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40 Miles, 5 Borboughs, 1 Ride and 0 Cars – The TD Five Boro Bike Tour

The 41st Annual TD Five Boro Bike Tour will take place on May 6, 2018. On that morning, 32,000 cyclists from every state in the nation and dozens of countries around the world will come together in lower Manhattan in support of Bike New York’s free bike education programs. From there, they will ride 40 miles through the five boroughs of New York City on car-free streets, including over the Queensboro and Verrazano-Narrows Bridges. Using proceeds from the Tour, Bike New York has, over the years, taught bike skills to more than 100,000 kids and adults throughout the five boroughs.

“The opportunity to experience 40 miles of car-free streets in the most exciting and diverse city in the world is what keeps folks coming back to the TD Five Boro Bike Tour year after year,” says Ken Podziba, President/CEO of Bike New York. “We continue to make improvements—whether it’s more entertainment, better food options, or an increased focus on environmental responsibility—to provide the best possible experience for our 32,000 riders. And the fact that proceeds from the Tour help New Yorkers transform their lives and communities through bicycling makes all this fun that much more meaningful.”

32,000 cyclists to ride 40 miles through five boroughs of New York City on car-free streets in the country’s biggest bike ride; proceeds fund free bike education program

The nonprofit’s bike education program is the largest of its kind in the country—last year alone, more than 25,000 kids and adults learned bike skills. When you ride with Bike New York, you’re helping in a mission to empower more New Yorkers to grab life by the handlebars. The 41st Annual TD Five Boro Bike Tour will take place on Sunday, May 6, 2018. Even though the tour isn’t until May, registration for the 2018 tour opens today at 12:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) and has traditionally filled quite quickly.

 

Registration Categories

STANDARD – $105.00: You’ll be signing up for the ride of a lifetime, making it not quite “standard.” But you get the idea.

STANDARD + MEMBERSHIP – $145.00: Get all the Standard registration perks and become a Bike New York member! Tour-wise, this means a special rider packet pick-up line at Bike Expo New York, a beer garden at the Finish Festival, and early access to registration for the 2019 Tour. Membership also gets you some great swag (including a T-shirt, lapel pin, and reflective sticker), special members-only rides, tons of partner discounts, and much more that you can read about here.

VIP – $340.00: With VIP registration, you get all the standard registration perks, plus guaranteed placement in the first Start Wavespecial VIP packet pick-up line at Bike Expo New York, official commemorative 2018 TD Five Boro Bike Tour registration jerseyBike New York–branded waist bag (meets Tour baggage requirements) by Manhattan Portage, timed climb over the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, breakfast and entertainment at the Start, and access to exclusive VIP lounge & gourmet lunch at the Finish Festival.

The Route

The 40-mile, car-free Tour begins in Lower Manhattan (the start line is at Franklin St. and Church St., with entrance points for each of the four start waves running south along Church to Battery Park), heads north through the heart of Central Park, and continues on to Harlem and the Bronx before returning south along the East River on the FDR Drive. From there, cyclists cross into Queens and then into Brooklyn, where riders take over the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway before the heart-pumping climb up—and thrilling ride down—the breathtaking Verrazano-Narrows Bridge and into the Finish Festival on Staten Island.

 For more information or to sign-up for tour details, visit www.bike.nyc.
Riders lining up before setting out on a 40 mile ride through New York City. Image: Bike NYCThousands of cyclists getting ready to step off in the TD Five Boro Bike Ride. Image: Bike NYCMidway through the ride, riders are still smiling. Image: Bike NYCOne of the many cyclists taking part in the 2017 TD Five Boro Bike Ride. Image: Bike NYC

 

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