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Old 03-23-09, 11:54 AM
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NYC: 2009 Tour de Queens - riders and Marshals needed!

Hey folks... especially you folks in Queens.

Mark your calendars - This year's Tour de Queens will be held Sunday, July 12th.

More importantly, registration starts May 26th - act fast or you could get shut out. This ride was totally filled when it debuted last year and despite increased spots you just know it will max out again in '09.

They have increased the mileage from 12 to 20 miles; it should be mostly flat and great fun for the whole family. There are rest stop areas with food and some mechanical help provided.

If you are an experienced cyclist who is competent at changing flats, who enjoys helping others enjoy the ride and so forth, your help is always welcome as a Marshal - please let me know if you are interested. I'll be orange vesting it again this year.

Look for postcard ads in your neighborhood shops soon!
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Website states "The Tour de Queens first annual ride is limited to 500 riders and due to its popularity it is now full." Maybe somebody edited without proofing?
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Good catch - yeah, that is confusing; I am pretty sure that refers to the '08 ride. I think this year they;re shooting for 1000 entries

I just went through the same thing looking at the Covered Bridge ride in PA - they still have last year's ride webpage up, which is confusing.
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Likewise. Also with the covered bridge one as well.
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*bump*

Registration is coming up, folks - so mark your calendars
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I should also mention - we're anticipating the 1000 slots filling very quickly - you can save your spot by pre-registering at one of the many great events the TA Queens committee will be at during Bike Month. Please PM me if you are interested, or check out a few of them here
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pgoat, I'm interested in riding Queens, what do you need from me?
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Thanks for the heads up. I did the Tour de Bronx last year and it (while slow at first) was a blast.
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Originally Posted by SourDieseL
pgoat, I'm interested in riding Queens, what do you need from me?
PM replied - pls let me know if any questions
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Originally Posted by Izengabe
Thanks for the heads up. I did the Tour de Bronx last year and it (while slow at first) was a blast.
Yeah, these are mostly slow rides (also the Td Brooklyn - I'll be doing that one again this year as well) but still a lot of fun.. They are smaller than the big 5 boro rides so the compression points are smaller and there is less waiting around and more riding
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Bump ! The Tour de Queens was such an exciting event last year! Can't wait for it.
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I made it in! I'm so excited, my first tour!
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In record time, the Tour de Queens is officially full! If you missed your chance to register, don't worry, we will have 500 spots open on July 12th Ė first come, first served (8 am). We have two more awesome tours this year, the NYC Century Bike Tour and the Tour de Bronx.

Is this for real?
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Originally Posted by Stacy
In record time, the Tour de Queens is officially full! If you missed your chance to register, don't worry, we will have 500 spots open on July 12th – first come, first served (8 am). We have two more awesome tours this year, the NYC Century Bike Tour and the Tour de Bronx.

Is this for real?
probably - it was up to 800 sign ups as of 6 PM last night!

If they add 500 on day-of - that's 1500 riders!

where did u read that Stacy?
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That's fast! Luckily I registered on the 1st day. That's a lot of people wanting to ride! And casual riders too, not the racers
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So I guess I get to sleep ....
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That's fast! Luckily I registered on the 1st day. That's a lot of people wanting to ride! And casual riders too, not the racers

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Originally Posted by Stacy
So I guess I get to sleep ....
Crap- you got shut out?

Maybe you can do day-of? Or there's always Marshaling
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Speaking of, what are my chances to getting a spot for Tour De Brooklyn on the day of the ride? 500 spaces open, but not sure how popular it's going to be. I didn't find out about this until after the fact.
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It probably depends on how early you arrive. The Tour De Brooklyn starts in Coney Island this year so if you live in Manhattan or the Bronx, you'll have to get up early. Then if you arrive by 8 am there's likely to be some slots available. But if you arrive minutes before the start, those slots may be filled by friends of people who pre-registered.

Of course there'll probably be cancellations especially if the weather is less than ideal. I wonder if they'll have standbys too
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That's a very good point - I am sure that not only will people bail at the last minute for whatever reason(s) but I can't believe there haven't been multiple registrations for some riders.

They should keep tabs of how many show up and do day-of regs. accordingly....I hate to think of people getting shut out needlessly.....
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Holy Baby Jeebus! Tour de Queens is full less than a day after opening registration.

Well, at least I made it in for the Tour de Brooklyn coming up in less than 2 weeks.
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Originally Posted by pgoat
probably - it was up to 800 sign ups as of 6 PM last night!

If they add 500 on day-of - that's 1500 riders!

where did u read that Stacy?
https://tourdequeens.org/register

I actually looked at the main page last night and thought registration hadn't started yet.
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Originally Posted by KitN
Well, at least I made it in for the Tour de Brooklyn coming up in less than 2 weeks.
cool! Hope to see you there, KitN
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Originally Posted by pgoat
That's a very good point - I am sure that not only will people bail at the last minute for whatever reason(s) but I can't believe there haven't been multiple registrations for some riders.

They should keep tabs of how many show up and do day-of regs. accordingly....I hate to think of people getting shut out needlessly.....
I usually get multiple email reminding me to register for TA rides so sometimes I forget if I've registered. But I always do a mailbox search, just in case, to avoid registering twice
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