I used to ride bikes, like almost competitively, so its hard to imagine it being that difficult. But those things probably weigh a ton and moving a bike forward depends on how light the frame is. I'm sure even those small hills around the boardwalk can turn into mountains when you are on something that heavy. Congrats to Alex for his gold medal. Your NYC plans sound so fun. $80 for parking. Yikes! One of the things on my bucket list is seeing the 9/11 memorial. I did not realize that you actually need tickets.