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5 Boro Bike Tour In Queens

5 Boro Bike Ride Start Time is 7.45 am and End Time 6 pm

5 boro bike tour queensMay 1, 2013 / Long Island City & Astoria / Bikes & biking in Queens / Queens Buzz. On Sunday, May 5th at 7.45 am the 5 Boro Bike Tour will begin at the southern tip on Manhattan just north of Battery Park.

5 Boro Bike Tour Course & Map

The bike tour is the biggest of its kind in the USA, hosting approximately 32,000 cyclists each year who travel of 40 mile route between the hours of 8 am and 6 pm on a Sunday when NYC auto traffic is diverted to accommodate the tour.

Click here for a map of the 5 Boro Bike Tour in Queens.


5 Boro Bike Tour In Queens

5 Boro Bike Ride Start Time is 7.45 am and End Time 6 pm

5 boro bike ride queensMay 1, 2013 / Long Island City & Astoria / Bikes & biking in Queens / Queens Buzz.

Weather Forecast For Sunday May 5th, 2013 – 5 Boro Bike Ride NYC

The weather is supposed to be pretty good all weekend. No rain is expected this weekend, so it should be fairly dry on Sunday, and the high temperatures will be in the mid 60’s. There will be south / easterly winds of about eight miles per hour. South / Easterly winds means they winds will be coming from the south and east, pushing against you coming down through Brooklyn. Wear sunscreen because the UV index is at 8 which is very high.

Queens 5 Boro Bike Tour – NYC Map

5 boro bike ride map 2012 map of queens segment of 5 boro bike tour queens mapAs you can see by the adjacent map, the tour makes its way north up the full length of Manhattan, where the route briefly crosses the Harlem River into the Bronx and then cuts back into Manhattan, and winds its way down along the East River before crossing into Queens over the Queens Borough Bridge. As you’re leaving Manhattan, you’ve completed about 14 miles of the trip.

5 Boro Bike Tour Queens Map – Rest Stop In Astoria Park & Con Edison in LIC

The bike tour winds its way up Crescent Street to Astoria Park which is one of the major water and bathroom stops along the 40 mile 5 Boro Bike Tour. The course then circles back around, heading south – more or less along the East River – coming through LIC before crossing the Pulaski Bridge into Brooklyn. We estimate that the course in Queens adds between 3 and 5 miles, which puts you about at the halfway mark as you’re leaving Queens.

The other major rest stops for the tour include FDR Park [Staten Island], the Con Edison Learning Center in Long Island City, the Brooklyn Bridge Park and Fort Wadsworth on Staten Island.

5 Boro Bike Tour Queens – Map of Brooklyn

queens 5 boro bike tour rest stops in queensThe next leg of the trip takes the riders down past the Williamsburg, Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridges and then to the foot of the Verrazano Narrows Bridge. Brooklyn, like Manhattan, are the longest legs of the trip. As you’re leaving Brooklyn, you likely have less than five miles to go before you hit the Staten Island Ferry.

Cycling up this bridge is likely the toughest part of the entire course and there’s a wind the comes in off the Atlantic that can make it even more challenging. But the views are tremendous and you can see for miles around.

5 Boro Bike Tour Queens – Map of Staten Island

The tour unofficially ends at the ferry station on Staten Island where riders take the ferry back to the starting point at Battery Park on the southern tip of Manhattan.

5 Boro Bike Ride Traffic Advisories

5 boro bike riders 2012 photos bike ride in queens 5 boro bike tour in queensThe main advisories for those traveling by auto on Sunday tend to be around the bridges. The Madison Avenue and Harlem River Bridges on the north end of Manhattan and the FDR along the east side are likely to be jammed up from about 8.30 am – 11.30 am.

The segment from the Queens Boro Bridge to the Gowanus Canal along the BQE and the lower level of the Verrazano Narrows Bridge are likely to see snarls between 11.30 am – 3.30 pm.

5 Boro Bike Ride Queens - Event Sponsors

The 5 Boro Bike Tour through Queens and the other four boroughs is sponsored by TD Waterhouse.

It looks to be a fun day. Enjoy. The following photos were taken of the 5 Boro Bike Riders coming through LIC and Astoria last year [2012]. Click here to view the photo album of the 5 Boro Bike Tour in Queens.


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