14th Annual Tour de Bronx – October 19, 2008

The Tour de Bronx gives riders the choice between a 25 mile and 40 mile route (and the choice of several starting locations and options to extend the ride). Since the Tour de Bronx offers cyclists of all skill levels a great ride it is no surprise that it is New York City’s largest free cycling event.

The Tour de Bronx starts on October 19th, so mark your calendars.

Multiple Routes and Starting Locations to Choose From

The 25-Mile Ride:
A leisurely ride good for every age and skill level. We will ride at approximately 11 mph on flat, open stretches. Ride through the Bronx Greenway bike paths, historic districts, the Bronx Shoreline, parklands and neighborhoods. Ride marshals and police escorts form a safety cell around riders to ensure their comfort. It’s a one-of-a-kind experience and a great way to see the Bronx. Note: this ride is 35 miles if you choose the Riverdale start.

The 40-Mile Ride:
The pace is significantly faster on this ride which covers a greater distance in the same amount of time. We will ride at approximately 15 mph on flat, open stretches. This ride ventures farther to City Island, SUNY Maritime College, and Co-op City. Recommended for experienced cyclists who are comfortable riding in traffic. (There is no safety cell on this ride; Children under 16 must be accompanied by a parent). Note: this ride is 50 miles if you choose the Riverdale start.

Choose a Starting Point for All Riders:
* from the Metro North Station at the New York Botanical Garden: (9 am check-in)
* or the Bronx County Building at 161 Street & The Grand Concourse (10 am check-in)
* or Henry Hudson Park in Riverdale (8:15 am check-in) [Directions to Riverdale Start]
* or our new check-in location at Muskrat Cove, Woodlawn Metro-North Station (8:30 am check-in) .

Both the 25-mile and 40-mile routes leave from all four locations, but if you start in Riverdale, you will add 10 miles to the distance you ride.
More info at the official Tour De Bronx site

For more information and to register, visit TourDeBronx.org.