Getting on Two Wheels in Central Park, New York
When New York's 24-hour, in-your-face exhilaration gets to be too much, head to the lungs of the city—the 843 acres of greenery that are Central Park. Rather than hiring a trap and sitting nose-to-arse behind a horse’s derriere, rent a bike. Around the corner from the Columbus Circle subway stop, rag-tag stands actually hire out sturdy bikes and maps for freestyle tours of the whole park. Go far enough north and you’ll even find spots of complete leafy solitude.