Cycling and Socializing in Central Park

The New York Times—August 16, 2012

If you are interested in cycling in New York City, Hospital for Special Surgery is one of a variety of teams, from fast-paced to leisurely, that use the six-mile loop in Central Park.

HSS Cycling Team
“Knowing these guys are waiting is what gets me up in the morning,” said Dr. Bradford E. Carson, a 49-year-old HSS anesthesiologist and a member of Hospital for Special Surgery cycling team.

The team can be found every weekday morning at 6 a.m. on the Central Park loop wearing their team uniforms. They keep a fast pace and welcome any nonmembers to join if they can keep up.

“You can’t ride as fast on your own as you can in a group,” said Dr. David S. Levine, 45, a foot and ankle surgeon. You use 30 percent less energy on the pace line, he said.

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