About the Bike Tour
Five Boro Bike Tour is the largest recreational cycling event in the United States. Every
year on the first Sunday of May, riders cycle 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.
The TD Five Boro Bike Tour offers 32,000 cyclists the opportunity to bike
through all five boroughs–Manhattan, The Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn,
and Staten Island–on streets totally free of traffic. The event
is co-produced by Bike New York and the New York City Department of Transportation.
Proceeds from the TD Five Boro Bike Tour fund Bike New York’s free
bike education classes; last year, we taught over 15,000 New Yorkers how
to ride safely and confidently. Plus, there’s no better way to experience
the Big Apple than by bike. For one day, the roads are yours, the bridges
are yours, the city is yours.