This weekend is the kickoff to Bike Month, a May filled with events, rides, etc.
Sunday is the TD bank 5 boro bike tour, when over 30,000 people will realize, “Hey, its ok to ride my bike.”
Here is an article from WNYC news blog, about bike shop’s gearing up:
Bikers Gear Up for Five-Boro Bike Tour and Season
By Stephen Nessen
Friday, April 29, 2011
The city will celebrate bike month by closing 42 miles of streets for the sold-out Five-Boro Bike Tour on Sunday when 32,000 cyclists will pedal through the city in what is the 34th year of the event.
Bike shops across the city have been flooded with requests for last-minute tune ups, tire changes and gear tightening. Mechanics at Bike and Board in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, said they’ll be up all night if need be in order to get bikes ready for the weekend.
Read more here.