The TD Five Boro Bike Tour

Five Boro Bike Tour pic
Five Boro Bike Tour
Image: bike.nyc

Licensed Real Estate Salesperson and previous hospitality professional David Pomerantz has a wide range of experience in senior management roles in the hotel and the senior living industry. He has held most of his positions in the New York metropolitan area including Scarsdale-White Plains, New York. As a New York resident, David Pomerantz enjoys exploring the city by bicycle.

From the seat of a bike, anyone can get up-close-and-personal with all the city has to offer. Bike New York is a nonprofit organization that seeks to promote cycling around the city as an enjoyable means of transportation and recreation. In 2015, the organization taught bike skills to over 17,000 New Yorkers.

Bike New York organizes several small- and large-scale events in the city. The largest event is the TD Five Boro Bike Tour, the largest charitable bike ride in the United States. For the last 39 years, on the first Sunday in May, cyclists gather in NYC to bike 40 miles through all five boroughs. The City of New York partners with Bike New York to close roads along the route, allowing all cyclists to have a safe and enjoyable ride. Proceeds from the event go toward funding the free education programs offered by Bike New York.

The organization has taken significant measures to make the annual TD Five Boro Bike Tour more earth-friendly. For example, the majority of all waste produced at the event is either composted or recycled. Additionally, fresh NYC drinking water is handed out instead of bottled water, and all leftover food is donated to City Harvest to feed members of the city’s homeless population. All of these efforts and many more resulted in the bike tour receiving a Silver-level certification from the Council for Responsible Sport.

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