This 3-mile Empire State Trail section is an on-road connection from northwest Manhattan to the Bronx. This section is appropriate for experienced bicyclists comfortable riding in city traffic. The route follows a designated NYC bicycle route, from Dyckman Street in northwest Manhattan to Van Cortlandt Park at the intersection of Broadway and West 242nd Street. Bicyclists travel next to vehicle traffic and parked cars. The route crosses the Broadway Bridge – bicyclists can ride across next to traffic, or dismount for a short walk on a protected sidewalk. Although sidewalks exist along the entire route, this section is not recommended for hikers.