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** New Yorkled Magazine **

May 07 2023

TD Five Boro Bike Tour a Celebration of Biking and Community in NYC

Sunday, May 7, 2023

Throughout the five boroughs of the Big Apple

If you love biking and exploring new places, you won’t want to miss the TD Five Boro Bike Tour in New York City. It’s the ultimate cycling adventure that lets you experience the Big Apple like never before. You’ll join more than 30,000 fellow riders as you pedal through 40 miles of car-free streets, crossing five iconic bridges and passing by famous landmarks and neighborhoods. You’ll feel the thrill of riding with a massive crowd of bike enthusiasts, cheering each other on and enjoying the views.

But the TD Five Boro Bike Tour is more than just a fun ride. It’s also a way to support a great cause: free bike education programs for thousands of New Yorkers. By participating in the ride, you’re helping Bike New York empower more people with the skills and confidence to ride safely and comfortably on city streets. You’re also promoting a healthy, sustainable and eco-friendly mode of transportation that benefits everyone. So what are you waiting for? Register now and get ready for the ride of your life!

About Bike New York:

Bike New York is a nonprofit organization that empowers New Yorkers to transform their lives and communities through bicycling. Their vision is to increase ridership, to empower youth to lead healthy, productive lives, to remove barriers to cycling, and to advocate for and expand services to reach more New Yorkers.

They offer free bike education programs throughout the five boroughs, where they teach kids and adults how to ride a bike, and how to do so safely and confidently in the city. In 2020 alone, they taught bike skills to more than 30,000 New Yorkers.

They also organize numerous annual events, including the TD Five Boro Bike Tour (the largest charitable bike ride in the U.S.), Bike Expo New York, and smaller regional and community rides.

They are committed to sustainability and have implemented various initiatives to make their events as green as possible. They also welcome sponsorships and media inquiries from interested parties.

Their team consists of a diverse group of people who are passionate about cycling and making New York City a better place for everyone. They can be contacted by phone or email for any questions or feedback.


Getting to the event:

By Subway

The best way to get to the start of the ride by subway is to take the 4/5/6 train to Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall or Bowling Green. From there, it is a short walk to the start area.

By Train

The Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) and Metro-North Railroad both have stations in Manhattan that are close to the start area. From the LIRR, take the E train to Bowling Green. From Metro-North, take the 4/5/6 train to Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall or Bowling Green.

By Ferry

The Staten Island Ferry is a free way to get to Staten Island, where the start of the ride is located. From Manhattan, take the Staten Island Ferry to Whitehall Terminal. From there, it is a short walk to the start area.

By Car

If you are driving, there is limited parking available in Staten Island. You can also park in Manhattan and take the ferry to Staten Island. There is no onsite bike parking at the start area, so it is recommended that you take public transportation or walk.

Tips for Getting to the Event

  • Allow plenty of time to get to the start area. The event is very popular and there can be traffic congestion.
  • Take public transportation or walk if possible. There is no onsite bike parking at the start area.
  • Bring a map or GPS device. The route is 40 miles long and it can be easy to get lost.
  • Stay hydrated and fueled. It is a long ride and you will need to stay hydrated and fueled.
  • Have fun! The TD Five Boro Bike Tour is a great way to see New York City and raise money for a good cause.

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