Here is my time-lapse video of the 42-mile TD Bank New York City Five Boro Bike Tour
Having gone on the ride, here is my advice to anyone who is thinking about doing it:
Water – Bring a water bottle on your bike. You will be able to refill it at rest stops with free water.
Suntan Lotion – Check the weather. Even if the temperature is in the 60s like this year, you can still get sunburn from being out in the sun, especially when you have to stop and stand around for awhile
Stopping – There will be at least 3 or 4 times where you will have to get off your bike and stop and then walk with it little bits at a time for about 30+ minutes until you get to the next section of the tour. It is a little frustrating, but you can take advantage of these times to rest and drink water instead of stopping at rest stops.
Staten Island Ferry – At the end of the tour, you will get a free trip back to Manhattan on the Staten Island Ferry. This will bring you back to the starting point. However, you will have to stand online for about an hour waiting in line to board the ferry.
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