The Five Boro Bike Tour, America's largest bicycle event with 30,000 riders, takes place Sunday May 2nd. The FBBT routinely fills up early.
Online registration opens this Tuesday at 10:00.
Locally, Venture Outdoors is offering a transport-and-lodging package.
I think it's cool to ride on New York City highways and to ride across the Verrazano Bridge, which seems to be the big "hill" on this 42-mile ride.