In the event's 40th anniversary, bicyclists from every state and 60 countries started their rides in Manhattan, carving a 40-mile path through the five boroughs.
The ride began in Tribeca, headed north to Central Park and then into Harlem and on into the Bronx.
It then proceeded south along the East River on the FDR Drive into Queens and Brooklyn before finishing on the Verrazzano Bridge.
The tour also has a fundraising aspect. Thanks to proceeds from the event, Bike New York offers free bike skills to more than 17,000 kids and adults every year with a focus on underserved communities, making it the largest free bike education program in the country.