Encircling New York Harbor by way of Manhattan, Brooklyn, Staten Island, and the cities of Bayonne, Jersey City, and Hoboken, NJ, the Harbor Ring is an ambitious transportation and recreation project for the greater New York metropolitan area.
The 60-mile Harbor Ring route integrates more than 28 miles of existing shared use paths and bikeways, including significant portions of the Brooklyn Greenway, a regional section of the East Coast Greenway, the pathway over the Bayonne Bridge, the Hudson River Walkway, Hudson River Greenway, and the East River Esplanade. Also, the route includes more than 20 miles of bicycle-friendly-streets. While much of the route already exists, many sections are missing dedicated bicycle/pedestrian infrastructure.
The Harbor Ring provides stunning views of the Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Jersey City Skyline, Governor’s Island, the Statue of Liberty, the Verrazzano Bridge, Ellis Island, and Newark Bay, all the while connecting residents and visitors to New York and New Jersey’s spectacular, but often underutilized waterfront. The route passes through numerous vibrant business districts, including DUMBO, the Columbia Street Waterfront, Battery Park City, Staten Island’s Bay Street, Jersey City’s Ocean Avenue, Downtown Jersey City, and Downtown Hoboken. Further, the Harbor Ring route connects to and passes some of the region’s most historic landmarks, 48 parks, and regional destinations, including:
One World Trade Center | 9/11 Memorial | Battery Park | Brooklyn, Manhattan, George Washington, Verrazzano, and Bayonne Bridges |Brooklyn Bridge Park |Fort Hamilton |Owl’s Head Park |Fort Wadsworth at Gateway National Recreation Area |Staten Island Ferry Terminal |Richmond County Bank Ballpark (home of the Staten Island Yankees) |Snug Harbor Cultural Center |Stephen R. Gregg Bayonne Park |Liberty State Park
When completed, the Harbor Ring will not only offer unprecedented recreational opportunities, it will also continue to establish the region as one of the nation’s most bike-friendly. The Harbor Ring will spur tourism in underserved neighborhoods around the region and will make the metropolitan area an even more attractive destination.
Try Riding the Route yourself!
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Be sure to stop by these local businesses we’ve partnered with on the day of our Harbor Ring Ride for special discounts!
Sunset Park, Brooklyn
Yafa Cafe is offering 10% discount
Brooklyn’s Italian Heroes is offering a buy one sub get one free deal
Park Slope, Brooklyn
Mexiana is offering a 10% discount on smoothies (very berry or green goddess), burritos (jerk chicken or roasted chicken), and fruit cups
Ample Hills Creamery is offering a 10% discount
Fort Lee, NJ
Fudgarten is offering a healthy organic eatery offering 15% off all drinks + 10% off all meals
Union City, NJ
The Park Cafe is offering a 10% discount + free bottle of water
Starfish and Chips is offering a 10% discount + free soda