The Purple People Bridge was recognized today in The New York Times travel column, “36 Hours in Cincinnati.”

The regular feature in the newspaper’s travel section takes readers through long weekend trips to various destinations around the country.

This week’s column focused on Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. Here’s what the Times reporter Elaine Glusac said about a Saturday morning adventure, one she titled “Rolling on the River”:

“Cincinnati’s shared bicycle system, Red Bike, with 56 stations in the metro area (including Newport, Covington and Bellevue in northern Kentucky) gives cyclists the singular thrill of cycling in two states. A one-day pass ($8) allows unlimited rides of up to one hour at a time, easily allowing renters to pedal along the banks of the Ohio River on the Cincinnati side, which is largely park land, then crossing over to Kentucky via the Purple People Bridge. Opened in 1872 as the area’s first train bridge, the half-mile span now serves only pedestrians and cyclists. On the Kentucky side, bike paths top the grassy levee, offering views to flood gates. Return to Cincinnati via the 1866 vintage John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge, a fraternal twin to the namesake engineer’s Brooklyn Bridge.”

Read the entire column here.