New York’s Five Boro Bike Tour is the largest recreational cycling event in the United States. Every year on the first Sunday of May, over 30,000 riders participate in the 42 mile ride around New York City. The route, closed to automobile traffic, takes riders through all five boroughs of New York City, across five major bridges, and finally across New York Harbor on the Staten Island Ferry. It is a lot of fun for cyclists of all skill sets and highly recommended.
The first Sunday in May: May 4, 2014
The TD Five Boro Bike Tour Presented by REI is the world’s biggest charity bike ride. Co-produced by Bike New York and the New York City Department of Transportation, this unforgettable event offers 32,000 cyclists the opportunity to bike through all five boroughs–Manhattan, The Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn, and Staten Island–on streets totally free of traffic.
Proceeds from the TD Five Boro Bike Tour fund Bike New York’s free bike education classes. Plus, there’s no better way to experience the Big Apple than by bike. For one day, the roads are yours, the bridges are yours, the city is yours.
Registration for the 2014 TD Five Boro Bike Tour Presented by REI opens at 12PM (noon) EST on January 14, 2014. Standard Registration is $90; VIP Registration is $325. Register at BikeNewYork.org
New York City (route map)