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JAMAICA BAY LOOP

JAMAICA BAY LOOP

Route by Jamaica Bay-Rockaway Parks Conservancy

This beautiful waterfront route moves clockwise around Jamaica Bay and connects seamlessly with the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway at Flatbush Avenue. There are a multitude of adventures to explore—wanna explore the newest Brooklyn park? Check out Shirley Chisholm State Park, home to 10 miles of car free trails and spectacular views of Jamaica Bay and Brooklyn. Want a fun beach day with the crew? Stop off at Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk or Jacob Riis Park (or venture off the route to Fort Tilden for more of a low-key vibe). There are plenty of great food options along the beach such as Caracas, Cuisine by Claudette and much more. You can also take a mini detour to the east for food at Dred Surfer, Tacoway Beach and Rockaway Brewing. Just want a great bike ride? Stick to the loop and enjoy 15+ miles of dedicated greenway with minimal traffic. (Pro tip: head into Floyd Bennett Field and cruise the open runways at New York City’s first municipal airport.) Definitely bring sunscreen and water—this sun-drenched route can wear you out!

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GREENWAY FEATURES
BEACHES
FERRY
PARKS
INSTAGRAMABLE
FOOD
PICNIC AREAS

DISTANCE

18-20 Miles

DIFFICULTY

Intermediate

BEST DAYS

M  T  W  T  F  S

Weekends are more lively, but weekdays are less busy to bike.

ROUTE NOTES

Crosses 4 bridges. Cross Bay Veterans Memorial Bridge note here.

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ABOUT OUR PARTNER
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The Jamaica Bay-Rockaway Parks Conservancy is a public-private partnership dedicated to improving 10,000 acres of city, state and federal parkland throughout Jamaica Bay and the Rockaway peninsula for local residents and visitors alike.