Cyclist Dies During Five Boro Bike Tour

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Some of the thousands of bicyclists participating in the Five Boro Bike Tour May 6, 2012 in New York. The race consists of three waves of 30,000 cyclists from all over the country who ride a course that takes them through all five boroughs of New York City. Photo: BRIGITTE DUSSEAU/AFP/GettyImages

Sad news from today's Five Boro Bike Tour: 51-year-old Michael Boren suffered a heart attack while crossing the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge. The New York Daily News reports that the Michigan resident died at New York-Presbyterian Hospital an hour later. Unfortunately, this kind of tragedy isn't one organizers can plan for.