2009 Tour de Bronx: Sunday October 18

The Tour de Bronx is the largest free cycling event in the country and 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 18th, so mark your calendars and register early.

Multiple Routes and Starting Locations to Choose From

The 25-Mile Ride:
A leisurely ride tailored to every age and skill level. You will ride at approximately 11 mph on flat, open stretches. This ride goes through the Bronx Greenway bike paths, historic districts, the Bronx shoreline, parklands and various neighborhoods. Ride marshals and police escort this route to help ensure comfort, and of course, safety. It’s a one-of-a-kind experience and a great way to see the Bronx.
* Please note that this ride is 35 miles if you choose the Riverdale start.

The 40-Mile Ride:
A significantly faster ride covering greater distance in the same amount of time. You will ride at approximately 15 mph on flat, open stretches. This ride ventures farther to City Island, SUNY Maritime College, and Orchard Beach. This ride is 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 an adult).
* Please note that this ride is 50 miles if you choose the Riverdale start.

Choose a Starting Point:
– Henry Hudson Park in Riverdale (8:15 am check-in)
– Muskrat Cove, Woodlawn Metro-North Station: (8:30 am check-in)
– New York Botanical Garden Metro North Station: (9 am check-in)
– Bronx County Building at 161 Street & Grand Concourse: (10 am check-in)
– Coop City to Brooklyn Botanical Garden (8 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 and directions at the official Tour De Bronx site

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

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