As the Five Boro Bike Tour continues to grow in size, it seems many taxi and delivery drivers, who once considered the event a headache because it closes off major thoroughfares, have grown to accept it.
In all, organizers expect 32,000 riders to take on the course through all five boroughs. It is the biggest bike ride in the U.S.
The Five Boro Bike Tour, the New Jersey Marathon and the Long Island Marathon will all take place on Sunday. In an effort to keep participants and spectators safe, organizers from each event have stepped up their security measures.
Organizer Ken Podziba told 1010 WINS’ Glenn Schuck that the TD Five Boro Bike Tour is a major gain for “our great city.” But it’s certainly a pain for many taxi drivers.