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SUNDAY, MAY 1, 2022

 

After a few technical difficulties with our registration platform provider, we’re back up and running! Jump on it!

On Sunday, May 1, cyclists of all skill levels will come from around the world to roll through every borough of New York City on streets totally free of cars. For one day, the roads are yours, the bridges are yours, the City is yours—there’s no better way to experience NYC.

 

Produced in conjunction with the City of New York, the TD Five Boro Bike Tour is a charitable ride that funds free bike education programs reaching thousands of New Yorkers each year. In response to the pandemic, our programming went virtual—we taught more than 30,000 kids and adults critical bike skills in 2020 alone. When you ride with Bike New York, you’re helping us in our mission to empower more New Yorkers with the skills to ride safely and confidently on city streets.

Registration for the 2022 TD Five Boro Bike Tour is now open!

Standard (Adult & Youth)

Standard registration for adults and youths costs $112, $23 of which is a tax-deductible charitable donation to Bike New York to fund our free bike education programs. Standard registration includes:

  • Rider Identification Kit (bib & bike plate) – this is your key to enter and participate in the Tour
  • Snacks and entertainment at rest areas along the route
  • Fully supported route with additional water stops
  • Access to free bike repair along the route provided by Trek
  • Access to SAG (Support and Gear) vehicles
  • Entry to the Finish Festival on Staten Island
  • Digital finisher certificate
  • Free photos provided by Amazon

VIP (Adult & Youth)

VIP registration for adults and youths costs $350, $76.50 of which is a tax-deductible charitable donation to Bike New York to fund our free bike education programs. VIP registration includes:

  • All standard registration perks
  • Guaranteed placement in the first start wave
  • Limited-edition TD Five Boro Bike Tour jersey designed by Bike New York and Primal Wear
  • Custom, limited-edition Tour-branded Manhattan Portage bag*
  • Breakfast and entertainment at the Start
  • Timed climb over the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge
  • Access to exclusive VIP lounge and gourmet lunch at the Finish Festival

 

*Note that the Manhattan Portage bag is included in VIP registration. A limited number of bags will be available for purchase at the Finish Festival and online after the Tour.

Charity

The cost of charity registration depends on your selected charity. Charity registration includes:

  • All standard registration perks
  • Guaranteed placement in the first start wave
  • Breakfast at the Start
  • Lunch at the Finish Festival
  • The satisfaction of knowing you’ve helped further the cause of Bike New York and your chosen charity
  • Whatever other perks are offered by your selected charity

 

We will provide our list of Charity Partners in the coming days, so please check here frequently.

 

 

WHEN YOU RENT A BIKE WITH UNLIMITED BIKING, THE OFFICIAL RENTAL PARTNER OF BIKE NEW YORK, PROCEEDS HELP FUND OUR BIKE EDUCATION PROGRAM!

Lodging

Discounted room rates are available for TD Five Boro Bike Tour participants. Room availability is limited, and reservations are on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

Check back here often for additional hotels and discounted rates.

 

W New York – Union Square | Click here for reservations

 

Gild Hall – Lower Manhattan | Click here for reservations

 

The Westin New York – Times Square | Click here for reservations

 

Hilton Garden Inn – Tribeca | Click here for reservations

 

Hampton Inn – Seaport | Click here for reservations

 

Holiday Inn – Wall Street | Click here for reservations

 

Holiday Inn Express – Wall Street | Click here for reservations

 

Moxy NYC – Downtown | Click here for reservations

 

New York Marriott – Downtown | Click here for reservations

 

New York Marriott – Brooklyn Bridge | Click here for reservations

Driving & Parking

We recommend that participants driving to the TD Five Boro Bike Tour carpool and park in Staten Island in the morning. Parking will be easier, and you’ll avoid waiting for the ferry at the end of the day. If you park on the street, please observe all posted parking restrictions. Cars parked along the Tour Route will be towed.

 

Stay tuned for more information on specific parking options as the Tour approaches.

