18 Bromptons at the 5 Boro Bike Tour
Well as the lucky few who rode with us know, this past Sunday was a blast! The Brompton folding bike group from NYCeWheels made it the whole way with only a few early exits. Between spending hours baking on the BQE and drinking margaritas in DUMBO we had a pretty awesome time. Here are a few of our best photos (from my cellphone) from the event. Enjoy!
We met by City Hall at 6:45am, and were led in warm ups by Valerie. I handed out the bibs and everyone was in a generally cheery and excited mood. We actually met nearly everyone and were off on time.
After waiting for nearly 1.5 hours at the starting line we began to take off in slow waves. Our Brompton bike group kept cheery by eating donuts and drinking coffee. Good folding bike fuel!
Bert was ready to jump in and help out for any repairs. Luckily all he got to do was add a bit of air to the famous orange Brompton bike‘s rear tire.
My dad came down from Boston to join in the fun. He rode my Brompton M6L folding bike which was nick named “the pickup truck” for carrying two Box o’ Joe coffee boxes along the ride along with 2 dozen donuts and acting as a sort of service truck for the Brompton group.
There were a lot of cool shots like this as we rode in all sorts of wired places. The 5 Boro Bike Tour is known for that sort of thing I guess. I didn’t get any cell phone shots of us baking in the hot sun on the BQE, but there was more standing than riding at that point. For the people in our group who had never ridden a Brompton folding bike this was a great chance to try it out. I know several of them were very impressed with the ride and we all had a lot of fun.
If you rode with us and have pictures or video from the even post them on our facebook page or upload them to the NYCeWheels 5 Boro Bike Tour set on Flikr. Thanks for riding with us! Look for the video coming out next weekend.