Want to spend New Year’s Eve in New York City but can’t bear the thought of being sandwiched amid thousands in Times Square?

Hop on a bike and join the Time’s Up New Year’s Eve bicycle ride, which begins at Columbus Circle at 10 p.m. and takes in Central Park as well as the majestic views of the Hudson River from Riverside Park. There won’t be a cab in sight all night, so you might as well have your own wheels. Free. (212) 802-8222, www.times-up.org
— K.R.