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Bike New York empowers New Yorkers to transform their lives and their communities through bicycling. The group's vision is to increase ridership, to empower youth to lead healthy, productive lives, to remove barriers to cycling, and to advocate for and expand services to reach more New Yorkers. Each year Bike New York hosts a ton of events and they continue to build and awesome community.

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Lessons and Education

Bike New York operates the largest free bicycle education program of its kind in the world. They teach both adults and children how to ride safely. Last year more than 30,000 New Yorkers benefited from their programs and services.

Bike New York Events and Community

Five Boro Bike Tour

The coolest ride in NYC! This year’s Tour is scheduled in the spring on Sunday, May 1st and planned for full capacity, with 32,000 cyclists riding. This family-friendly tour is 40 miles and a chance to enjoy the roads car-free. The Five Boro Bike Tour begins in Lower Manhattan, heads north through the heart of Central Park, and continues on to Harlem and the Bronx before returning south along the East River on the FDR Drive. From there, cyclists cross into Queens and then into Brooklyn, where riders take over the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway before the heart-pumping climb up—and thrilling ride down—the breathtaking Verrazano-Narrows Bridge and into the Finish Festival on Staten Island. 

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Why We Love this Event

Let's start with the Mayor of NYC, Eric Adams, “The opportunity to ride car-free through the five boroughs of the most exciting and diverse city in the world is why the TD Five Boro Bike Tour has become our country’s most popular bike ride. And knowing the proceeds from the Tour fund Bike New York’s free bike education and safety programs makes it even more meaningful.”

The TD Five Boro Bike Tour is the premier fundraising event for Bike New York, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit committed to empowering New Yorkers to transform their lives and their communities through cycling. Proceeds from the event directly fund free public bike education programs for over 30,000 adults and kids throughout the five boroughs. Bike New York co-produces this iconic New York tradition with the New York City Department of Transportation.


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