The Perfect Cycling Guide to Hoboken, New Jersey
Cycle fun in Hoboken | © Ance P. / Wikimedia Commons
A beautiful skyline view, riverfront location and bike-friendly cobblestone streets: it’s a crime to stay indoors while in the city of Hoboken. What’s the best way to explore the town? On two wheels, of course. If you want to know all about how to get around this popular New Jersey locale, here is your guide to cycling in Hoboken.
Hoboken’s VonHof Cycles is a local bike shop that sells custom-made, small-batch bikes for the rider who wants something unique. The shop provides basic tune-up services as well as special events for bike lovers who want to learn more skills in a group setting. Plus, they hold giveaways and raffles from time to time, so following them on social media is a must.
Flo on Wheels
Whether you are looking for a road bike, street bike, kid’s bike, or top-notch accessories, Flo on Wheels has a ton of options. They even offer specialty wheels for people who need something different: think fold-up bikes for commuters or specialized hybrid bikes. The best part? They are a Mom-and-Pop operation with a loyal customer base, so it’s worth supporting this small business.
Hudson Bike Share
Need a bike but don’t have one of your own? Get around the city easily on two wheels with the Hudson Bike Share program. This public bike share is available 24/7, and has rental stations all over town for easy access. To make it even smoother, there’s an app for your smartphone, to help you find an available bike and handle everything via your mobile.
Hoboken Bicycle Repair Station
In 2011, Hoboken installed the first self-service bike repair station — one of the first cities on the east coast with a public bike repair facility. Located behind the bus terminal and adjacent to the PATH, there is a stand to hold a bike, a hand-operated air pump, and basic tools, including wrenches, screwdrivers, and tire lever for minor repairs.
Bike-enthusiasts, rejoice! Bike Hoboken is a community-based organization that brings together riders, locals and families who want to make the city safer for cyclists of all ages. In their mission to make the city more bike-friendly, they host meetings, group rides and provide education for youths and adults.
Citywide Bike Paths
All over the city of Hoboken are designated bike paths for cyclists to safely enjoy. Running from uptown to downtown and all along the waterfront, the paths feature bike racks and additional facilities to help riders who want to get around town on two wheels. As a Bronze Bicycle Friendly Community, they also have a comprehensive bike map to help you plan your best ride.
Hudson River Waterfront Walkway
The Hudson River Waterfront Walkway runs 18.5 miles through nine municipalities, including Jersey City. Perfect for you morning or afternoon ride, rent a bike to cover most of the path or bring friends along for photo ops worthy of Instagram.