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Prospect Park attracts cyclists of all levels and abilities. Bicycling is permitted on the Park Drives, including the 3.35-mile loop, which hosts a range of cycling events throughout the year. Bike rentals are available at the LeFrak Center at Lakeside.

Please note the following rules of the road:

  • Cycling is permitted only on the main Park Drive, Center Drive and Wellhouse Drive, and prohibited on pedestrian paths. Cyclists must walk their bike on pedestrian paths, except for children under the age of 14. View our Park Drive Cycling Map.
  • Cyclists must follow all traffic signs and signals, including stopping at red lights and following park rules related to speed and safety as posted on the NYC Parks website.
  • Cyclists and skaters must travel in a counterclockwise direction and use the marked cycling lanes, and be mindful of authorized vehicles also utilizing this lane.
  • Bicycles must be equipped with bells or similar warning devices, and have headlights, tail lights and reflectors after dark.
  • Helmets are required for children 14 and under, and are suggested for everyone riding bikes or skating.

Please note current pilots happening on the Park Drive. Learn more about these pilots on our Park Drive Pilot page:

  • March 2023 through September 2024: NYCDOT is piloting a new lane configuration on the East Drive to improve safety by adding an outer pedestrian lane.
  • June 2023 through May 2024: NYC Parks is implementing a citywide pilot to allow Class 1, 2 and 3 e-bikes and e-scooters to use the cycling lane on the Park Drive.
Park Drive
Park Drive offers a scenic walking, running, scootering and cycling route circulating the park starting at Grand Army Plaza.
Center Drive
Center Drive crosses the park between West Drive and East Drive and offers a scenic walking, running, scootering and cycling route.
Wellhouse Drive
Wellhouse Drive is a popular destination for walking, running, scootering and cycling in Prospect Park.

Rules and Safety

Learn more about how to bike safely in Prospect Park.

Prospect Park Bicycling Map

Download our bicycling/running map with mileage and distances in Prospect Park.

Bike Rentals

Hours + Rates Bike rentals are offered at Lakeside in Spring through Fall. Learn more on on our Lakeside webpage.

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