Hudson River Greenway

The greenway along the Hudson River is one of the most popular places to ride. It offers beautiful water views and a dedicated bike path that is closed to car traffic.

Start Here

This two-lane bike path runs along the West Side of Manhattan, parallel to the Hudson River.

Head to one of the many Citi Bike stations along 11th or 12th Avenue and use your bike key or pre-purchased ride pass to begin. If you need to get a pass, use the Citi Bike app or kiosk at the station and follow the on-screen prompts to complete your purchase. From here you can either ride south toward Battery Park or north toward Riverside Park.

Suggested starting stations:

  • 12 Ave & W 40 St
  • W 20 St & 11 Ave
  • W 14 St & The High Line
  • West St & Chambers St
  • Murray St & West St
  • Vesey Pl & River Terrace
  • South End Ave & Liberty St

Check the Citi Bike map for other nearby stations.

Remember, the first 30 minutes of each ride on a classic bike are included in the price of a single ride and day pass. If you're an annual member, the first 45 minutes of each ride on a classic bike are included. For more information about Citi Bike pricing and pass options, please head here.

Ride Here

For a first-timer biking the Hudson River Greenway, we recommend one of our favorite rides to make the most out of your experience:

  • Pick up a Citi Bike at the 12th Ave & W 40 St station
  • Ride south, along the west side of Manhattan, with the water on your right
  • Dock your bike at the West St & Chambers St station

The total distance is about 3.2 miles, and takes most people 25-30 minutes on a classic Citi Bike.

See the Manhattan Waterfront Greenway Map for more information.

See This

The Hudson River Greenway offers so much more than just gorgeous water views! Here are some amazing attractions worth checking out along the way:

- The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum (Located near the 12 Ave & W 40 St station)

- One World Observatory or the 9/11 Memorial & Museum (Located a short walk from the West St & Chambers St station)

- Chelsea Piers (Located near the W 20 St & 11 Ave station)

- Pier 40 (Located near the Pier 40 - Hudson River Park station)

We suggest purchasing a day pass, as opposed to a single ride, if you're interested in doing some sightseeing along the Hudson River Greenway. This way you can dock and re-rent a bike without going over the 30-minute time limit or needing to purchase an additional pass.