Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: So. Brunswick,NJ
I've done the ride three years now, and it is a rush. You have to really concentrate, there are so many people, you can't take your eyes off the road for a second. And last year was especially fun because we got there very late, rode at the back of the pack, and ended up waiting 2 hours for the Staten Island Ferry in the baking sun. Thank god the NYFD was on hand to hose down all us cyclists who were about to pass out. It was like being in a third world country - we were trapped with thousands of cyclists all packed in with no where to go, and the powers that be hose us down with FREEZING water, and you couldn't do anything about it. But, I have to say, it perked me back up, cause I was fading fast. But all in all, I'll be back there again this year - I love it!
If you love riding in the City traffic free - think about the NY MS Ride in September. Much smaller than the 5 Boro (maybe 6K?) and there are 30-60 and 100 mile routes. The 60 goes through the tunnel - that is an amazing feeling. Good luck!