
  4. PATH: https://www.panynj.gov/path/en/schedules-maps.html ; https://www.pathtrain.net/cgi-a/path-info.cgi?page=bikes.  Collapsible (foldable) bikes are allowed on all trains at any timeNon-collapsible (non-foldable) bikes are not allowed on trains during weekdays from 6:30AM-9:30AM and 3:30PM-6:30PM. When bikes are allowed, up to two bikes can be brought into any car. No bikes are allowed in the first car of the train.
    1. 33rd Street Line: 33rd, 23rd, 14th, 9th, Christopher. On weekends all trains stop first in Hoboken
    2. World Trade Center


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