Bronx, NY– Bronx Borough President Gibson, the Bronx Tourism Council, Montefiore Einstein, Transportation Alternatives, and other sponsors gathered on 161st Street and the Grand Concourse to host the 28th Annual Tour de Bronx. After being significantly downsized due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the event returned to the Bronx with cyclists from across the borough and tristate area participating in the 25-mile ride.
“To host an event of this caliber, you need buy-in from community partners, and this year we have been blessed to receive tremendous support from sponsors eager to see the return of Tour de Bronx to our borough,” said Bronx Borough President Vanessa L. Gibson. “They understand the value of this annual cycling event to our residents and families and have given so much to help make this event possible. Thank you to all of our sponsors for their commitment and dedication to making this year`s Tour de Bronx a huge success!”
“We closed out Tour de Bronx 2022 with excellence, ”said Julius Drake, Coordinator of The Bronx Tourism Council. “Thank you to the Bronx Borough President`s Office and all of our incredible sponsors for their support of this year`s event.”
“Tour de Bronx is a signature sponsorship event for Montefiore Einstein on an annual basis,” said Melissa Cebollero, Office of Community Relations, Montefiore Einstein. “We are so proud to partner with the Bronx Borough President’s Office and the Bronx Tourism Council to bring Bronxites and regional New Yorkers the largest free cycling event in the state. Thank you to all who participated and enjoyed some good physical activity while viewing the county of the Bronx from a unique vantage point.”
“The Tour de Bronx continues to show us what’s possible when our city invests in our waterfronts, parks, and public spaces — and why bike riders deserve fully-protected bike lanes every other day of the year,” said Shawn Garcia, Bronx/Uptown Organizer at Transportation Alternatives. “We were glad to be back at the Tour de Bronx after a few years apart. Thank you to Borough President Gibson, the Bronx Tourism Council, and all of the volunteers for making Sunday’s ride a success.”
Tour de Bronx is an annual, free cycling event offering riders a 25-mile course through historic districts, beautiful waterfronts, and lush greenways featuring miles of bike paths while passing through neighborhoods rich in culture and diversity. The event began on 161st Street and the Grand Concourse with two rest stops at the Castle Hill YMCA and Pelham Bay Park. Bronx Borough President Gibson and Deputy Borough President Peguero joined hundreds of riders in completing the ride while sharing updates on social media as they made their way to the New York Botanical Garden.