Start Times and Locations | Rest Stops | Finish Festival | Marshals | Medics
Start Times and Locations
Due to the success of the previous two years, we once again have two start locations for the NYC Century Bike Tour: Central Park and Prospect Park.
The Central Park starting location is by the Harlem Meer in Central Park. Enter at 110th St & Lenox Avenue.
The Prospect Park starting location is at Willink Drive, inside the entrance at the intersection of Flatbush Avenue, Ocean Avenue and Empire Boulevard.
If you haven’t received your registration materials before September 8th, please arrive a half hour early at your selected starting location for check-in or same-day registration. Every rider must display their rider bib and number to be recognized as part of the tour.
|Central Park Start||Prospect Park Start|
|5:30 am||Check-in & registration opens||6 am|
|6 am||100 mile riders depart||6:30 am|
|6:30 am||75 mile riders depart||7 am|
|7 am||55 mile riders depart||7:30 am|
|7:30 am||35 mile riders depart||8 am|
|8 am||15 mile riders depart||(No 15 Mile start)|
The NYC Century Bike Tour features seven rest stops. The rest stops you visit depend on your route. Every rest stop features a water station with refreshing New York City tap water to fill water bottle. Fresh fruit and other light snacks will be available to help you refuel. Have your ride bib visible so we know you’re a registered rider. Please note that the rest stops close earlier than the finish lines, so you need to arrive before the closing times to ensure access to food and water.
|Rest Stop||Borough||Closing Time||Routes|
|City Hall Park Rest Stop||Manhattan||10:15 am||15 mile|
|Prospect Park Rest Stop||Brooklyn||12 pm||15, 35, 55, 75, 100 mile|
|Marine Park Rest Stop||Brooklyn||2 pm||55, 75 & 100 mile|
|Forest Park Rest Stop||Queens||3:30 pm||75 & 100 mile|
|Little Neck Bay Park Rest Stop||Queens||4 pm||100 mile|
|James Langergaard Rest Stop at Astoria Park||Queens||4:30 pm||35, 55, 75 & 100 mile|
|Van Cortlandt Park Rest Stop||Bronx||5:30 pm||100 mile|
|Central Park Finish Line||Manhattan||6 pm||35, 55, 75 & 100 mile|
|Prospect Park Finish Line||Brooklyn||6 pm||15, 35, 55, 75 & 100 mile|
The NYC Century Bike Tour ends with music and massages in Central Park. Whether you biked 15 or 100 miles, join T.A. for a post-ride celebration at our Central Park Finish Festival. Your commemorative NYC Century Bike Tour t-shirt and water bottle will be there waiting for you. If you start in Prospect Park, then Central Park is just a rest stop and you will need to continue on to Brooklyn. Don't forget to sign up or renew your T.A. membership in celebration of completing the NYC Century Bike Tour. Water bottles and t-shirts will also be available at the Prospect Park finish line.
For the 15 mile riders finishing in Prospect Park: There are free rides on the Prospect Park carousel until noon, and free admission to the Prospect Park Zoo all day for riders on the NYC Century Bike Tour. Make sure to bring a bike lock to secure your bike while enjoying these great attractions.
Riding marshals are volunteers trained to help riders who encounter trouble along their route. Identify them by orange vests and "marshal" riding bibs. Feel free to ask a marshal to help you at any point of the ride. It’s important for your safety that you follow their directions at key intersections and rest stops. A sweep team will cover the whole route on pace to reach rest stops just as they close. If the sweep catches up to you, you'll need to increase your pace in order to take advantage of our rest stops. If you find that you must stop riding the NYC Century Bike Tour early, locate the nearest subway station. If you need medical attention, a marshal can call for help or you can call 911.
For medical coverage, the NYC Century Bike Tour relies on Emergency Medical Response of NY. They are a volunteer ambulance corps and may be called from their posts to attend to an emergency in their district. Always call 911 first to get the fastest response in case of an emergency.