The Long Island Rail Road is Ready to Get You to Sunday's FIve-Boro Bike Tour
April 29th, 2014
The Long Island Rail Road is ready to get riders to Sunday's TD Five-Boro Bike Tour safely and on time. More than 30,000 cyclists are gearing from around the region and beyond for the May 4th event.
Long Island Rail Road and New York City subway allow bicycles year-round. But special accommodations are made for this tour once a year.
The LIRR will offer plenty of service to get you to the start of the tour in time, and many stations offer free and unrestricted parking on Sundays.
Bicyclists will be allowed to board trains without a bicycle permit on Sunday, May 4, or on Saturday, May 3, the day of the Bike Expo New York at Pier 36 in Lower Manhattan, and the usual restriction on the number of bicycles permitted on a train will be suspended. Both railroads recommend that cyclists use a bungee cord to secure their bike while riding on the train.
To find free and unrestricted parking at your station of origin, make sure to read signs carefully at the station.
Tour participants should plan to arrive in time to ride or take the subway to Battery Park for the start of the tour. The distance Penn Station or Atlantic Terminal, Brooklyn, to Battery Park is 3 to 3.5 miles.
Traveling from Penn Station to Tour Start
By bike: The distance from Penn Station to Battery Park is about 3.5 miles. To reach the start of the tour, cyclists should start by riding south on Seventh Avenue. Make a right onto 29th Street, and ride five blocks to the Hudson River Greenway. Then make a left onto the Greenway and ride it to the start of the tour at Battery Park.
By subway: Cyclists should catch the to World Trade Center or the or to Chambers St.
Traveling from Atlantic Terminal, Brooklyn, to Tour Start
By bike: The distance from Atlantic Terminal to the start of the tour is about 3 miles. Cyclists should start by heading northbound on Atlantic Avenue for one block. At Lafayette Avenue, make a left onto Schermerhorn Street. Proceed straight for five blocks, and make a right onto Boerum Place / Adams Street / Brooklyn Bridge Boulevard. Ride over the Brooklyn Bridge. When you arrive in Manhattan, follow directions to the start of the race.
By subway: Cyclists should catch the Manhattan-bound to Chambers St or the to Bowling Green.
For more information, visit the MTA's event day service page.