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On Sunday, May 6th the TD Five Boro Bike Tour will start. That means 32,000 cyclists will hit the road and make the 40 mile trip. There are some major street and bridge closures to take note of.
Most are described on the TD Bike Tour website. For our nearest purposes, the Staten Island-bound Lower level of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge will close at 12:00 a.m. on Sunday, and will reopen at approximately 6 p.m. Also, Staten Island-bound lanes of the Gowanus and Brooklyn-Queens Expressway and the Belt Parkway will be closed from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
First-time rider and Bensonhurst Bean reader, David Reyes is excited and “nervous as hell” to participate in the 40 mile trek.
“I’m really excited to explore all of the borough’s neighborhoods on bike,” he says.
He and his bike crew will be live tweeting during the ride and hope to give traffic and tour updates. We’ll be retweeting any pertinent messages, so follow us for live coverage @Bensonhurstbean.
The TD Five Boro Bike Tour is America’s largest cycling event. Proceeds from the event fund Bike New York’s education programs.