So apparently everyone else (read: Peons and non charity team riding selfish bastards) start all the way down by Battery Park City (Hit the minus button on the map to zoom out and see where I'm talking about) or at least that is where they have everyone meet up. I get to start at the front of the ride all the way up by Worth Street which is apparently how far almost 32,000 people go when you line them up with bikes.
This is last years ride.
and this is video:
I who like to be in control of things like this am nervous about bathroom breaks and being too hot or to cold, stopping and not wanting to start again and a million other things...