Bicycle recommendations


The route for the New York City-to-Philadelphia Greenway Ride can be completed with a hybrid, gravel or road bike. We recommend a hybrid, gravel or other bike with thicker tires due to the mixed terrain of the ride route. If riding a road bike, we recommend a minimum tire width of 28mm. Route conditions will vary based on weather and can be a little slower going right after or during rain with muddy patches of trail. A bike inspection sheet will be included in the Pre-Ride Guide to make sure you are ready to roll. 

Tandem bikes are permitted for the New York City-to-Philadelphia Greenway Ride. However, each rider must register as an individual at either the standard or premium rate. 

Class 1 electric bikes are permitted with a recommended speed limit of 15 mph. 

Recumbent bikes and tricycles will be permitted with two caveats:

  • Riders should choose the on-road route when there’s an option, as the trail portion has some short sections where riders need to dismount and carry their bikes.
  • Not all of our sweep vehicles are equipped to accommodate recumbents, so in the event that riders need assistance, they may need to wait a bit longer for a support vehicle that can accomodate a recumbent. 

Unlimited Biking will provide convenient bike rental services for the event beginning at $99. You may pick up your bike at the start and drop it off in Philadelphia at the conclusion of the ride with no need to transport your bike.

I have more questions. Who can I talk to? Global Impact Productions staff members are available to answer your New York City-to-Philadelphia Greenway Ride questions via email at and via phone at (212) 989-1111 x 102.

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