Original blog post by Jeanette Zinno; Photos by Jeanette Zinno.
When I was first presented with the opportunity of working with Schwinn, I thought about what biking really meant to me. Living in the hustle and bustle of New York City, biking gives me the freedom of an easy commute, it’s a way to get exercise throughout the day and an endless way to discover new things in this amazing city.
Many people are shocked when I tell them that I ride in the city, since it really can be a chaotic and dangerous place, with taxi doors flinging open and pedestrians darting out into the crosswalk. However, time and time again I explain to them that as long as you’re cautious and aware of these dangers, then you will enjoy your ride in the best city in the world.
My advice to new city bikers is always the same; plan your route if you’re a beginner, stay in the bike lanes as much as possible, and make sure you have a loud bell, it will quickly become your best friend.
I’ve been immensely enjoying my Schwinn Traveler, it’s quite comfortable and the ride is smooth. I’m also obsessed with the light blue color, which seems to go with all of
my outfits! But if you’re visiting or don’t have a bike yet in Manhattan and just want to test the waters, I suggest renting a Citi Bike, the city’s bike sharing system to explore Manhattan.
Some of my favorite scenic bike rides in NYC:
- East River Greenway – take a different approach to seeing the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges, from under them! http://www.traillink.com/trail/east-river-bikeway.aspx
- Central Park Lower Loup – the park has many beautiful sights to offer and it’s so big that seeing them all ion foot can be tough, cycling offers a new perspective of the park http://www.centralpark.com/guide/sports/bicycle-riding.html
- Brooklyn Bridge Park – enjoy a view of Manhattan on the scenic waterfront of Brooklyn http://www.brooklynbridgepark.org/activities/biking
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Enjoy the ride!
Jeanette Zinno is a brand ambassador and beauty and style guru, whose authoritative voice has been featured across the country on networks like ABC, CBS, CW, NBC as well as in publications such as Shape, Marie Claire and MORE magazine. Jeanette is a multi-media journalist and Beauty Director at Social Life Magazine, the luxury magazine for the Hamptons. She has also contributed to media outlets such as Glamour, Good Housekeeping and Latina online, where she dishes on the most coveted beauty and style secrets, while providing informative beauty, fashion, health, fitness and travel tips. Today, Jeanette resides in Manhattan’s Lower East Side where she volunteers as an animal activist in her spare time. She also has a passion for traveling the globe in search of the newest beauty and style trends.