Annual Tour de Bronx

Submitted by ub on Mon, 10/03/2011 - 12:57

This year will celebrate The 17th Annual Tour de Bronx!

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. & Transportation Alternatives
with Montefiore Medical Center, St. Barnabas Hospital & Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center
invite you to

Tour de Bronx

New York State's Largest Free Bicycling Event

Sunday, October 23, 2011


See the borough’s historic districts, vibrant neighborhoods, beautiful waterfront and gorgeous greenways from the best possible vantage point: your bicycle. Ride on the Sheridan Expressway, closed to traffic for Tour de Bronx riders. After crossing the finish line, enjoy an end-of-ride festival at the New York Botanical Garden.

Check-in begins at 9:30 am.

The 40-mile route departs at 10:30 am; the 25-mile route departs at 10:40 am.

Arrive early to allow plenty of time for check-in.

One convenient starting location at the Bronx County Building near Yankee Stadium

25-mile riders: Go to 158th Street between the Grand Concourse & Walton Avenue
40-mile riders: Go to 161st Street between the Grand Concourse & Walton Avenue

Convenient to the D and 4 trains at 161st Street -- Yankee Stadium & Metro North at Yankees -- E153 Street.

Choose the route that's right for you:

The 25-Mile Ride:

A leisurely ride that's great for any age and skill level. Enjoy Bronx Greenway bike paths, parklands, shoreline and more. Ride marshals and NYPD escorts accompany riders. It's a one-of-a-kind experience and a great way to see the Bronx.

The 40-Mile Ride:

The pace is significantly faster on this ride which covers a greater distance in the same amount of time. This ride goes through City Island and SUNY Maritime College. It is recommended for experienced cyclists who are comfortable riding in traffic only. THERE IS NO SAFETY CELL ON THIS RIDE. Kids under 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Tour de Bronx is produced by The Bronx Tourism Council, a program of the Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation.

Special thanks to:

Domino's Pizza
NYC Department of Parks & Recreation
NYC Department of Transportation
The New York Botanical Garden
The Bronx YMCA
Woodlawn Cemetery
St. Raymond's Cemetery
SUNY Maritime College