It is great to see the all 5 boro's and ride wit thousands of people.
What Dirty Bert said.
Lots of fun except for all the standing around waiting to get over the 59th street bridge and to get on the BQE under the Brooklyn bridge. Oh and the ferry ride back to Manhattan was horrible. I just wanted to get home already, but had to wait over an hour just to get on the boat.
I wanted to experience the whole thing so I started down in Battery park. The tour started and it was literally 40 or more minutes before we can even started to ride. I never got past the thousands of bikers. We even blew past 2 rest stops to hopefully get ahead. No Luck. To close for comfort at times with hundreds of bikes around me.
I would do again perhaps, but enter the tour behind the lead pack up in midtown somewhere.
Go for it. All in all it was fun. Just plan on waiting around alot.
Yet as we began to ride we noticed that there were hundreds of riders ahead of us heading up towards central park, so I think some folks just avoid the whole start queue and pop in a little ways up the route to get to the front.