BICYCLES. Taking a spin in Central Park closed to cars on Sundays and certain other days is a great change of pace from city life. A list of rental agencies can be found In the Yellow Pages under Bicycles Dealers and Rental”. You can rent by half-day or more, rates range from $2 per hour for a half day to $8 for the whole day. A refundable deposit and identification are required.
You can get information on cycle tours from American Youth Hostels. Inc. at 132 Spring Steet, New York 10012 (tel. 431-7100) or a cyclers’ association called The Transportation Alternative. 20 Exchange Place, New York 10005 (tel. 799-6426) and in a book by R. Macia, The N. Y. Bicycler.