I am not really sure how the envelope with the flyer for this event got mailed to me in the first place. But man, am I glad it did. I shared it with the usual suspects and the decision was made to partake. Even though there were 32000 spots available, I assumed they would go rather quickly. After all, who in their right mind, would want to pass up an opportunity to ride the completely car free streets of New York City, visiting Manhattan, The Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and eventually Staten Island? Or to ride your bike on FDR Drive, BQE or Verrazano Bridge? And I was right, after the registration opened, it took only about 30 or so hours (me thinks) to sell out all 32000 spots. Me and Millicent waited at our computers for the registration to open, that's how much we wanted to make sure we will be one of the lucky 32000. After initial system overload (apparently we weren't the only ones ready to pounce), we successfully registered. Shortly after us, Matt, Hyuck, Richard and Laura registered as well.
|Getting ready in the ferry parking lot.|