Walking through Brooklyn, I noticed my usual trail was blocked off by cops and their fancy rave light cars. I went up to one and asked “Is this a good street blocking or a ver very bad one?” He just laughed and made me figure it out for myself.
It didn’t take long until about 5 people flew past me on tall thin bikes. Then 10, then 100, then the bikes varied and the 5 Boro Bike Tour began!
There were about 32,000 people on bikes. A swarm of energized humans in helmets (oh the wacky helmets) blocked the streets for hours! Unaffected by the fact that it was 50 degrees and raining, these people rode for 42 miles through all 5 boroughs, passing 5 bridges without the threat of being hit by a cab.
As much as I wanted to be a part of this, I just took some photos.
Next year, I plan on doing both so that I can submit photos onto this.
All photos taken by Chloe Rice