We're still amazed at the determination on display at this year's rain-soaked TD Five Boro Bike Tour, so for the latest installment in our Bike New Yorker series, we're going to let these images—captured by photographer Dirk Anschütz just after Mile 26 in Brooklyn—do the talking.
Ayesha McGowan is a Cannondale ambassador chronicling her attempt to become the first female African-American professional road cyclist at aquickbrownfox.com. We asked her for some advice on how to get the most out of the Tour experience this year.
The key to success at the TD Five Boro Bike Tour? Simple. A tour-ready bicycle. A few easy checks will keep you rolling all the way from Manhattan to Staten Island without a hitch. Susan Lindell, the shop manager at Brooklyn’s Recycle-A-Bicycle (one of our bike shop partners at this year’s Tour) shares the essentials of getting your bike ready for a big ride.