The Commerce Bank Five Boro Bike Tour

The annual bike tour of the city, through all five boroughs: 42 miles with 30,000 cyclists.

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Eyes on the Street: Five Borough Bike Tour

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What a big weekend for public cycling events. This Sunday, more than 30,000 cyclists enjoyed perfect weather for the 30th anniversary of the Five Borough Bike Tour, a 42-mile traffic free ride through the city including a jaunt along the Gowanus Expressway in Brooklyn. It is the largest recreational cycling event in America. Photo: diddlbiker/Flickr

NYPD Rule Would Wipe Out NYC’s Premier Bike Education Program

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A new fee imposed by NYPD could decimate free bike education programs that serve thousands of New Yorkers, and would jeopardize the education component of the city’s bike-share program. Bike New York, organizer of the Five Boro Bike Tour, holds hundreds of cycling classes each year. Classes designed to teach kids and adults to ride […]
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How a Massive Bike Tour Inspired Montreal to Become a Bike-Friendly City

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Especially in the warmer months, Montreal is simply alive with street life and, of course, lots of bicycling. Its car-free spaces are inviting to everyone, and there’s so much art and interactive installations in public space. In 2001 and again in 2003, I got to ride the Tour de l’Île in Montreal while on group trips with NYC’s Five Borough Bike Club. Both times were incredibly exciting, […]

NYC Century Tour This Sunday

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Thinking of commuting by bike but looking to get your feet wet first? Ready to take one more long communal warm-weather ride? Sunday’s 19th annual NYC Century Bike Tour might be for you. With five routes to choose from, this year’s event is expected to draw some 6,000 cyclists at all levels of experience. The […]