Ever Done a Group Ride with 32,000 Cyclists? Try Five Boros Next Year

32,000 cyclists.  In the streets of New York.  Insane, right?  Well, that’s where we’ll be this weekend, riding the TD Bank Five Boro Bike Tour in some borrowed bikes from Zigo with the little Bikerumor heirs in the front.  Pictures and tweets will be forthcoming as the ride starts on Sunday at 8am.  In the meantime, start making plans now, because all 32,000 spots sold out this year…and from what we’ve heard, you don’t want to miss this chance to roll through NYC’s five boros with no vehicles to bother you.

TD BANK FIVE BORO BIKE TOUR—the largest mass cycling event in North America, will start with 32,000 cyclists on Church Street at Franklin Street.

The Tour began thirty-three years ago with just 250 participants and has become one of the nation’s highly anticipated springtime traditions. Tens of thousands of cyclists, including fitness enthusiasts, families and friends from around the globe, will join together in lower Manhattan to kick off their 42-mile car-free tour through New York’s five boroughs.

The Tour starts out in lower Manhattan riding north through the streets of the city through Central Park, historic Harlem, the Bronx, along the East River, and onto the FDR Drive before crossing into Queens.  Brooklyn is the next stop, riding over the Gowanus Expressway and the Verrazano-Narrows to Staten Island.  A Tour-ending festival greets thousands of riders with entertainment, exhibits and food concessions.  A free ride on the Staten Island Ferry back to Manhattan completes the ultimate of New York experiences.

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