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Join Date: May 2005
Location: Falls Church, VA
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Welcome to the bikeforums.
There was another thread with some info
NYC - Five Borough Bike Tour - Road Bike?
Planning to be there. Sent my money in but haven't gotten my packet yet.
Been on the tour the last two years and had a great time.
Some advice -
Get there early to get a good place in line. (within 10 blocks of the start is considered good)
Be patient with the crowds. Usually thins out in Central Park.
Stay alert, some of the other riders are novices and some of the roads have potholes and cobbles.
If you can hold out until the second rest stop for a toilet break, you can save a lot of waiting in line. (ps - take advantage of the facilities at Battery Park ahead of time)
Eat and drink, you already paid for it. (note - the food and drink at the park is not free. Fill up your water and grab a little extra food at the last rest stop in Brooklyn.)
Be prepared for a wait for the ferry back to Manhattan.
Last edited by cc_rider; 04-18-06 at 11:41 AM.