THE BRONX - Winding through traffic-free roads, thousands of bicyclists took part in the 31st Five Boro Bike Tour Sunday.

About 30,000 cyclists participated in the 42-mile tour, which is the largest recreational cycling event in the United States.

Tour highlights included biking around the Bronx, Central Park, the Brooklyn waterfront and across the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge to Staten Island.

The race ended with a free ferry ride back to Manhattan from Staten Island.