Fall 2002, p.20

NYC Century Bike Tour 2002: September 8, 2002
New York City on Two Wheels

The all-star volunteer team at Pelham Bay Park.T.A.'s 13th annual NYC Century Bike Tour brought together 4,000 riders from New York City and far beyond for a sunny, fun day of exploring Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and The Bronx from the best vantage point-their bicycles. This was T.A.'s largest NYC Century yet, and we owe our success in large part to the help of our incredible volunteers. From planning and preparing the route to phone banking to helping at rest stops to marshaling to providing medical support to setting up the Central Park Start at 2:30 am and so much more, volunteers made the NYC Century happen. Thanks to all of you!

T.A. stages the NYC Century Bike Tour to encourage daily cycling in New York City, raise money to support our advocacy work for cyclists and pedestrians and attract new members. And it works. We raise a significant percentage of our yearly budget and bring in a flood of new members while having the pleasure of sharing our vision of a truly bicycle-friendly city.

The NYC Century is also a great way to further our advocacy goals of improving the bicycling and pedestrian environment. We work with the Parks Department, the Department of Transportation, the Department of Sanitation, the Triboro Bridge Authority and other city agencies to fix street, greenway and bridge hazards.
For those of you who were able to join us on September 8th, we hope you had a great time and look forward to riding with you again. For those of you who were unable to join us, we hope to see you next year at the NYC Century 2003.

Thank you!

All the great volunteers--we couldn't do it without you!


Route Assistance: The City of New York Parks Department, NYC Department of Transportation, New York Police Department, Triboro Bridge Authority and Bob Adamenko.
Rest Stop Hosts: The NYC Department of Parks and Recreation, Gateway National Recreation Area, Central Park Conservancy and Prospect Park Alliance.
Sponsors: Robert Fader, Esq., Bicycle Habitat and Adam White, Esq.
Food Donors: Ben & Jerry's, Clif Bar, Kontos, Tom Cat Bakery, Nutella, Terra Chips, Chiquita Banana, Tribe of Two Sheiks Hummus/Rite Foods and Krispy Kreme.
Supply and Service Donors: Martin Grillo and Emergency Medical Rescue of NYC, Central Park Medical Unit, Lenox Hill Bike Medics, Flatlands VAC, Glendale VAC, Glen Oaks VAC, Park Slope VAC, Throggs Neck VAC, Jamaica Estates VAC, Queens Village VAC, Sherwin-Williams/Krylon, Seth Asher Massage, Rebecca Elish Massage and Recyle-A-Bicycle.


NYC Century Bike Tour 2002 Fun Facts

312,000 Miles bicycled by participants
12 Greenways on route
8 On street bike lanes on route
8 Bridges on route
19 Parks on route
6,480-7,296 Calories burned riding the 100 mile route
5,184-5,837 Calories burned riding the 75 mile route
2,673-3,010 Calories burned riding the 55 mile route
972-1,094 Calories burned riding the 35 mile route
194 Calories of peanut butter consumed per rider
4,122 Bags of Terra Chips
200 Pounds of hummus
40,000 Orange slices
Robert Most popular rider name
Canada, Germany, France and the U.K. Foreign countries represented
1 Number of dogs volunteering

Visit the NYC Century Bike Tour Web site.