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the best of old & new

In the 1890s, wheelmen made maps of the new macadam, gravel, and asphalt roads that made cycling easier. Word spread of the best routes – none more popular than the first dedicated cycle path in America: the Coney Island Path, from Prospect Park to the Coney Island boardwalk.

To make your way straight and easy, Silver–Wheeled City offers 9 GPS-driven audio guide narrations with accompanying route instructions. As you pedal through the Belgian block–paved, brownstone and brick rowhouse neighborhoods of Brooklyn or beneath the towering Gilded Age skyscrapers of Manhattan, Dr. Dann unfolds surprising tales of speed, sensuality, sex and spectatorship. Ready to ride? CLICK HERE to start. . .