On the first Sunday in May, 32,000 cyclists of all skill levels come from around the world to roll through every borough of New York City on streets totally free of cars. For one day, the roads are yours, the bridges are yours, the City is yours—there’s no better way to experience the Big Apple. Produced in conjunction with the City of New York, the TD Five Boro Bike Tour Presented by REI is the largest charitable bike ride in the U.S., with proceeds funding our free bike education programs. Last year alone, we taught bike skills to more than 17,000 kids and adults. When you ride with Bike New York, you’re helping us in our mission to empower more New Yorkers to grab life by the handlebarsNoon tomorrow, January 10, registration opens for the 40th Five Boroughs Bike Tour. I will register “amidnightrider.com” as a team again this year. Anyone is welcome to join during registration. Joining “amidnightrider.com” does not bind you to anything, it simply gets you a really good start time. There is a good chance we won’t even see each other over the weekend.
I heard the registration will be $100 this year. It gives many pause, but having done this event eight times I can honestly say that $100 is well worth it. And it’s for charity. 32,000 will register, but once you get going and things spread out, you will be riding in clusters of a lot less numbers. Like the photo at the top of this page. A hundred or so is a good estimate of people within a pitching wedge distance of your bike.
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