July 9 Update: Please read about our decision to make the Tour de Staten Island a self-paced ride in 2020.
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July 9 Update
Like you, we had hoped to spend April 26th with a scenic ride through Staten Island alongside our friends and supporters, and we were disappointed that we couldn't ride together in person. After careful consideration with our partners, we have decided to make the Tour de Staten Island a self-paced tour in 2020, and add some classic TA routes for five times the fun.
This August join us for Bike the Boroughs,
a new way to get out for a physically-distant bike ride through beautiful summer scenery in New York City, plus get some complimentary new merch and be entered to win prizes along the way.
If you're registered for Tour de Staten Island, you can be automatically registered for "Bike the Boroughs" plus get 25% percent off the 2021 Tour de Staten Island.
Other options include deferring your registration to 2021, converting your registration to a donation, which includes TA membership or receiving your registration fee in TA Gift Shop credit and get some new apparel.
To explore your other options for your 2020 Tour de Staten Island, please visit the following form.
Please note: the Tour de Staten Island is a fundraiser, supporting TA's advocacy for better walking, biking and public transit in New York City.
All ride proceeds support our mission, including our network of activists across all five boroughs. We have already made significant expenditures to put on the 2020 Tour de Staten Island, and sincerely hope you'll embrace one of the options above, knowing it will help to sustain a worthy cause. If none of the choices above suit your circumstances, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
When: The Tour de Staten Island will be a self-paced ride in 2020 - please read more in our site update.
Originally scheduled on April 26
50 milers: 8:30 am
35 milers: 9:30 am
Where: Staten Island Urby parking lot
Kitty-corner from the Staten Island Urby location
The Tour de Staten Island is a scenic ride where 2,000 cyclists coast through the borough's most breathtaking and lesser-known landscapes 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 striking oceanfront views of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge and New York Harbor.
An invigorating way to welcome spring in New York City, the Tour de Staten Island is great for riders of all ages and abilities.
We also offer volunteer opportunities that help us make this ride a success. Visit our volunteer registration page to learn more and sign up!
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 guardian.
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 is available at the Littleman Park Lot at 8 Navy Pier Court, Staten Island, NY
Up to 1 hr - $4.00
Up to 2 hrs - $6.00
Up to 10 hrs - $10.00
Up to 24 hrs - $14.00
Street parking may also be available.
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.
Visit our registration page to view your options!
First time riding a bike tour? Let the TA community help you prepare! Visit one of the many New York City-area bike shops that support TA's advocacy for advice on bike fit, bike maintenance, and riding safely as part of NYC traffic. Join TA 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).
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.
Check-in at 8:00am at Staten Island Urby
Wheels down at 8:30am
Check-in at 9:00am at Staten Island Urby
Wheels down at 9:30am
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!
Update regarding coronavirus
Transportation Alternatives has decided to postpone the Tour de Staten Island, originally scheduled for April 26.
TA staff are working diligently to secure a new date. We are awaiting confirmation from city officials that our permits will be honored, and we will continue to keep riders informed via email and social media as we secure a new day for the 2020 Tour de Staten Island, and prepare for a safe and fun ride.
Thank you for your patience and understanding during this unprecedented time. We’ll be in touch with further details soon.
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 email@example.com to confirm.
Can I edit the details of my registration online?
No. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.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.
Where can I pick up my bib?
Bib pick up is available at the start line on ride day.
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.
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.
Can I ride my e-bike?
Pedal assist e-bikes are legal to operate on streets in New York City and you are free to do so during the Tour de Staten Island. Pedal assist e-bikes are bicycles with an electric motor that provides assisted power up to 20 mph when you pedal – you can still ride faster than 20 mph but have to use the power of your own legs or a nice downward hill to do so. Electric bikes with throttle and ones that provide motorized propulsion beyond 20 mph are not yet legal to operate anywhere in New York.
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!
Can I check my bag?
Bag check is not available. Please only bring gear that you can carry on your own bicycle.
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 and/or jersey 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 TA swag from our online store or visit our merch table at the tour Finish Festival.
Where can I stay in Staten Island?
We've partnered with the Hilton Garden Inn New York/Staten Island to offer a discounted rate to our riders! Click the link above, or call to book and request the OTDSI room block before April 12.
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.
Up to 1 hr - $4.00
Up to 2 hrs - $6.00
Up to 10 hrs - $10.00
Up to 24 hrs - $14.00
Street parking may also be available.
What is your cancellation policy?
There is no rain date; we ride rain or shine.
You can protect your ride this year with optional rain insurance. If it rains more than .75'' on ride day, you'll get $75 back! Your check will be mailed to you regardless of whether you came to the start site or not.
Hours of coverage for insurance are 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. on 4/26/2020. Rain will be measured by the official New York weather station, which is not affiliated with Transportation Alternatives or the insurance company.
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 TA 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 TA bike tours support Transportation Alternatives’ life-saving work for safe streets in New York City.