Tour de Staten Island

April 28 | 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

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Tour de Staten Island Finish Festival

About

When: 8:30 am / 9:30 am, Sunday, April 28
Where: Staten Island Urby parking lot (kitty-corner from the Staten Island Urby location)
Routes: 50 miles (8:30 am start) and 35 miles (9:30 am start)

The Tour de Staten Island is a friendly ride where 2,000 cyclists coast through the borough's most breathtaking and lesser-known scenery on the cusp of spring. Both the 35 and 50 mile routes explore Staten Island's gems: Freshkills Park, Great Kills Park, Historic Richmond Town, and the oceanfront's striking views of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge and New York Harbor.

A beautiful way to welcome the new spring, the Tour de Staten Island is great for riders of all ages and abilities. Invite your friends and family to cheer for you along the route!

Riders under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a guardian. Helmets are mandatory for children 14 and under and strongly encouraged for riders of all ages. Children under 10 years old are encouraged to ride in a carrier or on a tandem bike with a parent.

Directions

Directions

Staten Island Ferry

Ferries depart Manhattan's Whitehall Terminal every hour on the half-hour on Sunday mornings. See the full Staten Island schedule for details. The ferry ride takes approximately 30 minutes and will fill up quickly, so make sure to leave extra time.

The start of the ride is 1.5 miles from the ferry terminal. Directions from the St. George Ferry Terminal to the start location.

Arrive at Whitehall Terminal 30 minutes prior to ferry departure time to allow for a security screening — there will be many eager cyclists waiting to board — and to secure your spot on the ferry. Board the ferry through the lower level of the terminal. The ferry runs every 30 minutes and will fill up quickly.

50-mile riders: take the 7:30 am ferry
35-mile riders: take the 8:00 am or 8:30 am ferry

Staten Island Railway (SIR)

Get off at Stapleton Station. Staten Island Urby parking lot is just north of the station, on Murray Hulbert Ave.

We encourage participants to bike or ride transit to the start of the ride. We do not provide complimentary parking for personal vehicles.

Event Parking

Event Parking is available at the Littleman Park Lot at 8 Navy Pier Court, Staten Island, NY

Rates
Up to 1 hr - $2.00
Up to 2 hrs - $4.00
Up to 10 hrs - $8.00
Up to 24 hrs - $12.00

Street parking may also be available.

Bike Rental

Bike Rental

Coming in from out of town?
Rent a bike from our tour partner Bike Rent NYC for seamless pickup at the starting line! When you register for the Tour de Staten Island, just add a bike of your choice to your order and Bike Rent NYC will make sure your wheels are ready to go on April 28.

Visit our registration page to view your options!

Tour 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).

Check In

Packet pick-up will only be available the day of the event. Please plan to arrive early. Riders who arrive after 9:45 am will not be provided with a bib.

50 milers
Check-in at 8 a.m. at Staten Island Urby

35 milers
Check-in at 9 a.m. at Staten Island Urby

When you arrive at Staten Island Urby, please find the bib-pickup area and wait in line. Have your Tour de Staten Island registration confirmation email accessible on your phone. After you have your bib in hand, you can head to the starting line!

FAQ

Registration

How many tickets are available?
To make sure every participant has a safe and enjoyable ride, we are only selling 2,000 registrations.

Am I registered for the tour?
All riders receive a confirmation email after they complete registration online. If you're unsure about your registration status, please email us at info@transalt.org to confirm.

Can I edit the details of my registration online?
No. Email us at info@transalt.org to change your registration information.

Can I ride a different route than the one I registered for?
Yes. If you decide you would like to ride a different route, you can! It is not necessary to inform us. Check "Bib Pickup and Check-in" to determine your new start time and your new ferry boarding time.

What forms of identification are valid for me to pick up my registration packet?
Bring a copy of your registration confirmation email to pick up your packet.

Do I need to register separately if I'm planning to ride on a tandem bike with a friend?
Yes, you do. Every rider on the course is required to register for the tour.

The Ride

Will roads be closed to motor vehicles for the bike tour?
The Tour de Staten Island does not have any road closures. Riders should be prepared to ride confidently alongside traffic.

Are there ride marshals on the route?
Yes – they are identifiable by their orange vests. They can assist you with minor bike issues or repairs. However, please be aware that ride marshals do not carry extra supplies, so make sure you bring extra tubes or any other supplies you think you may need.

Will there be SAG vehicles along the route?
There will be limited SAG (support and gear) on the route. The SAG vehicle will pick up riders and return them only to the finish area. Riders who cannot complete the ride, but are located within walking distance to a SIR stop will be asked to use the train.

How fast will I need to ride to complete the tour?
35-milers will need to ride at approximately 10 mph. 50-milers should be riding at 12 mph. Please note: The amount of time you spend at a rest area is important! Be sure to consult the rest area closing times on your cue sheet to make sure you can reach the next stop before it closes. The finish line closes at 4pm at Staten Island Urby.

How long do I have to ride before I reach a rest stop?
35 mile route: there are rest stops at mile 12 and 24.

50 mile route: there are rest stops at mile 12, 24, and 42.

What kinds of snacks will there be at the rest stops?
Every rest stop has water, Nuun, nutrition bars and fruit. Rest stops on the 50 mile route also have peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Please pack a lunch or bring cash for a more substantial meal if you think you'll require more food. Please note: We do not provide bottled water. You must bring your own bottle.

Can kids participate in the Tour de Staten Island?
Kids are welcome to join. Riders under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a guardian. Helmets are mandatory for children 14 and under and strongly encouraged for riders of all ages. Children under 10 years old are encouraged to ride in a carrier or on a tandem bike with a parent. The Tour de Staten Island does not have any street closures so your kids should be confident enough to ride alongside traffic.

Are there any bag restrictions?
No. Feel free to use backpacks, hydration packs, panniers, baskets, and any other bag you have at home!

Miscellaneous

Is the Tour de Staten Island a charity event?
Yes! The Tour de Staten Island is produced by Transportation Alternatives and benefits our work advocating for safer streets for all New Yorkers!

I ordered a t-shirt during registration. Where can I pick it up?
You can pick up your t-shirt only at the end of the ride.

Do you have a gift shop?
Yes! You can grab some Transportation Alternatives swag from our online store or visit our merch table at the tour Finish Festival.

When is the next bike tour?
Glad you asked! The next bike ride is the NYC Century Bike Tour in September. Once you sign up for the Tour de Staten Island you'll automatically receive alerts whenever registration launches for our other rides.

Where can I park my car?
We encourage participants to bike or use public transportation to our start sites and we do not provide free event parking. Paid parking is available at the Littleman Park Lot, 8 Navy Pier Court, Staten Island, NY.

Rates
Up to 1 hr - $2.00
Up to 2 hrs - $4.00
Up to 10 hrs - $8.00
Up to 24 hrs - $12.00

Street parking may also be available.

What is your cancellation policy?
There is no rain date; we ride rain or shine.

In case of inclement weather, Transportation Alternatives reserves the right to cancel/alter/modify the tour for safety concerns. In any case, we do not refund tour entry fees or transfer registrations to another TransAlt event. In the unlikely case a tour is canceled, you may claim your registration fee as a tax-deductible donation.

If you have to cancel for personal reasons, we are unable to offer you a refund. All funds raised through TransAlt bike tours support Transportation Alternatives’ live-saving work for safe streets in New York City.