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Posted: Thursday, May 5, 2011 12:00 pm

   Sunday’s TD Bank Five Boro Bike Tour was one day only, but May is Bike Month, and several celebrations of cycling will be held in Queens and around the city in coming days.

   Bicycle advocacy group Transportation Alternatives rolled out an announcement of the various events early this week.

   “Every year, New York celebrates cycling in all five boroughs with a month of festivities for everyone from weekend riders to everyday cyclists,” said Paul Steely White, TA’s executive director. “Even if you’ve never set foot to pedal, Bike Month NYC is for you.”

   On Friday, May 6, cyclists will meet on the Queens side of the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge at 6:30 p.m. to kick off two hours of riding the East River crossings. The cost is $40; or free for TA members.

   May 20 is Bike to Work Day, and TA will be handing out refreshments at eight “commuter stations” around the city.

   From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on May 22, Jackson Heights’ Travers Park will host Bike Bonanza — including a children’s bike swap, riding lessons and free helmets for adults and youngsters alike.

   Details on all events citywide are available at bikemonthnyc.org, and TA can be reached at (212) 629-8080.

   — Peter C. Mastrosimone












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