October 14, 2012- Tour de Bronx & City Island Lunch & Bronx Walk

18th Annual Tour de Bronx Sunday, October 14, 2012

New York's Largest Free Cycling Event Sponsored by Transportation Alternatives and The Bronx Borough President.

See Bronx historic districts, vibrant neighborhoods, beautiful waterfront and great greenways from the best possible vantage point -- your bicycle.

Pre-registration is required: Online at www.tourdebronx.org/register.

There are 2 main options for this ride:

The 25-Mile Ride: A leisurely ride that's great for every 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 ventures further to visit places like City Island and SUNY Maritime College. It is recommended for experienced cyclists who are comfortable riding in traffic (THERE IS NO SAFETY CELL ON THIS RIDE. Kids under 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian).

More information at www.tourdebronx.org  Online registration begins on 9/10/12.

We are meeting at NW corner of 161st St. and Grand Concourse in the Bronx, Joyce Kilmer Park The ride organizers provide free snacks and refreshment at rest stops. However, this meetup group will go on the 40-mile ride and should arrive at City Island between 12:30 and 1PM. We'll break for lunch.  After lunch, each person can decide to finish the 40-mile ride or take the subway home from Pelham Bay Park. Anyone who wants to come to City Island for lunch only can meet us on the island in front of Crab Shanty One Restaurant around 12:30PM.

Crab Shanty One Restaurant 361 City Island Ave. Bronx NY 10464 (718)[masked] See http://originalcrabshanty.com/ for menu. To get to City Island, by public transportation, take the #6 train north to Pelham Bay Park, which is the last stop. Transfer to City Bus BX 29 towards City Island, get off at the bus stop at Ditmars St., 4th stop after crossing City Island Bridge onto the island, and walk down 1 block.  The walk from subway station to City Island is only about 2 miles.

After lunch, we plan to walk from City Island across to the west side of Bronx and take the #1 train back to Manhattan.  This part of the walk is about 9 miles.


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  • tigre

    Several thousands participated in the bicycle part, 7 for lobster lunch and 4 for the 8.5-mile trans-Bronx walk. It was cloudy in the morning but was clear blue sky in the afternoon during the walk.

    October 15, 2012

  • Stanley

    Sorry guys I won't be able to make it tmr cause mom is very sick. Will join next time. Have fun:-)

    October 13, 2012

  • tigre

    Since no one here has indicated he/she is bicycling, then I'll meet you all at City Island in front of Crab Shanty One.

    October 8, 2012

  • tigre

    Everyone meet at City Island for lunch at 12:30. You can get to City Island by (a) joining the bike tour, or you can get there by (b) car or (c) taking the subway and bus or (d) taking the subway and walk to the island. After lunch you can continue with the bike tour, or join us in the walk across the Bronx.

    September 21, 2012

  • Eric

    Do we need to rent a bike or it is a just 40 miles walk?

    September 19, 2012

  • tigre

    The number lines 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 and the D line spread across the Bronx , so on the walk across the Bronx there are options to end the walk early and take a train back to Manhattan.

    September 7, 2012

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