T h eP r i d eR i d e   2014

  • Monday, June 24th,
    Wednesday, June 26th,
    and Monday, July 1st, 10:00 am - 4:30 pm, $99

    One June 27, 1969 in Greenwich Village something very special happened. It started with something that had happened many times before — police raiding a gay bar. However, this night did not end like the thousands of previous raids with patrons being arrested and/or police receiving a pay-off, known back then as "gayola." On this historic night customers at the Stonewall Bar decided they would not go quietly into the paddy wagon and this sparked what came to be known as the Stonewall Riots, a seminal incident in the Gay Civil Rights Movement. Come celebrate the 45th Anniversary of the Stonewall Riots by exploring NYC's LGBT history and culture on this one-of-a-kind bike tour! The price of the this tour includes a picnic lunch on the scenic Hudson River pier, dubbed the "gay pier," and a quick stop for an exotic Vietnamese snack known by some cultures to be a cornerstone of male virility — Hey, when in Rome...

    This tour will meet on the Upper East Side, which will allow us to explore a bit of Central Park, including the famed Roller Disco, before riding straight down Broadway through Time Square! Throughout Midtown, there are a number noteworthy stops tied to LGBT Culture including Carnegie Hall, The Plaza Hotel, a number of Broadway venues, Hell's Kitchen, Bryant Park, 42nd Street, and much much more!

    Further south, we will have an opportunity to pedal into the Village where we'll revisit the Christopher Street, one of the most notorious in LGBT history, and the current Stonewall Bar. Throughout the Village (East and West!), our explorations will uncover relics of LGBT nightlife dating back to the late 1800s and reflect upon more contemporary gay culture in the Big Apple.

    After exploring the neighborhood of Chelsea, the ride will end with a leisurely roll up the Hudson River Greenway, one of the most scenic bike paths in the country. Throughout the day, we'll be making stops for pictures and to discuss history, culture, and those famous (and infamous!) in LGBT world such as Bette Midler, J Edgar Hoover, Rupaul, Oscar Wilde, Rufus Wainwright, Judy Garland, Ellen Degeneres, Allen Ginsberg, Walt Whitman and many more!

    Advanced reservations required — space is limited! $99 includes bikes, helmets, licensed tour guides, lunch and snack.

  • Note: after we receive your payment, you will receive an email with the full details of your tour within about 24 hours.