Thursday, May 3rd - Monday, May 7th 2018
Circle Sunday May 6 For a New York City Ride You'll Never Forget
Some TBN'ers are organizing a group to participate in the New York City 5 Boro ride on the first Sunday in May. One apartment for eight riders was booked within hours of the ride being open for registration. Given the demand, we are looking at renting a second place for TBN riders to stay.
If there is sufficient demand, we plan to rent a large newly renovated six bedroom townhouse in Jersey city (across the water from Manhattan) with the goal of getting eleven riders, as this is the number that can be comfortably accommodated in the townhouse.
We expect to be joined by other TBN'ers who are staying with friends or family so that there could be over 20 riders participating on TBN's team. Any members who want to find their own transportation and accommodation are welcome to join us for the ride.
About the ride:
Beginning in 1977 with 250 riders, next year 32,000 riders will cycle 65 kilometers through streets closed to traffic and across all 5 boros of New York City. With bands and music throughout the ride and a big party at the end, this is sure to be a ride you won't forget. Note that because of the numbers, this ride takes place at a "relaxed pace".
Watch this video to get a sense of the ride.
Here's the schedule:
- Thursday May 3: Car pool to NYC (about 8 hours)
- Friday May 4: Longer ride outside of New York City (New Jersey or Connecticut)
- Saturday May 5: Shorter ride in the morning, then into NYC to pick up registration packages (possibly combined with sightseeing and followed by a Broadway show for those who are interested)
- Sunday May 6: NYC 5 Boro Ride
- Monday May 7: Return to Toronto
The ride registration fee is USD $100 and there is an additional USD $55 to get guaranteed registration by joining the New York City Bike Club and guaranteeing a spot in the ride. (Otherwise you will participate in a lottery in early January for available spots.) Participants will be responsible for registering for the ride.
Cost for accommodation for four nights from Thursday night to Monday morning is $375 to $475 (Canadian), depending on whether you occupy your own bedroom or sleep on a sofa bed in a common area or share a room with another rider. This cost includes basic supplies for breakfasts in the apartment. To keep costs down, on at least one night those interested may pool funds to buy food at a nearby supermarket and make dinner at the apartment.
Once the participants have been finalized, riders will be invited to pair up to car pool. For people car pooling, passengers will be expected to pay for gas (another $100 plus).
Attendees who want to go early or extend their stay afterwards can do so, but will have to find their own accommodation for the additional days. Members who want to join the TBN team but find their own accommodation are welcome to do so. Note that all that we are organizing is the accommodation and transportation - participants will register for the ride on their own.
Info on second venue accommodation in Jersey City:
For pictures and customer reviews: Look for the heading: Stunning Home Just 8 Mins to NYC
Tastefully designed with modern furnishings and updated appliances, this 6 bedroom 3 bathroom 5-story brownstone is built for the enjoyment of you and your friends! Completed with big-screen TV, WiFi, a large backyard and private patio, you and your group will have the perfect setting to unwind after a long day of exploring the city. Located in Jersey City right across from Van Vorst Park, this large home is a short 4 minute walk to the Grove Street PATH station and just 8 minutes from downtown Manhattan. Liberty Ferry is also in close walking distance, letting you experience NYC and relax in a beautiful space.
What's more, Newark Airport is just a 20-minute drive away, the NJ Light rail is down the street, and the ferry to Manhattan is a 9-minute walk. The entrance to the NJ Turnpike is also just nearby.
| Available Rooms|
| Bedroom One|| King Bed|| $475|
| Bedroom Two|| Queen Bed|| $475|
| Bedroom Three|| Queen Bed|| $475|
| Bedroom Four|| Queen Bed|| $475|
| Bedroom Five|| Queen Bed|| $475|
| Bedroom Six - Bed 1|| Single Bed|| $375|
| Bedroom Six - Bed 2|| Single Bed|| $375|
| Common Area|| Four Sofa Beds|| $375 each|
Download this page for Venue 1 as a PDF: NYC 5 Boro Ride.pdf
Download this page for Venue 2 as a PDF: NYC 5 Boro Ride - Venue 2.pdfIf you have any questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org