Five Boro Bike Tour and Pedal For Promise

This year the 1st weekend in May will be a good 2 days for cycling.  There are 2 fine rides scheduled.
Saturday, May 4th:  The Urban Promise; Pedal For Promise
Sunday, May 5th: The Five Boro Bike Tour

Pedal  For Promise
The Pedal For Promise is a great ride that starts at Johnson’s Farm in Medford, NJ and last year it ended in Tuckerton, NJ right across from the Tuckerton Seaport with  13-, 22-, or 65-mile bike ride options.  All money raised from this event supports UrbanPromise Academy’s experiential and expeditionary learning programs. The  mission at UrbanPromise has been to equip Camden’s children and young adults with the skills necessary for academic achievement, life management, spiritual growth, and leadership. They strive to fulfill this mission through after-school programs, summer camps, two schools, experiential learning, job training, and a host of other programs that challenge youth to develop and realize their potential.

Registration is $45 per individual, and they also encourage each rider to fundraise at least $200 for the Academy.  Go to Urban Promise Pedal For Promise to register as a member of Team Evesham or as an individual.

Five Boro Bike Tour
The Five Boro Bike Tour is America’s largest cycling event. The Tour is co-produced by Bike New York and the New York City Department of Transportation. The event provides participants the unique and fun experience to bike through all five boroughs – a 40 mile, car-free ride for 32,000 cyclists.  Visit the  route map page to learn more!

This year Bike NY is again changing the method for sign ups. Last year we were able to sign up as a group of ten. Registration opens on January 22.  This a very popular event, and based on past experience, we envision that the site will bog down as soon as it opens.  Registration is $86. To register go to Bike New York Five Boro Tour.

We believe it is far better to be in NYC the evening prior to the event. Hotels fill up quickly and we will have some recommendations soon.

We encourage any and all riders to sign up for both rides. On Saturday when you arrive in Tuckerton at the end of the Pedal For Promise ride, take some time to enjoy the fine food at the end point.  Then just hop on the Parkway, and head to New York for the Five Boro Bike Tour.