Rekindling the Love for Prospect Park

It’s been awhile since I used to spend much time in Prospect Park. When I first moved to Brooklyn, the park used to be my oasis – a place of refuge and relaxation. I’m not sure if it’s work or life or all the work I COULD be doing on the house at any given moment, but somehow that quiet time amongst the trees has been one of the things I’ve accidentally given up over the last few years.

Thanks to CH Cycles and the longer daylight hours, my newly-repaired bike and I have been taking an evening spin around the park and falling right back in love. Nighttime bike rides in Brooklyn are one of life’s sweetest pleasures, and it’s one of the best ways I’ve found to relax after a long day at the office. Using gmap-pedometer.com, I’ve discovered a couple of great 7 to 8-mile loops from my house through the park and back, and it’s been blissful. Plus, I just realized this past week that I can actually use that site to track my rides and workouts — I’m hooked!

I thought I’d share a few recent Instagram photos from my nighttime bike rides and I can’t wait to take more this week. If you ever want to go on a nighttime ride / photo outing, let me know! It’s even more fun with friends.




2 thoughts on “Rekindling the Love for Prospect Park”

  1. i love night time bike rides. it’s so nice to rush through the streets when the air is cool and there are less cars on the road. i should probably get back in the habit of evening rides.

    1. It’s so, so good. I can only imagine how awesome it would be in LA since the weather’s so great year-round. Jealous! How is the riding in LA, though? Are there lots of designated lanes or is it more at your own risk?

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