NYC Century Bike Tour: Let There be Bikes!
The 14th Annual NYC Century Bike Tour Attracts 4,500 Riders
T.A.'s 14th annual NYC Century Bike Tour brought together 4,500 riders from New York City and far beyond for a beautiful, fun day of exploring Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and The Bronx from the best vantage point-their bicycles. This was T.A.'s largest and most successful NYC Century Bike Tour yet, attracting a record number of riders and new members. We were particularly excited to offer a new 15-mile route through Manhattan and Queens for families and new riders.
T.A. stages the NYC Century Bike Tour to raise money to support our advocacy work to promote bicycling, walking and sensible transportation, encourage daily cycling in New York City and attract new members. And it works. We raise one fourth 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 tour is also a great vehicle for furthering our advocacy goals of improving the bicycling and pedestrian infrastructure. We work with the Parks Department, the Department of Transportation, the Department of Sanitation, the Triboro Bridge Authority, the Police Department and other city agencies to fix street, greenway and bridge path hazards.
We want to extend a special
thank you to the thousands of riders who filled out our post-ride survey,
giving us feedback on how we can make the ride even better. We have listened
carefully and are now already in the process of making improvements to all of
the routes for next year to feature new parts of the burgeoning bike system.
Thank You Volunteers!
assistance: David Woloch, Deputy Commissioner for External Affairs/
Route assistance: the City of New York Parks Department, NYC Department of Transportation, New York Police Department, Triboro Bridge Authority, the NYC Department of Sanitation and Evan Korn.
Rest stop hosts: the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation, Gateway National Recreation Area, Central Park Conservancy, Prospect Park Alliance and Friends of Van Cortlandt Park.
Robert Fader, Esq.; Bicycle Habitat and Adam White, Esq.
NYC Century Bike Tour 2003 Fun Facts
307,330 Number of
miles bicycled by participants