Trying to get around has been crazy this week, with hurricane-related transit issues, and many people have been biking to work. It’s a great time to bring up the topic of bike sharing again, for those of you who wish you could get around on two wheels. Unfortunately, the Citi Bike program, which will bring about 10 bike rental stations to Long Island City, hasn’t gotten up and running yet. Now it is slated to launch in March 2013.
There’s another option in the meantime: renting bikes from your neighbors using Liquid. (more…)
Kissena Park in Queens is home to the only velodrome (a bicycle racing track) in all of New York state – and one of only 27 in the country. The outdoor Kissena Velodrome (GMAP), which is 400 meters around and has banked curves, is a major hub in the city for the sport of track cycling.
Track cycling is completely different from road racing, mountain biking, or riding around the neighborhood. First of all, the bikes used for the sport are fixed-gear, AKA “fixies,” without any brakes, meaning that the rider doesn’t stop pedaling until he or she wants to stop moving. (more…)
The Kosciuszko Bridge, which spans Newtown Creek to connect Brooklyn and Queens on the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, is going to be rebuilt starting in the spring of 2013. The $460 million project was fast-tracked to begin a year earlier than originally planned, and is expected to be finished in the summer of 2016, according to the New York State Department of Transportation. (more…)
Now that it’s a little cooler, some of you might be starting up your exercise regimen again. Or perhaps you’ve been working out all along. So where do you like to exercise? Are you an outdoor activity enthusiast, an indoor gym fan, or maybe you’re even a swimmer? Let us know your practices in the comments or via twitter at @queensnycity!