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Nothing screams summer in New York more than music festivals, street food and biking. Although April may be a little premature to box up our coats and jackets for the season, satisfy your craving for outside New York with a few recommendations from the Inside… Read the complete post »

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Biking the New York City Marathon: A Retrospective

An INY writers shares how he participated in the NYC Marathon without running a single step.

On any normal day, the subway at 6am plays host to an eclectic mix of passengers. This is especially true if the day happens to be November 1st, when a handful NYC Marathonof riders have ended their Halloween festivities and wear impending hangovers under their costumed bodies. But it was even more true on November 1st, 2009, when athletes were chugging down energy drinks and adjusting their spandex on their way to the Verrazano Bridge, the starting point of the ING New York City Marathon.

I encountered this very bizarre situation while on my way to meet a friend in Brooklyn to bike the NYC marathon. Even though the bikers that gather each year at the 95th St. Bay Ridge stop on the R train are not “officially” part of the race, if they arrive early enough (usually around 7am), they can keep a safe distance from the runners and enjoy the experience of biking the route of one of the most famous marathons in the world. And that is precisely what I did.

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