“Tour De Bronx.” Still Going Strong After 17 Years

Submitted by ub on Sun, 10/23/2011 - 19:01

They came peddling their way into City Island, then gliding down the avenue, riding pass the nautical museum and community center and they finally conquered the City Island bridge.

They were thousands of bicyclists participating in Tour De Bronx, an annual even sponsored by Transportation Alternatives, in conjunction with Montefiore Medical Center, St. Barnabas Hospital and Bronx Lebanon Medical Center and The Borough President's Office.

It was York State’s Largest Free Bicycling Event. Now in its 17th year, the bicyclists were later invited to the Tour de Bronx Festival at the New York Botanical Garden featuring live entertainment and refreshments.