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Old 08-28-08, 08:54 AM   #1
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when is the next 5 boros or manhattan st closure again?

any1 know what website have this information? i remember they close off streets for all 5 boros for bikes tours during this summer...does any1 know when will this take of event will happen again? and there was a long street closure evey sat. from 10 am - 1pm from like 72nd st. down to 14 st. the long st. closure is too early for me. any1 know when there will be a st. closure for bike for all day again?

also events like the 5 boros ride...do u need to sign up with a sponsor in order to ride...can any1 just join in...i notice those rider are wearing some type of jersey. i dont wanna pay...i just want to join in and ride! any1 know what happen if i just join in? are the police gonna kick me out?
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Old 08-28-08, 09:03 AM   #2
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Here is the URL for the 5 Boroughs Ride
http://www.bikenewyork.org/
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Old 08-28-08, 09:15 AM   #3
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Here is the URL for the 5 Boroughs Ride
http://www.bikenewyork.org/
thx...it looks like those even make u wear a tour vest...what happen if u just join w/o the tour vest...will other cyclist try to knock u down ur bike for not paying fees?
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A little off topic. vinventnyc, no disrespect meant, but please learn how to spell!
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btw..who has been on this year 5 boros ride? how much was the registration...and did u finish the race and time completion? did you see any1 just quit cause they are out of shape or this is their first time? what do you think of someone who just bike when they were little and now just start to bike..do u think they can do a 42 miles 5 boros tour?
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thx...it looks like those even make u wear a tour vest...what happen if u just join w/o the tour vest...will other cyclist try to knock u down ur bike for not paying fees?
I've been on five BNY5B rides (registered) and have seen many people riding without vests. If anyone minded I've never seen them show it. The only checkpoints seem to be the rest stops and a couple of the bridges. On the approach to the Queensboro Bridge they separate the non-vest riders and make them take another route across the river.

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btw..who has been on this year 5 boros ride? how much was the registration...and did u finish the race and time completion? did you see any1 just quit cause they are out of shape or this is their first time? what do you think of someone who just bike when they were little and now just start to bike..do u think they can do a 42 miles 5 boros tour?
No race. No competition. Just have fun.
(I have a personal target of being over the Verrazano by noon, but that is so I can get back to Manhattan to ride some more.)
You can bail out at any time and take a subway back. Or wait for the SAG wagon. Or cut a few miles by skipping Astoria. 42 miles is not that bad a distance. The route is mostly flat. Biggest climb is the Verrazano. And there are plenty of stops.
You still might want to practice a bit first.

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Looks like a great ride. There's a mailing list that will alert you when registration opens; I signed up.
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thx...it looks like those even make u wear a tour vest...what happen if u just join w/o the tour vest...will other cyclist try to knock u down ur bike for not paying fees?
Yes, other cyclist try to knock u down ur bike, kover you with Gu, lock ur feat inna peddles and wait 4 pit bulls to fine u. R U real?
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cool..how long did it take for some of u guys to finish the tour? what would you say for someone who is an beginner/novice...how long do you think it will take to complete the 42 miles 5 boros tour?
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cool..how long did it take for some of u guys to finish the tour? what would you say for someone who is an beginner/novice...how long do you think it will take to complete the 42 miles 5 boros tour?
Your average time per mile x 42 + 2 hours of walking your bike through mob bottlenecks.
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NYC Century Bike Tour - there are no street closings on this ride
Sunday, September 7th, 2008
http://www.nyccentury.org/
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Old 08-28-08, 01:17 PM   #14
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wow..looks like a great tour..unfortunately i wont get my bike probably till end of sept. any other tours coming up like in oct. and nov. in nyc?
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nevermind..found one..tour of the bx. on oct. 19th...gotta luv the boogy down bx.!
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what you say there are no street closings...what do you mean? do you share the rides with cars? cuz in the pix..all i see are bikes and no cars.
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what you say there are no street closings...what do you mean? do you share the rides with cars? cuz in the pix..all i see are bikes and no cars.
There is some police support at major intersections.
Other than that, the only "protection" you have is that you are riding in large groups.
If you're not comfortable riding in traffic,
you may want to get some "city" miles under your belt first.
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nevermind..found one..tour of the bx. on oct. 19th...gotta luv the boogy down bx.!
whoa, i didn't know about that one. looks like i may get in a 5th century before winter hits.
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