Benefiting
SUNDAY,
APRIL 12, 2015

The 5th Annual Tour de Staten Island is Sunday April 12, 2015. Registration will open in the beginning of March.


Volunteer

Event Information

Date:

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Time:


Rider check-in for 55-mile ride: 8:00 9:00 am
Rider check-in for 35-mile ride: 8:30 - 9:30 am

Start and Finish location:


The Flagship Brewing Company at St. George
40 Minthorne Street (Just west of the Tompkinsville train stop)

Price:

$35 - T.A. Members, $45 - Non-members

Size:

There is a strict cap of 1,000 riders.

The Tour de Staten Island is a non-competitive ride through the neighborhoods of New York’s greenest borough. The tour offers two new route lengths of 35 miles and 55 miles! Both routes are supported by rest stops stocked with KIND Bars, fruit, Osmo sport drink and good old H20. We suggest that you pack a lunch for a more substantial meal.

The tour is a ride-at-your-own-pace event on roads open to traffic. Unlike other T.A. borough tours, there will not be an NYPD escort or road closures. The route will be marked with painted arrows, riders will receive a cue sheet and will be free to begin the tour as soon as they have checked in and received their official rider bibs. Riders will be supported by volunteer ride marshals and limited sag-wagon services.

Routes

35 Mile: This moderate route takes riders along the north shore of Staten Island, then cuts through the middle of the island to the eastern shore and brings riders up along the waterfront with spectacular views of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge and New York Harbor. There is a rest stop in Freshkills Park and Historic Richmond Town.

40 Mile: Ride through a multitude of neighborhoods in Staten Island. Ride with your buddies on the 35-mile route until the first rest stop at Freshkills Park. After the rest stop in Freshkills Park, the 55-mile ride continues through Heartland Village, New Springville and Lighthouse Hill before reaching Historic Richmond Town rest stop. Pedal through Great Kills, Rossville before circling back around along the eastern shore, for a third rest stop -- and beautiful ocean vistas -- at Great Kills Park. Continue along the waterfront to take in the striking views of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge and New York Harbor before arriving at the Finish.

Fun Fact: Staten Island’s Todt Hill is the high natural point on the Eastern Seaboard (from Florida to Cape Cod). While neither route features this massive hill, please be aware that both routes do contain some hills.

Getting There

By 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. Board the ferry through the lower level of the terminal. You will need to arrive at least 30 mins prior to the boat departure to allow time for screening. The Staten Island Ferry will be accommodating cyclists with larger boats on the 7:30am and 8:30am departures only. The crossing takes approximately 20 minutes. The start is less than a half mile from the ferry terminal.

Find a Google map of directions here from the St. George Ferry Terminal to the start location.

By MTA Staten Island Railway (SIR)

Take St. George Station: follow directions from St. George Ferry Terminal above.

By Car

We encourage participants to bike or use mass transit. If you drive to the start, please note that there will be no parking allowed on Minthorne Street.

Registration Information

All participants in the Tour de Staten Island are required to register and sign a waiver.

We are sorry, but as a charitable event, we do not offer refunds on registration.

Volunteer

Want to help make the Tour de Staten Island great? We need volunteers to help out at the start, rest stops and as riding marshals. Volunteer registration will open in March.