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Bib Pickup

From August 27-September 8, registered riders can pick up their bibs at any Bicycle Habitat location.

From 5-7pm on Tuesday, August 28 and Tuesday, September 4, registered riders can RSVP to pick up bib packets at the Transportation Alternatives office.

Can't pick up in advance? Bibs will be available at the start on the morning of the tour; please arrive at least 30 minutes before your scheduled start time.

What to Bring
Bike
Your BIke!
Helmet
Helmet
water
Two water bottles
Sunscreen
Sunscreen
Sunglasses
Sunglasses
metrocard
MetroCard
Patch Kit
Patch Kit
Tire Pump
Tire Pump
Tire Levers
Tire Levers
Camera
Camera
Bike Lock
Bike Lock
NYC Bike Map
NYC Bike Map
Snack
Identification Card
Identification Card
Snacks
Snacks
How to Get Here

As your advocate for walking, cycling, and public transit in NYC, we encourage you to walk, bike, or take the subway to your starting point! Please make sure to check the MTA’s Weekender guide to plan your trip to the NYC Century start.

Manhattan Start in Central Park:

110th Street and Malcolm X Blvd.

Ride Start Times:

100 Miles: 6-7am
75 Miles: 6-8am
55 Miles: 6-8am
35 Miles: 6-8am

Closest Subway Stations:

2 3 to Central Park North at 110th Street and Malcolm X Blvd. -- brings you right to the starting point!
4 6 to 110th Street, then walk or bike west along 110th Street until you reach Malcolm X Blvd
1  to 110th Street, then walk or bike east along 110th Street until you reach Malcolm X Blvd

Bus Routes along 110th Street:

M2, M3, M4

Brooklyn Start in Prospect Park:

Machate Circle, Prospect Park Southwest and Parkside Ave.

Ride Start Times:

100 Miles: 7-8am
75 Miles: 7-9am
55 Miles: 7-9am
35 Miles: 7-9am
15 Miles: 8-9am

Closest Subway Stations:

G to Fort Hamilton Parkway, then walk or bike east along Fort Hamilton Parkway
Q to Parkside Ave, then walk or bike west along Parkside Ave
D to Fort Hamilton Parkway, then walk or bike east along Fort Hamilton Parkway

Bus Routes near Machate Circle

B68, B16, B35, B61, B12

Traveling from outside NYC?

Metro-North (permit required) | LIRR (permit required)
Amtrak | NJ Transit

Bike Prep

First time riding a bike tour? Let the TransAlt community help you prepare! Visit one of the many New York City-area bike shops that support TransAlt's advocacy for advice on bike fit, bike maintenance, and riding safely as part of NYC traffic. Join TransAlt when you register for the tour and your membership card will get you a discount at any shop on our list!

Bike Fit: Did you know that proper bike fit helps you avoid issues like chronic knee or back pain, and will also ensure that you feel more comfortable on the bike? A proper bike fit can also help you pedal more efficiently.  Read more about bike fit, and consider getting a professional bike fit from one of our member bike shops.

Bike Maintenance - the ABCs: The day before the ride, be sure to perform an ABC check on your bicycle: Air, Brakes, Cranks, Cogs and Chains. Make sure all these components are working properly before ride day. For long distance rides, it is especially important not to go by "feel” on tire air pressure. Get a tire gauge and check your tires for the recommended PSI (pounds per square inch).