smudge Posted August 4, 2014 Share #1 Posted August 4, 2014 Ok. I need some advice. LOTS of advice. Any advice stating "Don't do it" will be ignored. This Yooper girl is ready to make a trip to New York City. I have wanted to go for years. Mostly I want to check the place out. Not real interested in shows or spending lots of cash on shopping. I just want to go there. I've lived my life in the woods. It's nice. But it's time to explore a little. I will be going during the first two weeks of May 2015. Yup, gonna do the Five Boro Bike Tour. Here's what I've got so far: Gonna ship my Sirrus out there in a bike store box. I don't travel, so at this time I'm not investing in a fancy bike box. Yes, I'm using my own bike. I suppose I could rent, but that's not part of my wants. I want to have my own bike there. Thing is, what will I do with the box for the 2 weeks I'm there?? Two of my LBS have said they'd help me ship it out to NY. I'm hoping to find a helpful shop out there to receive it and help me ship it back home. I have been looking around on Trip Advisor for a room/studio to rent. I have found a few possiblities. I'd like to stay middle area of Manhattan. The bike tour starts in Battery Park. I want to make sure I get there on time. Any other exploring of the other boros can be done without a certain start time, so it's ok if I have to travel longer to those destinations. Looks like I should be able to get studio for under $900/week. Sound about right? I think I'll use LaGuardia. I don't need the extra hoopla of JFK; I'm not flying international. So far round trip from our local airport to NY is about $430. Does that sound reasonable??? At first seemed high to me, but seems to be the going rate. I need to get a lock/cable for the bike. I will be getting a rear rack to transport stuff too. Sounds like I need a bell to be legal (got one), and I need front and rear lights for nightime (got those too). I have been doing some reading online and have gained a few useful tips on riding there. More tips are always welcome, which is why I am asking for your input. Gimme all you got: the good, the bad, the ugly. THANKS! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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