TONY Does New York on Two Wheels

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With spring in the air (kinda) and Bike Month underway, this week’s issue of Time Out New York is chock-a-block with city cycling material. A bike insert has maps of four great New York rides (with authors including TA’s Paul Steely White, DOT’s Dani Simons and Bike Snob NYC), as well as articles on where to buy gear (and what gear to buy) for upcoming events. Dating columnist Julia Allison even gets in on it, cruising for guys through Central Park on a tandem (in pink skirt and platforms). And there’s a piece on how city cyclists have been targeted by aggressive drivers since the days of the horse and buggy.

Those who prefer to get around on foot weren’t left out: the cover story features seven walking tours.

Photo of Julia Allison: Time Out New York

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