Looking for adventure but don’t want to venture outside of the city limits? Never fear our friends at GearPatrol have put together a great Adventure Guide right in the five boroughs. Scroll below for a wide variety of locations and activities, some you might be surprised about finding in the greater NYC area.
Velodrome Racing in Queens
Velodromes are where pro cyclists go to race and where newbies can test their metal (and legs) trying to peddle as fast as they can. Only 30 are still open to public in the country today, so New Yorkers can rejoice in the chance to participate in something so rare. The track itself is a little bumpy but it is taken as an added challenge. Check out the weekly twilight races if you think you can keep up!
Surf Rockaway Beach
From the A train you can ride about 2 hours to the shore of Queens. Beaches are clean and waves are steady (bigger in the winter) but there is plenty of space in the water to hang ten. After the session, surfers can head to any type of restaurant nearby and indulge.
Ride the Red Hook Crit
Race through Brooklyn on a fixed gear cycle in the Championship Series. Other stops in the series include London, Barcelona and Milan. It’s bound to attract some world class athletes (including you!).
Skate Pier 62
Seeing a picture of Pier 62 is like looking at any skate park in southern California, but this is NYC. There are zones for all skill level and wheeled sport. It boasts a creative layout that an advanced skater can have fun with while also offering an ollie box for the beginners.
Climb Brooklyn Boulders
An indoor climbing gym provides bouldering and belayed climbing up to your preference. It will leave you feeling like you just reached the summit of a great peak in the wilderness, all in the middle of the city.
Play Kayak Polo
Thats right. Not quite polo, not quite water polo. Paddle around in an indoor pool and smack a ball with your paddle adding a fun twist to an already challenge pair of sports.
To read the full list of adventures possible in the city, click here.