The Tour de Bronx, which is recognized as the largest free cycling event in New York State, will take place on Sunday, October 22, 2017. Avid and casual riders from all over the Atlantic region and beyond choose from two routes and descend upon the borough for a full day of cycling and touring.
The 40-mile route offers riders views of Bronx waterfronts through Throggs Neck, City Island and Orchard Beach. The ride continues northwest through Woodlawn Cemetery and Kingsbridge/Riverdale. The 25-mile route takes riders through several Bronx parks and greenways as well as historic neighborhoods like the Grand Concourse and Mott Haven. Both rides end at the iconic New York Botanical Garden where they will enjoy a free music festival and receive a souvenir t-shirt and light snacks.
"It's just a great opportunity for both Bronxites and visitors to experience the borough in a unique way," says Olga Luz Tirado, executive director of The Bronx Tourism Council and producer of the event.
"The Tour de Bronx brings thousands of visitors to The Bronx each year, and we welcome them with open arms. I urge cyclists from all over the region and the world to sign up for this year's Tour de Bronx and get a firsthand look at the great things that are happening in our borough," said Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.
Tour de Bronx is made possible with the support of Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center, St. Barnabas Health System, and Mercy College. Domino's provides pizza for the event and Coca Cola supplies the water and Powerade sports drink.
For more information and/or to register for the 2017 Tour de Bronx, logo onto www.tourdebronx.com