The Bike MS 2018 event on Sunday, October 21nd will impact motorists who normally use the MTA’s Robert F. Kennedy Bridge, Henry Hudson Bridge and Hugh L. Carey Tunnel. Although the race will not result in the closure of any bridge or tunnel, several exit and entrance ramps will be impacted.
Motorists should be aware of the closures and use alternate routes if possible.
Henry Hudson Bridge
7 a.m. to Noon: There will be no access to the southbound Henry Hudson Bridge heading into Manhattan.
Hugh L. Carey Tunnel
6:45 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.: All traffic exiting the tunnel in Manhattan will be detoured northbound onto West Street or through the Trinity Place exit, which will remain open. The Battery Park underpass to the FDR Drive and southbound West Street will be closed.
7 a.m. to 10 a.m.: Traffic will not be able to access the RFK Bridge from the northbound FDR Drive as cyclists make their way to the Harlem River Drive from the FDR. In addition, traffic exiting the RFK Harlem River lift span at 125th Street will not be able to access the entrance to the Harlem River Drive.
Bike MS raises more money than any other cycling event for any other cause – changing the world for people with MS, one mile at a time.
Motorists can sign up for MTA e-mail or text alerts at www.mymtaalerts.com and check the Bridges and Tunnels homepage or Facebook page for the latest information.
In 2017, Bike MS: New York City raised $2,619,335.83 to fund critical services, groundbreaking research and move us closer to a world free of MS. More than 399 Teams participated in Bike MS: New York City in 2017.
About Bike MS: New York City is a one-day ride that will take you farther than you’ve ever gone before. What makes this ride so special? The 30 mile route around Manhattan is completely traffic free! The 50 and 100 mile rides also let you ride through the Holland Tunnel traffic free. It’s a completely unique experience.
Your participation drives breakthroughs in MS research and ensures people with MS have what they need to live their best lives.