The Five Boro Bike Tour — the largest recreational cycling event in the United States — was held on Sunday, May 6. More than 40,000 riders participated in the 40-mile ride around New York City. The route, closed to cars, took riders through all five boroughs, across five major bridges, and finally across New York Harbor on the Staten Island Ferry.
The Chain Gang, from Connecticut, smile for the camera. They are Markus Brink, left, Albinka Brink, Peter Fabbri, Vivian Ciampi, Pam Bingman and Chris Bingma.
Volunteers Calista Ho, left, Trix Cheung, Kendra Triblet, Emily Ramirez and Willa Wang are ready to hand out free bananas.
A musical treat for the bikers.
Even the Muppets took some needed rest time.
Phillip Prado, left, And Simon Chung, two course marshal volunteers, hold up their own bicycles as they await the arrival of the other cyclists on the Queens side of the Edward Koch Queensboro Bridge.
Louise Digiacomo of Philadelphia lets her 3-year-old son James take the front seat.
A few bicyclists took nasty spills and were injured.
Bicyclists take a rest at Astoria Park before moving on.
A bird’s eye view of multiple riders traveling down Vernon Boulevard.