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.
Register early ($48 before March 13), as they sold out last year almost a month in advance.Sold Out Please check the comments for those trying to sell or find tickets.
View the route map
Sunday, May 3rd, 2009 Rain or shine
6:30-7:45 a.m.: Tour lineup. Head toward Battery Park, in Lower Manhattan, and follow the marshals’ directions.
7:45-8:00 a.m.: Opening ceremonies with city officials and others at the start stage.
8:00 a.m.: The ride starts!
11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.: Festival at Fort Wadsworth, Staten Island, with finish at the Staten Island Ferry
- official Bike New York 5 Boro Bike Tour site
- 5 Boro Bike Tour Map
- 5 Boro Bike Tour Map for Google Earth
- 2008 5 Boro Bike Tour Photos