On Sunday, May 1, 2011, Axis Group was proud to participate in the TD Bank Five Boro Bike Tour. More than 30,000 cyclists experienced New York City from a perspective unlike any other: pedaling down 42 miles of car-free streets through all five boroughs, taking in views of iconic landmarks like the Empire State building, Brooklyn Bridge, historic Harlem, and the Statue of Liberty.
Taking place the first Sunday in May each year, the adventure starts in Lower Manhattan. The ride heads north through the heart of Manhattan into Central Park and continues on to historic Harlem and the Bronx, returning south along the East River on the FDR Drive. From there it crosses into Queens and then Brooklyn, where cyclists take over the highway before making the thrilling climb up—and down—the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge to Staten Island.
This year the event raised money for multiple charities including the Alzheimer’s Association, Doctor’s Without Borders, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Livestrong, the Michael J. Fox Foundation, the American Liver Foundation and many others.
It was a beautiful day and Axis workers and their families had a great time seeing the city by bike!