The Five Boro Bike Tour, the largest recreational cycling event in the United States, is scheduled for Sunday, May 4th 2008. 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.
Sunday, May 4, 2008
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