Bike

We’re quite partial to this option. From anywhere in Manhattan or downtown Brooklyn, the best way to get to the Start Area is by bike. The Hudson River Greenway and Broadway both lead directly to Bowling Green. For detailed directions, use Google Maps to plan your route. Be sure to click the bicycle icon.

Subway

Note that some subway stations do not accommodate bikes. The MTA requests that participants do not bring bikes on the L/M/G trains. Visit www.mta.info for customized travel directions using TripPlanner, or call the MTA for more information by dialing 511. Check the schedule for changes as Tour day approaches.

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PATH Train (from New Jersey)

  • From Hoboken, take the PATH train toward 33rd St. and get off at the Christopher St. stop. From Newark, Journal Square, Grove St. and Exchange Pl., take the 33rd St/HOB train and get off at the Christopher St. stop. From Christopher St. connect with the West Side Highway bike path and ride south to your correct start wave entrance.
  • The fare is $2.75, payable by MetroCard.
  • Bikes are not permitted on the first car of the train.
  • Note that you will need to use stairs to get to street level, so be prepared to carry your bike.
  • For up-to-date information, system map, station locations, and parking information, visit www.panynj.gov or dial 1-800-234-PATH.

Long Island Railroad (LIRR)

  • The Manhattan stop for the LIRR is Penn Station, at 34th St. and 7th Ave.
  • At Penn Station, cyclists can transfer to downtown subway service or bike downtown to Bowling Green.
  • On Tour Day, off-peak fares apply and bike permit rules are suspended.
  • Cyclists should attempt to distribute themselves evenly throughout the train to facilitate the flow of customers boarding and disembarking at stations.
  • Bring an elastic bungee cord to secure bikes to the train.
  • For more information, updates, and departure times and station locations, visit www.mta.info/lirr.

Metro-North Railroad

  • Take Metro North to Grand Central Station at East 42nd St. and Park Ave.
  • To get to Bowling Green via subway from Grand Central Terminal, take the 4, 5, or 6 train to the Brooklyn Bridge or City Hall stations.
  • On Tour Day:
    • Bikes are allowed on all trains on the Harlem, Hudson, and New Haven Lines.
    • Bike permit rules are suspended.
    • Restrictions on the number of bikes per train will remain with a maximum of eight bikes per train.
    • Off-peak fares apply.
  • For more information on departure times and station locations, visit www.mta.info/mnr.

NY Waterway (From Jersey City)

Ferry service information will be provided closer to the date of the Tour.

While you're in NYC...

If you’re coming to New York City for the TD Five Boro Bike Tour, then make sure to check out the nycgo.com for official visitor information to help you plan your trip! The guide is a great resource for everything you need to know regarding where to stay, eat, drink and play while you’re in town.

 

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Bike New York isn’t the only organization that benefits from the world’s largest charity bike ride—we partner with multiple nonprofits that bring riders together to raise funds for charity. Check back here for a list of our 2022 TD Five Boro Bike Tour Charity Partners!

 

At this time, we are no longer accepting applications for the 2022 TD Five Boro Bike Tour Charity Partner Program. If you have any questions, please send a note to charitypartner@bike.nyc.

FAQ

When is the next TD Five Boro Bike Tour?

The 44th TD Five Boro Bike Tour will take place on Sunday, May 1, 2022. If you haven’t yet, please sign up for our monthly newsletter and mailing list (at the top right corner of this website) to get updates on all things Bike New York!

When does registration for the 2022 Tour open?

Registration for the 2022 TD Five Boro Bike Tour will open on Wednesday, January 26 at 12:00 pm EDT! For updates on the 2022 Tour sent straight to your inbox, sign up for our newsletter here.

I deferred my entry to the 2022 Tour. What do I need to do now?

We will email you instructions on how to redeem or re-defer your deferred Tour entry prior to registration opening. If you no longer have access to the email address you used for your original Tour registration or your email address has changed, please email us at info@bike.nyc.

What steps is Bike New York taking to prevent COVID-19 transmission to other Tour participants?

We are working with state and local health officials and will follow all health and safety guidelines in place up to and during the Tour.

Are riders required to have the COVID-19 vaccine in order to participate in the Tour?

