The Transportation Alternatives Century Ride 2007

On Sunday 6,000 bicyclists took to the streets as part of Transportation Alternatives Century, a 100-mile spin around New York City (that also features routes of 15, 35, 55 and 75 miles). I did 55 this year. As always, the Century is a pretty amazing way to experience the city. Here is a 3-minute video montage by Clarence Eckerson of StreetFilms: TA Century 2007.

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