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Urban Cycling / Re: cyclist friendly hotel near JFK ?
« on: June 06, 2022, 12:30:12 pm »
Thanks a lot for the advice !

NY is just another big city....
This is just the reason why I do not want to cycle directly into Manhatten after arriving ...  :)

My plan was to follow the ACA route to Chicago via the (southern) Philadelphia alternative - maybe putting in a few extra days and including Washington DC. So, a lot of thanks for the travel-advice, but I suppose I will take the ferry to Highlands. Or would your route suggestion also be valid for the Philadelphia alternative ?

I will certainly look into the REI in Manhatten (I know it is dangerous, but I think I will be able to control it ...  ;D) - I had thought of the one on Long Island in the vicinity of the Jamaica station.


Urban Cycling / Re: cyclist friendly hotel near JFK ?
« on: June 03, 2022, 11:42:39 am »
Thanks a lot for the hints !

I was thinking of a box, and my original idea was assembly at the airport and then taking the airport-train. Meanwhile I read that keeping it boxed might simplify taking it into the hotel.

As I will still have to take care about some equipment after arrival (most of all fuel for the stove), I thought of staying 1 or 2 days. Also I am not sure whether it would be a good idea (in the mentioned condition) to ride directly into New York - although when I do it finally, I will take the Brooklyn Bridge for sure, after all that is one of the reasons to start in New York !

Urban Cycling / cyclist friendly hotel near JFK ?
« on: June 02, 2022, 01:41:11 pm »
Dear All, I am new to this forum, so I hope I will "behave" in the right manner:
I am planning a longer cycling tour through the US next year which I want to start in New York. Would anyone here be aware of a bicycle/cyclist friendly hotel near JFK airport for the first 1 or 2 nights in the US ?
After an 8-hour flight from Europe combined with a 6-hour jetlag, I suppose I will want to get directly to a hotel close by the airport.
So would anyone by chance know of a friendly hotel where I could accommodate also safely a bicycle (does not have to be in the hotel-room - if it is allowed in the lobby I am fine :D). Thanks a lot for any recommendations !

Actually I would have a similar question about Chicago  :) - only there it is without jetlag and without 8hour-flight. If I ever make it to Chicago.

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