Bike New York - May 2007

Bike New York, a.k.a. the "Five Boro Bike Tour," is a 42-mile bike ride ("It's not a race!") through New York City's five boros: Manhattan, the Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn and Staten Island. Along the way, participants get to ride their bikes on roads normally off-limits (such as FDR Drive, the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway and the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge). The ride ends in Staten Island, and riders take the ferry back to Manhattan. To say the ride is scenic would be an obvious understatement!

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Our little group before the ride

And a few close friends

We started in front of the World Trade Center site

Heading Uptown

Passing Radio City Music Hall

Crossing through Central Park

Shooting down FDR Drive

Crossing the Queensboro Bridge

Entering Queens with a great view

Cruising through Brooklyn

Time for a rest

Brooklyn's scenic Belt Parkway

Crossing the Verrazano-Narrows bridge

We did it!

One last challenge: waiting for the ferry

View of Manhattan from the ferry

Passing Lady Liberty

Crossing the Brooklyn Bridge to get home

Gorgeous view from atop the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge

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