Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Tour de Brooklyn

Another great event that I was fortunate enough to be in NYC during the same time of, was this past Sunday's 6th Annual Tour de Brooklyn, one of New York's largest cycling events. More than 2,100 cyclists rode in this year's Tour de Brooklyn. It was a leisurely, family-friendly ride on 18 miles of Brooklyn streets that was police escorted and riders could preregister for $5 or pay $10 that day. This year's ride toured Greenpoint, Bushwick, Bedford-Stuyvesant, Fort Greene, Prospect Heights, Cobble Hill, Red Hook and Williamsburg. This year's tour was themed "Creek-to-Canal" and will guide riders between Brooklyn's two most notorious waterways: Gowanus Canal and Newtown Creek


Bicycling in the borough of Brooklyn is booming. The number of cyclists using Brooklyn's East River Bridges has soared by roughly 600% since 2000.
Unfortunately I don't think that I will be in town for the upcoming Tour de Queens or the NYC Century Bike Tour. Check out the NYC Bike Events page here for more information about upcoming rides.

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