Nation’s Largest Cycling Event
This Sunday, May 6, More than 30,000 riders will be riding in the 35th TD Five Boro Bike Tour, the largest cycling event in the U.S.
Held annually the first Sunday in May, the tour is co-produced by Bike NewYork and the city Department of Transportation. The event provides participants the unique and fun experience to bike through all five boroughs- a 40 mile, traffic-free ride for 32,000 cyclists.
Starting just north of Battery Park at 7:45 a.m., the tour runs up Manhattan, through Central Park, around a brief loop in the Bronx and down to the Queensboro Bridge passing countless New York City icons on the way. After a ride over the Pulaski bridge passing through Brooklyn, riders take the Verrazano Bridge to the Fort Wadsworth Overlook in Staten Island.
Proceeds from the event fund Bike New York’s education programs.
To kick off NYC’s bike share program and the tour’s 35th anniversary, Bike New York is producing the first FREE Bike Expo New York, which is open to the public, from May 3 to 5, at Pier 36 on the Lower East Side of Manhattan.
The subway, Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North Railroad all allow bicycles all year long. But special accommodations are made for this tour once a year. At the start or finish of the tour, customers with bicycles who wish to use the subway should use the South Ferry 1, Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall 4/5/6, City Hall R (Q northbound), Chambers St J, Chambers Street A/C and Chambers Street 1/2/3 subway stations.
Cyclists wishing to use the subway at the end of the day are asked to use the main entrance of the 1 train at the South Ferry station.