From ride locations to event updates, stay tuned and up to date on the New York bike scene with the official blog of Bike New York.

The Science of Sore Muscles

The ride of the summer is on Sunday, and whether you're clipping in and giving 110% on the century route, or leisurely pedaling to enjoy the gorgeous scenery of the Hudson Valley with friends, don't let sore muscles get in the way of your fitness goals, good times, and Monday morning routines. From minor muscle aches to DOMS, the experts at 24 Hour Fitness explain why we get sore, how to stop soreness before it starts, how to soothe sore muscles, and what to eat to help your body recover. Get a sneak peak below, and head over to their blog,...

Discover Hudson Valley Ride route maps

At the annual Discover Hudson Valley Ride (June 26), there's truly a route for every type of cyclist, from those who want to take it easy on the world's longest footbridge and cruise on a traffic-free rail trail before calling it a day, to those who want to keep going... and going... and going... See below for a rough idea of where the five different routes might take you, but please note that the best thing about this ride isn't indicated on these maps. (Hint: it's the scenery. Or is it the rest areas? The Finish Festival? The live music? The food? The enthusiastic staff...

The 2016 Discover Hudson Valley Ride is just around the bend!

It's easy to see why the Discover Hudson Valley Ride (June 26) is becoming a highlight of the warmer months for so many. After all, is there really anything better than cruising around—and above—rolling river valleys dotted with farms on an early-summer morning? Check out these photos from past years' rides, and click here to learn more and register for this unforgettable event, which is accessible sans car (it starts and ends steps from the Metro-North station in Poughkeepsie). It's coming up soon—get some friends or family together and register now to discover some of the best scenery New York State has...