Bike New York is a great community organization which assembles several wonderful rides during the course of the year including it’s famous 42-mile, traffic-free ride for an estimated 32,000 cyclists called the TD Bank Five Boro Bike Tour. Nothing is more fun than riding through the boroughs en masse seeing sites you just never see by other transport. On Oct. 15, you can pick up a free helmet or upgrade your child’s bike at the “Bike Bonanza” on Staten Island.
Bike New York's Five Boro Bike Tour is a 42-mile ride for an estimated 36,000 cyclists. Flickr/Blacknell
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