In response to the Boston Marathon bombings, Bike New York, producer of the TD Five Boro Bike Tour on May 5, is working closely with city, state and federal agencies to ensure that all necessary security measures are in place for the Tour.
Riders will not be permitted to bring backpacks, saddlebags/panniers (front and rear) or hydration packs. However, water bottles, fanny packs, (waist packs) and small bike frame bags (under seat and handlebar bags) are permitted. There will be checkpoints along the route to ensure compliance with these new regulations; confiscated items will not be returned.
This year’s Finish Festival at Fort Wadsworth in Staten Island will be strictly limited to registered Tour riders and will not be open to family and friends of participants or the general public.
For more information about the security measures in place for the 36th annual TD Five Boro Bike Tour on May 5, visit www.bikenewyork.org/security.