All 2022 Tour participants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, as vaccination is defined by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). You may be required to present proof of vaccination to participate in the Tour. We will provide updates closer to Tour day.

What is the limit on the number of people allowed on the 2022 Tour due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic?

The 2022 Tour will be capped at 30,000 riders. Other details, including any changes to the event format, will be released in the coming weeks. The safety and well-being of our participants is our highest priority, and we will continue working with our government partners to monitor the changing COVID-19 climate. We will adapt the Tour to satisfy all requirements that may be in place at any given time until ride day.

How much does the Tour cost?

The price for Standard registration is $112 (plus processing fees), $22 of which is a tax-deductible charitable donation. VIP registration is $350 (plus processing fees), $73.50 of which is a tax-deductible charitable donation. All Tour fees are non-refundable, non-deferrable, and non-transferable. Tour fees are subject to change from year to year.

Where does the money go?

Proceeds from the Tour fund our free bicycle education programs as well as our advocacy work to create safer and more inclusive bike infrastructure in New York City. In 2020 alone, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we taught bike riding and bike safety skills in our virtual classroom to more than 30,000 kids and adults. See how we turn your support into action.

Why am I being charged a processing fee?

The processing fee you see at the end of your registration is charged by EnMotive, the registration platform we use for the Tour. Fees are charged for the service that is provided and the convenience of using a credit card. These fees do not go to Bike New York, but to the software company and credit card company that is used for the transaction.

Who can participate in the Tour?

All interested and willing parties are invited to participate. We intend to create an event that adheres to principles of social equity and inclusion and is open, welcoming, safe, and accessible for all who have an interest in participating provided that they have a valid entry to the Tour.

Can international riders participate in the Tour?

Every year, we welcome cyclists from dozens of countries around the world. For the 2022 Tour, we will comply with all national and international travel guidelines in place up to and at the time of the Tour.

What kind of bike is allowed on the Tour? Can I use my e-bike?

Any human-powered bike (recumbent, unicycle, tandem, tricycle, etc.) is permitted. Also, based on changes to NYC law, you may now use a pedal-assist e-bike in the Tour.

Will there be medals for the 2022 Tour?

Yes! Medals will be handed out to all Tour finishers at the Finish Festival.

If you would like to cover and/or ride the 2022 TD Five Boro Bike Tour as a member of the press, please complete and submit this form. 

Our mission: We unlock the life-changing effects of cycling through education initiatives offered to the public at no cost. Here’s just a handful of the programs you’ll sustain when you ride in the TD Five Boro Bike Tour.

We believe that knowledge is power.

Bike New York provides a completely free, year-round curriculum of classes for children and adults at every stage of their cycling journeys, from first rides and fundamentals to commuting and touring. We pioneered the largest free bike education program of its kind and have inspired similar programs around the country. In 2019 alone, Bike New York’s programming reached over 33,000 people.

 

We’re dedicated to making cycling more inclusive and accessible, and that’s why we hold free classes in all five boroughs at our Community Bike Education Centers. Students are provided with bikes, helmets, and the insights and knowledge of experienced instructors, creating an encouraging environment for building core riding skills—and having a blast while learning!

We respond to the moment.

When COVID-19 brought the world to a standstill, Bike New York was forced to temporarily suspend its in-person programming. Though cycling events came to a halt, the need for bike resources swelled as a huge influx of people turned to cycling for transportation and recreation. We knew we couldn’t slow down.

 

To address the sudden surge in demand for accessible bike education, we pivoted from teaching in the streets to bringing our lessons to the virtual classroom. Since launching our digital education program and Virtual Bike Education Resource Hub in April, we’ve helped hundreds, if not thousands, of students build their bike skills, confidence, and knowhow—and with aspiring cyclists from across the country tuning in to our weekly classes, we’re making a difference far beyond the five boroughs.

We're keeping our neighborhoods green.

Recycle-A-Bicycle is our personal spin on a local bike shop. We’ve called Brooklyn home for well over a decade, so it’s no stretch to say we know the neighborhood.

