Thousands To Ride In 5 Boro Bike Tour

New Security Measures, Street Closures in Place

Saturday, May 04, 2013

Bikers crossing the Madison Avenue Bridge into Queens during the 34th annual 5 Boro Bike Tour. (Stephen Nessen/WNYC)

The largest annual bicycling event in the U.S. happens Sunday on the streets of New York.

 32,000 cyclists participate in the TD Five Boro Bike Tour. And with the Boston Marathon bombings fresh in mind, some changes are in place.

Large backpacks and hydration packs are not permitted, but water bottles and fanny packs are.

The event also means rolling street, bridge and highway closures throughout the city beginning at 6:30 a.m. ahead of the event's 7:45 a.m. start along the 42-mile route through Manhattan, the Bronx, Queens and Brooklyn before concluding in Staten Island at 6 p.m.

For more information on street closures visit the NYC DOT website.



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Comments [2]

Jeffrey from Manhattan

I love Marc's voice and reporting. Great review.

May. 05 2013 08:10 AM
New York Helicopter from USA

Excellent Review

May. 04 2013 10:32 PM

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