On October 17th nearly 1500 people on souped-up Schwinns and low riders, high-tech road machines and everyday get-around bikes showed up to ride the 5th Annual Tour de Bronx. The free bike tour of 25 or 40 miles showcased an exciting cross section of The Bronx and was co-sponsored by the Bronx Borough President's Office, The Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation (BOEDC), and Transportation Alternatives.
In addition to offering a unique view of The Bronx's many diverse neighborhoods, this year's ride also highlighted hidden treasures like the beautiful Woodlawn Cemetery, SUNY Maritime College at Fort Shuyler, and Orchard Beach. The tour ended at newly refurbished Poe Park with a jazz concert and a free pizza lunch courtesy of Domino's.
Thanks to all who helped make this year's ride the biggest and best yet. The Bronx Borough President's Office and BOEDC deserve special thanks for spearheading the event, as does T.A.'s Bronx Chapter, which works hard each year to put the ride together. Thanks to the NYC Depts. of Transportation, Sanitation and Parks who helped keep the route's streets and greenways in tip-top shape. Also thanks to the NYPD for their special escorts for the riders.