NEW YORK (AP) The 25-mile Staten Island bike tour is next weekend.

The third annual event is scheduled for Saturday, with registration between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. in Tompkinsville Park.

The bike tour is sponsored by Transportation Alternatives.

Event coordinator Ben McRoberts tells the Staten Island Advance ( ) the aim of the tour is to show people how easy it is to get around Staten Island on a bike.

A maximum of 1,000 riders can participate.

They will be given a sheet marking the route, which will be marked with painted arrows and an "official rider bib."

Participants can bike at their own pace.


Information from: Staten Island Advance,