What is Bike Expo New York?
Bike Expo New York (BE NY) is the largest consumer bike expo in the United States. This free and exciting event gives retailers and consumers an unprecedented peek into the cycling world. BE NY will feature more than 100 vendors, live-performances, hands-on programming, gear giveaways, and of course, free bicycle classes for kids and adults. Packet pickup for the 2014 TD Five Boro Bike Tour will also take place at the Expo.
When is Bike Expo New York?
Bike Expo New York 2014 will take place on the two days preceding the Tour:
Friday, May 2, 2014, 10AM – 8PM
Saturday, May 3, 2014, 9AM – 6PM
Is there a place to lock my bike at the Expo?
Yes, free bicycle valet service will be provided.
How much does it cost to go to Bike Expo New York?
Bike Expo New York is free and open to the public.
Is there a fee to enter Bike Expo New York?
No, Bike Expo New York (BE NY) is free and open to the public. Bike New York will be conducting bike education classes for both youths and adults.
Is Bike Expo New York for all ages?
Yes, Bike Expo New York is free and open to all ages. We will have over 100 vendors, live performances, hands-on programming, and bike gear giveaways, in addition to free classes for youth and adults.
How do I get to Bike Expo New York?
Bike Expo New York is located at Basketball City on Pier 36 (along South St. at Montgomery St., Manhattan, NYC). Click here to view a map of the intersection of South St. & Montgomery St. Visitors are encouraged to bike, walk or take public transportation. It sits directly next to the East Side Greenway (at Montgomery St.) making it perfectly accessible via bicycle. Bike valet parking will be available. It is also accessible via the East Broadway stop on the F train. (We advise you to insert the intersection of South St. & Montgomery St. as a Google way finder to Pier 36. Click here to view a map.)
Will there be car parking at Bike Expo New York?
Yes there are commercial parking lots available near Pier 36. You can visit Parkopedia to search for parking locations. Visitors are encouraged to bike, walk or take public transportation. Bike valet parking service will be provided.
Who will be exhibiting at Bike Expo New York?
Bike Expo New York will feature both local and national vendors of bicycle, health and fitness merchandise, giveaways, entertainment and much more. Here’s the current vendor list, which will be updated as new vendors are added.
Can you mail me my rider packet and Rider Identification Kit?
No. All participants must pick up their packet and Rider Identification Kit (helmet cover, bib, & bike plate) at Bike Expo New York on May 2nd and 3rd (the days preceding the Tour). You must show valid photo identification and your registration e-mail to receive your Tour packet. If you cannot attend the Expo for any reason, you may have a friend or family member pick up your packet by using a proxy packet pickup form, available here.
Can I pick up someone else’s rider packet for them?
Yes, anyone picking up a Tour packet and Rider Identification Kit for someone else must come to the Expo with the proxy packet pickup form (click here) as well as a copy of the participant’s confirmation e-mail and a photocopy of valid photo identification. Individuals picking up for a group must bring the signed proxy form along with the confirmation e-mails containing a barcode for each group member.
For more information, visit the Packet Pickup page.
My friends and I linked together to ride as a group. Can I pick up their packets at the Expo?
Yes. Registered friends and family can pick up packets for all linked group members. Whoever is picking up the packages for the group must bring the signed proxy packet pickup form along with the confirmation e-mails containing the unique barcodes and rider numbers, as well as a photocopy of valid photo identification for all group members.
My child is riding with me, but cannot attend the Expo. Can I pick up his/her packet?
In order to pick up the child’s rider packet without the child present, the registered guardian must bring his/her valid photo identification and the confirmation e-mail containing both registration numbers and barcodes. You do not need to provide identification for the registered youth. Note that adults may only pick up the rider packet for the youth(s) registered under their name.
What forms of identification are considered valid?
Residents of the United States and Puerto Rico must show state or federal government-issued photo identification, such as a driver’s license, DMV photo ID, or passport. Non-US residents, including Canadian residents, are required to show a valid passport (except residents of Puerto Rico, see above).
Can I pick up the TD Five Boro Bike Tour registration jersey at Bike Expo New York?
No. Tour registration jerseys are only available during the online registration process, and will be mailed to participants before the Tour.
Can I return/exchange my Tour registration jersey?
No. All jersey sales are nonrefundable and nontransferable. Participants purchasing a jersey should consult the sizing information on our registration details page.