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An NYPD Emergency Service Unit dog sniffs for explosives at the starting line of the TD Five Boro Bike Tour at Church Street in Manhattan. (May 5, 2013)

2013 Five Boro Bike Tour

More than 32,000 cyclists zoomed through all five New York City boroughs Sunday as part of the TD Five Boro Bike Tour amid increased security -- a result of the bombings at the Boston Marathon last month.

The tigher-than-usual security was evident at many points along the 40-mile ride -- the 36th year of what is now the largest cycling event in the United States.

Participants in the TD Five Boro Bike Tour
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Participants in the TD Five Boro Bike Tour hold a moment of silence for the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings. (May 5, 2013)

An NYPD Emergency Service Unit dog sniffs for
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An NYPD Emergency Service Unit dog sniffs for explosives at the starting line of the TD Five Boro Bike Tour at Church Street in Manhattan. (May 5, 2013)

Participants in the TD Five Boro Bike Tour
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Participants in the TD Five Boro Bike Tour line up at the starting point on Church Street in Manhattan. (May 5, 2013)

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An NYPD Emergency Service Unit dog sniffs for
(Credit: Charles Eckert)

An NYPD Emergency Service Unit dog sniffs for explosives at the starting line of the TD Five Boro Bike Tour at Church Street in Manhattan. The tour's planners spent weeks coordinating with local and federal law enforcement agencies, and eventually outlawed bags bigger than a fanny pack -- including most backpacks, saddle bags and hydropacks. (May 5, 2013)

Members of the NYPD Emergency Service Unit patrol
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Members of the NYPD Emergency Service Unit patrol the starting line of the TD Five Boro Bike Tour at Church Street in Manhattan. About 32,000 riders faced tighter security at the annual bike tour. (May 5, 2013).

An NYPD counterterrorism inspector watches as participants in
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An NYPD counterterrorism inspector watches as participants in the TD Five Boro Bike Tour ride along Church Street in Manhattan. (May 5, 2013)

Participants in the TD Five Boro Bike Tour
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Participants in the TD Five Boro Bike Tour ride along Church Street in Manhattan, where security was increased after the Boston Marathon bombings. (May 5, 2013)

Participants in the TD Five Boro Bike Tour
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Participants in the TD Five Boro Bike Tour ride along Church Street in Manhattan, where the tour began. It ended in Staten Island's Fort Wadsworth with live music and food, but the finish line festivities were restricted to registered event participants this year. Security was tightened after the attack at the Boston Marathon on April 15. (May 5, 2013)

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Participants in the Five Boro Bike Tour ride
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Participants in the Five Boro Bike Tour ride along Church Street in Manhattan. New rules instituted for security made it more difficult for cyclists to bring extra gear and clothing and meet family at the end of the race, but were a small price to pay for safety, organizers said. (May 5, 2013)

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