People Cycling Rides

2025 Spring in New York Plus the 5 Boro Bike Tour.

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Ride Info
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Ride Leader
Thomas Ryan
Tour Dates
Start Location
Brooklyn, New York (JFK, LGA, EWR)
End Location
Brooklyn, New York (JFK, LGA, EWR)
Cost (est.)
$1550 (USD + $100.00 ride fee)
$775 (USD
Payment Due
Avg. Distance
40 mi / 64 km
Avg. Elevation
800 ft / 244 m
Ride Description

Spring in the City: New York City Plus the 5BBT Wednesday, April 30th -- Monday, May 5th, 2025

A much beloved tour with over one hundred People Cycling Finisher Alumni since 2020. Join us Wednesday, April 30th – Monday, May 5th, 2025 for a whirlwind 6-day/5-night cycling tour of New York City as ‘the City that Never Sleeps’ celebrates the arrival of Spring across all five boroughs of New York City. In Brooklyn it’s pretty in pink as the cherry blossoms will be peaking at Sakura Matsuri, as the Brooklyn Botanic Garden hosts its annual cherry blossom festival. In the Bronx, it’s balls and strikes as the Yankees take the field. In Queens, it’s the Mets and their billionaire owner chasing the crown and on Broadway, dancers will be kicking up their heels and singers will be bringing down the house. Meanwhile, in Staten Island, our fifth and smallest borough, preparation will be under way for the party that comes at the end of the world’s largest one-day bike tour – the Five Boro Bike Tour on Sunday, (5BBT) May 4th, 2025. And the good news is that New York City is the first great post automobile city of the 21st Century with 1,400 miles of bike paths connecting the ‘Luxury City’ in new and exciting ways. 
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