|New York City Century Bike Tour|
|Bike for Better Biking|
2013 New York Century Bike Tour date announced: September 8th, 2013.
The New York City Century Bike Tour is a ride you can be proud to participate in. Riders on the New York City Century are part of a select group of cyclists who want to be a part of New York on two-wheels. It's not just about the adventure of a New York City bike ride; it's about helping to make that adventure better. Proceeds from the NYC Century Tour benefit the bicycling advocacy of Transportation Alternatives. By riding in the New York City Century Bike Tour, you're helping make NYC streets better for bicycling all year-round.
When T.A. inaugurated the New York City Century Bike Tour, in 1990, New York City streets had few greenways and even fewer bike lanes. Over the course of the last twenty years, the NYC greenway system has expanded tenfold and each year, the NYC Century showcases a growing bike network. The NYC Century Tour is an integral starting point for year-round cycling.
The first NYC Century Bike Tour attracted about 200 dedicated New York City cyclists, many of whom were daily bicycle commuters, already fighting hard for better cycling conditions in the city. Today the ride draws over 6,000 cyclists. Of course, most riders are still New Yorkers but many come from Texas, California, Maryland and as far away as Germany, the United Kingdom and Mexico. Many return year after year, because they know the NYC Century is the best way to see all of New York City on two-wheels.
The NYC Century Bike Tour is unlike any other bike tour you can find. That's because the routes of the NYC Century are designed to show riders the diversity of New York neighborhoods and how to navigate to them safely. To illustrate cyclists' right to the streets, there are no street closings on the NYC century -- cyclists ride with traffic and obey all traffic laws.
All rides end in Central Park or Prospect Park. The 15-mile route must start in Central Park. Rest stops will provide food, water, first aid and mechanics. There is one flight of stairs along the route on the Robert F. Kennedy (aka Triborough) Bridge.
Rent Your NYC Century Bike from Bike and Roll New York City
Bike and Roll will be doing on-site bike rentals and drop-offs. If you don't have a bike, or know a friend that wants to ride but needs a bike, Bike and Roll can help. Check back here for more information as the next NYC Century event gets closer.