 

In addition to providing New Yorkers with gear and hosting area service programs, RAB accepts donations of old, used, and broken bikes, which we completely restore, refurbish, and sell. What can’t be repaired is salvaged for parts. This means we’re not just giving thousands of well-loved bikes a second chance: In 2019, RAB reused or repurposed nearly 12 tons of material. That’s the same as saving 77.95 metric tons of CO2e!

“The look of joy on his face when he took off for the first time is something I’ll never forget. I hope every NYC parent learns about this amazing resource and the supportive staff at Bike New York.”

— Robin, parent of a Learn to Ride student

We know that learning to ride can be scary, so we do everything we can to keep things safe and fun.

Bike New York works with local communities and NYC DOT to host Bike Bonanzas, no-cost family activity days made to outfit children and their parents with all the tools they need to pedal proudly. We bring our ever-popular Learn to Ride Class for Kids, DOT’s Vision Zero helmet giveaways and fittings, and bike swaps (for kids to trade their old bikes in and upgrade to the next size) to parks and public spaces across the city. Consider it an all-ages block party with bikes.

We're making cycling accessible where it's needed most.

In July 2019, Bike New York celebrated the opening of Brooklyn’s Shirley Chisholm State Park by launching a free bike share pilot program designed to make exploring nature as easy as checking out a library book. The Bike Library hosts a fleet of 84 bikes (refurbished by graduates of Recycle-A-Bicycle’s Earn-A-Bike program) available for park visitors to “check out” for rides around the grounds in the summer and fall.

 

In the Library’s first three months, park-goers took 8,585 rides along 10 miles of car-free pathways by scenic Jamaica Bay. The cyclists we served came primarily from the surrounding neighborhoods, with 74% of bike share users hailing from Brooklyn. 34% of rides were taken by people under 18 years of age and, excitingly, riders reflected an even gender split. The Library reopened and expanded for the 2020 season, offering New Yorkers a meaningful way to enjoy the outdoors while social distancing and other pandemic restrictions were in place.

We go the extra mile for kids who love their bikes.

We know that one of the best ways to encourage healthy lifestyle choices and regular physical activity in children and young adults is to give them the freedom to explore on two wheels. We partner with Woodhull Hospital, Lincoln Hospital, and New York Cycle Club to produce our Kids’ Ride Club, a friendly, fun group ride program for youth cyclists in low-income neighborhoods. And to challenge kids to see what cycling life is like beyond city limits, we held our inaugural bike touring trip for teenage bike enthusiasts in 2019, a tristate adventure that pushed them out of their comfort zone to prove just what amazing things they could accomplish together.




We help our neighbors tap into their potential.

 

Last year, Bike New York partnered with One Community, a nonprofit dedicated to professional training and employment placement, to pilot an intensive, hands-on bike mechanic training program that helps formerly incarcerated New Yorkers continue down the path of rebuilding their lives through the power of stable employment. The program focuses on the particulars of repair and maintenance for Citi Bikes and prepares participants for a well-paying union job on Citi Bike’s mechanic team. Recycle-A-Bicycle provided 60 hours of instruction, as well as tools, materials, and support, to a cohort of students. Learn more about this program here.

We're working to build the path to a safer future for all street users.

In 2019, Bike New York began a concentrated effort to actively engage in and spearhead local-level advocacy initiatives. Within its first year, projects included:

  • Providing expertise and detail to the City Council’s Streets Master Plan Bill, which passed in October of last year. It commits the city to install 50 miles of protected bike lanes per year starting in 2022, and to measure bike network connectivity.
  • Supplying a broad set of ideas for Mayor de Blasio’s “Green Wave Plan,” issued in July 2019. It raises NYC DOT’s target for protected bike lanes from 20 to 30 miles per year in 2020 and 2021. It also calls for more attention to the quality of barriers along protected bike lanes, bike-speed signal timing, and bike parking.
  • Producing a Bike Network agenda to take advantage of congestion pricing.

And in the summer of 2020, Bike New York launched its new Street Action Now! program to instruct a cohort of students in how to analyze unsafe street conditions, perform a street audit, and work with community boards to provoke real change on their blocks.

Together we ride.

2021 TOUR PROGRAM