On Sunday (May 4), the 31st Annual Commerce Bank Five Boro Bike Tour will have 3,000 cyclists crossing 42 miles of New York, including five bridges and every borough to promote cycling in the Big Apple.
Although most of the streets will be closed down, participants shouldnt feel safe from a taxicab crash.
Event spokesperson Hannah Borgeson says, Were riding close to cars through places where people usually cant bike, like the BQE [Brooklyn Queens Expressway]. Youll be with people during the ride, but you cant cant go crazy thinking nothing will happen to you.
Bike-riding beginners wont have to worry about falling behind, though it may take a while to cross the finish line.
Borgeson explains, The ride is not particularly fast paced. People are going six miles per hour, so it can take you all day to finish.
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