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Bicycle Adventures to host 'Cycling Buffs On Urban Adventure' for four days in May 2014 culminating with 'NYC Five Boro Bike Tour'

A leader in North America bike tours Bicycle Adventures, celebrates 30 years in 2014 with time-tested and first-ever tours including a new concept in adventure travel – the urban adventure. It’s a four-day tour of the greater Manhattan region culminating with participation in the world’s biggest recreational bike ride, the TD Five Boro Bike Tour expected to draw some 32,000 participants to the region May 4, 2014.

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Bicycle Adventures’ program for up to 18 participants begins May 1 at the Westin New York Grand Central for an introduction to Manhattan. Day two guests are fitted with bikes before traversing to Central Park and then ending the day with a Broadway show. Day three is a guided tour into the surrounding countryside. And day four everyone participates in the bicycle festival organized by Bike New York and the New York City Department of Transportation. Riders bike through all five boroughs - Manhattan, The Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn, and Staten Island - on streets totally free of traffic. On average guests will cycle between 25 to 50 miles a day.

The per person double rate of $2,495 includes three nights accommodation at Westin New York Grand Central, all meals except for one lunch, bikes and event fee.

“This is an amazing event you just have to see to believe,” said Todd Starnes, president of Bicycle Adventures. “The Five Boro is really the New York Marathon…for cyclists.”

To capitalize on the growing trend of urban-based adventure, Bicycle Adventures also offers four day trips in Seattle and Portland.

For more information, availability and reservations contact Bicycle Adventures by phone: 800.443.6060, email: or visit online at:

About Bicycle Adventures - North America’s Premier Bicycle Touring Company
Scenic byways, four and five-star accommodations and local dining and visits to National Parks are trademarks of Bicycle Adventures, founded in 1984.  Types of tours include Classic (25-50 miles a day), Classic Plus (50-60 miles a day) and Epic (70+ miles a day with the most demanding terrain). Value-driven Casual category trips offer budget-conscious lodging and meals, with the same full van support.

Pre-set and custom tours embrace the Pacific Northwest into Canada, California and the Southwest, as well as Colorado, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota, New York, Hawaii and New Zealand. Excelling in its own backyard the Issaquah, WA-based company also conducts tours into Washington State’s wine country. Cyclists can opt for tours embracing the following National Parks: Arizona - Saguaro; Canada - Banff, Jasper and Waterton Lakes; Colorado - Rocky Mountain; Hawaii - Hawaii Volcanoes and City of Refuge; Montana - Glacier; Nevada and California - Death Valley; New Mexico - Bandelier; Oregon - Crater Lake and Columbia River Gorge NSA; South Dakota - Badlands; Utah- Zion, Bryce and Arches; Washington - North Cascades and Mt. Rainier.