People Cycling Rides

Summer in the City; New York plus the 5BBT.

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Ride Leader
Thomas Ryan
Tour Dates
Start Location
Brooklyn New York
End Location
Brooklyn New York
Cost (est.)
$1350 (USD + $100.00 ride fee)
$700 (USD
Payment Due
Avg. Distance
40 mi / 64 km
Avg. Elevation
500 ft / 152 m
Ride Description

Summer in the City: New York City August 2021

Join us on Wednesday, August 18th to Monday, August 23rd, 2021 for a whirlwind 6-day/5-night cycling tour of New York City as ‘the City that Never Sleeps’ reawakens with a week that Mayor Bill de Blasio is calling a “once in a lifetime opportunity”. The Mayor goes on to say “the whole week is going to be like nothing you’re ever before seen in New York City.”

Hit the ‘request to participate’ button and reach out to the Tour Leader, Tom Ryan at and get one of the coveted spaces on the tour as quickly as possible. Then pay the People Cycling registration fee of $100.00 on-line and follow the payment process detailed below to pay the tour fee of $1,350.00. Immediately thereafter, go to the Bike New York website and sign up for the Five Boro Bike Tour (5BBT) which we are thrilled to announce will be SUNDAY, AUGUST 22, 2001. 

The 5BBT is normally the first Sunday in May and anchors our well known “Brooklyn Roads: NYC in Spring and the Five Boro Bike Tour” but the 2020 edition was cancelled due to the COV19 pandemic. The 5BBT is the nation’s largest one-day car-free cycle event and has full support and covers approximately 50 miles and has 35,000 riders. Our downtown Brooklyn boutique bike-friendly hotel provides the ideal launching pad as we cy… (Join People Cycling to read more)

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People Cycling's Ride Rating

People Cycling has four categories for our rides – Easy, Moderate, Difficult, and Challenging. It should be somewhat obvious what these categories mean, but please become familiar with the elevations and distances that define them:

Easy rides are under 30mi/48km in average distance and 1600ft/500m in average elevation
Moderate rides are over the Easy rating but under 50mi/80km and 2460ft/750m
Difficult rides are as over the Moderate rating but under 75mi/120km and 3280/1000m
Anything over the Difficult rating

NOTE: This is not a strict guideline. There could be rides that have a day or two where the average elevation or distance exceeds the values given above. These anomalies should be outlined in the ride description. It is recommended that you read it carefully.

About People Cycling

People Cycling is a recently launched cycling club, which you can join for free, and is led by volunteer ride leaders. We will be offering tours in the United States and overseas. Our tours are made up of a small group of participants (typically 20-30 or so) who want to ride 30 to 55 miles a day over a one or two week period in interesting regions of the world.

Our ride leaders are volunteers and do not financially profit on tours they lead. They are also given broad discretion on how to lead their tours, and we consider them our greatest asset.

People Cycling tours are operated at cost or at lower cost (as negotiated by our ride leaders) than individuals can obtain on commercial tours. Within the cost of a tour, there is a nominal fee to support club operations and provide tools to ride leaders to manage their rides.

A lifetime membership in People Cycling is absolutely FREE, so please join us and become one of us – we the people, cycling together.