Ride your bike without fearing for your life or your sanity with a rare New York City cycling adventure.
On Sunday, May 5th, 2013, cyclists reclaim Manhattan and all four outer boroughs from aggressive drivers, smoggy garbage trucks and mindless pedestrians in the 2013 TD Bank Five Boro Bike Tour, the highly anticipated, traffic-free annual bike event that tours every borough of the bustling metropolis.
The event started out with just 250 riders in the inaugural Five Boro Challenge in 1977. In May 2013, more than 32,000 biking enthusiasts will be cruising this fun, 40-mile course and will enjoy music, rest stops, and fresh air along the entire route. Best of all it's traffic-free.
Riders partial to Manhattan have something to be excited about. More than one-third of the entire route winds through the streets of Manhattan. Participants start the tour in Battery Park and cycle into Midtown, through the hills of Central Park, cross into a small section of the Bronx and meander back down the FDR Drive before crossing the 59th Street Bridge into Queens.
The remaining two-thirds of the tour takes riders through the beautiful Astoria Park in Queens, along the East River and into downtown Brooklyn. From there riders coast through the Brooklyn waterfront and across the Verazzano-Narrows Bridge to the finish line at Staten Island’s Fort Wadsworth.
After completing the tour, all bikers are treated to a festival in Staten Island with exhibitors galore, food, and massage therapists to treat those sore muscles.
More Information About the New York City TD Bank Five Boro Bike Tour
- View a detailed course map and learn more about the route.
- Registration was limited to the first 32,000 riders. Register online now. Note: Registration is now full, but you can still come out and support the riders and it is a great opportunity for volunteers.