We're going to NYC next June for the first time :)! We both like to cycle (although we are in our late fifties and only just started cycling in the last two years ;)). We've cycled around London and Toronto and are looking forward to making that part of our NYC experience. We are staying in midtown Manhattan (Koreatown) and my thought is that we could jump on the subway and get to Prospect Park and then rent bikes and ride Ocean Parkway down to Coney Island and back (getting a hot dog at Nathan's while we're there!).
Any advice from those who have cycled that route? I've read conflicting reports on the state of the cycling path. Also read a bit about the difficulty of navigating the traffic circle to get on the bike path at the south end of the park, so would like some input on that from those familiar with the area. And lastly, is my idea of taking the subway to Prospect Park the best way to get to that point?