The Five Boro Bike Tour is celebrating its 40th anniversary on Sunday and cyclists will ride through 40 miles of car-free roads in all five boroughs.
The event will run through parts of Queens, which means parts of Long Island City and Astoria will be closed off from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on May 7. According to the organizers, 32,000 cyclists are expected to attend the event.
Cyclists will start off in Manhattan, snake through the Bronx, cross into Queens through the Queensboro Bridge, head into Brooklyn and then finish in Staten Island. To celebrate, organizers will hold the Finish Festival at Fort Wadsworth in Staten Island.
Cyclists will be treated to live music and food from vendors such as Bull Dog Burgery, Empanada Shop, Gordo’s Cantina, Salt & Bone, Andy’s Italian Ices & Espresso and more. Proceeds from the event will go to fund free bike education programs.
The following streets will be closed:
- 21st Street between Queens Plaza South and Hoyt Avenue North
- Queens Plaza South between 21st Street and Vernon Boulevard / Alternate Route
- Hoyt Avenue North between 21st Street and 19th Street
- 19th Street between Hoyt Avenue North and Ditmars Boulevard
- Ditmars Boulevard between 19th Street and Shore Boulevard
- Shore Boulevard between Ditmars Boulevard and Astoria Park South
- Astoria Park South between Shore Boulevard and14th Street
- 14th Street between Astoria Park South and 31st Avenue
- 31st Avenue between 14th Street and Vernon Boulevard
- Vernon Boulevard between 31st Avenue and 44th Drive
- 44th Drive between Vernon Boulevard and 11th Street
- 11th Street between 44th Drive and Pulaski Bridge
- Pulaski Bridge (Brooklyn-bound)