On November 4, 2018 there is a little known ride that will take you through four of the five boroughs of New York. The good thing is the ride is both FREE and you DO NOT need to qualify to participate.
What: Ride 23 miles or so of the 2018 New York Marathon Route.
Where: 95th Street Station, Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. Closest place to the start of the actual marathon on the other side of the Verrazano Bridge.
Train: Bay Ridge - 95 St
There is more information on the Facebook event.
However, I recommend being at the meeting location no later then 5:30am or cross the queensboro bridge before the 7am closure.