The NYC Century offers five route options (ranging from 15 to 100 miles) to provide all cyclists a great way to see New York City and explore some of the City’s best greenways and parks. This year the NYC Century Bike Tour will take place rain or shine on Sunday, September 13th, 2009.
- For more information and to register, visit NYCCentury.org
- view NYC Century 100 Mile Route Map from 2007
Choose your distance, Ride your Pace
15 mile: Lead by T.A. Marshals, this ride is meant for first time riders and families. Riders travel down Broadway, passing NYC icons, Columbus Circle, Time Square, Herald Square, Flatiron Building, Union Square, cross over the Brooklyn Bridge and finish in beautiful Brooklyn Bridge Park. Leave 8 am Finish 10 am-2 pm
35 mile: This ride is for those looking for more than a Sunday stroll. Riders are taken through downtown Brooklyn, around Prospect Park and continue through hip and trendy Williamsburg and up to Astoria Park, Queen finishing in Central Park. Leave 7:30 am Finish 11 am.- 3 pm
55 mile: This route is more miles but since NYC is relatively flat terrain it makes for a manageable ride for someone who is looking to challenge him or herself. This route takes riders along the Brooklyn greenway with views of the Verrazano Bridge and Coney Island and connecting to with 35-mile finish. Leave 7 am Finish 11 am.-4pm
75 mile: This is not for armatures. From Canarsie Piers riders split and continue on the greenway and head north to Queens. The journey takes riders to Kissena Park where riders can take a loop around the Velodrome. Leave 6:30 am Finish 12-4 pm
100 mile: Experienced Riders Only. Picking up from the 75 mile route, riders continue north to the Bronx. This part of the ride is the most challenging because we saved the hills for the end. Riders enter northern Manhattan and take to the east side to get a view of Yankee Stadium and travel through historic Harlem. 6 am Finish 12-6 pm
For more information and to register, visit NYCCentury.org.
Sign up before August 21st and you’ll be eligible to use the express start on Ride Day. Register by July 3rd and you will be entered to win a Dahon folding bicycle!