The weather was absolutely perfect for our 1st Five Boro Bike Tour. The 32,000 bikers make their way from the southern tip of Manhattan, up through the Bronx, over into Queens, then Brooklyn and on to finish up in Staten Island.
We only had one issue last night at around 10 pm when we realized the air was leaking out of M's tubeless tires. We checked CVS and Duane Reade for some silicon adhesive, but decided not to risk using the wrong material...so this morning at 7:45 am, M made some calls to bike rental places and got the last one at a Toga. After our rendezvous point on 23rd Street, we started on our adventure.
The organizers do a great job. The entire route is blocked off to vehicle traffic, well signed, lots of "marshalls" to help out and fix flats...and nicely organized rest stops. I can't even imagine the number of bananas handed out.
And I'll admit, we bailed on Staten Island and crossed back into Manhattan over the Brooklyn Bridge. A quick change of clothes and we finished off the day with Five Guys burgers. We deserved it.