David Colon of the Gothamist had a great write up about the best bike rides in New York City. Covering all the boroughs, the article also included a ride to City Island.
West Side Highway to City Island
Here’s a ride that would be vastly easier with pedestrian access to the Throgs Neck Bridge. City Island is a great place to visit during the summer, akin to a small fishing village dropped on to the edge of the Bronx. It’s home to great seafood, peaceful views of the Long Island Sound and my aunt, uncle and cousins, making it one of the most unique places in the five boroughs.
For the full route, and how you can bike to City Island, check out the article here.