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Look out! Transportation
Alternatives' 9th Annual New York City Century Bike Tour is on your wheel! On
Saturday, September 12th 3,000 riders from NYC and beyond will hit the streets,
greenways, and parks of Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn and the Bronx for the
ultimate urban adventure.
For the past eight years the
NYC Century has been a tour of discovery for visitors and natives alike.
"The route really goes deep into the heart of the city. There's no better
way that I can think of to explore New York. On the one hand there are these
sweeping vistas like the view from the Triborough Bridge or from the bikepath
along the bay. On the other hand, because you're on your bike, you have the
chance to peek into all of these different neighborhoods, different
worlds," said Ellen Cavanagh, the event's co-director. Riders will also
enjoy six rest stops and the Central Park finish for the three R's - refueling,
rehydrating, and relaxing. Munch out on tasty fare with style ¾ who else has
PowerBars, hummus and pita, Ben and Jerry's ice cream, Krispy Kreme Doughnuts,
gourmet bread, fruit galore and more?!
Three route distances are
available - 40(starts- 8 am), 75 (starts- 7am), or 100 miles (starts-6 am). All
routes begin and end at Central Park's gorgeous Harlem Meer at 110th St.
Registered riders receive a commemorative Century t-shirt in 100% organic cotton
by Patagonia. The registration fee is $35 till 9/11 and $40 on ride day.
(Transportation Alternatives members receive $5 off all fees.) Riders who
fundraise by getting sponsors to pledge a donation are in the running for prizes
- top prizes include a bike trailer donated by B.O.B. Trailers and a Specialized
mountain bike courtesy of New York's own Metro Bicycles. Additional details are
available in registration brochures available at local bike shops, or on the web
at www.transalt.org. Interested riders or
volunteers can also call 212 629 3311 and leave a message.
Sponsors of the 1998 NYC
Century Bike Tour include the Wildlife Conservation Society, Patagonia, PowerBar,
Ben & Jerry's, Bicycle Habitat, Metro Bicycles, Toga Bike Shop, Krispy Kreme,
Tribe of Two Sheiks Hummus, Kontos Foods, Chiquita, NY Apple Institute, Terra
Chips, Breuggers, Gatorade and Bicycling Magazine.
* Gear Up for the Century Night at Patagonia, with Toga Bike Shop, is Sept. 2nd
at 6:30 pm.*
Come for free Bike Safety
Checks, Century Q&A, PowerBars, Ben and Jerry's & more!
The NYC Century Bike Tour - still the nation's only urban century - benefits
Transportation Alternatives, (T.A.). T.A. is a grassroots non-profit
organization working for a better urban environment through sustainable
transportation such as cycling, walking, skating and transit. T.A.'s victories
include ramped bike access to the George Washington and Brooklyn Bridges, wide
on-street bicycle lanes, 24-hour/day subway bike access, commuter train bike
access, federal funding for bike racks, traffic calming measures like speed
humps, and more.
Transportation Alternatives 127 West 26th Street, Suite 1002
New York, NY 10001
Phone: 212-629-8080 Fax: 212-629-8334