21st annual ‘Tour De Bronx’ launched by Diaz

Natasha Guzman (l) and Joann Richards (right) of DOT’s Vision Zero present helmets to (l-r) Chelsea Phillips, Denise Modesto and Stephanie Phillips.
Photo by Laura Stone

On Sunday, October 25, Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr., in collaboration with the Bronx Tourism Council, Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation, Montefiore Medical Center, St. Barnabas Hospital and Bronx Lebanon Medical Center, hosted the 21st annual ‘Tour De Bronx’. The event, which is the state’s largest free bicycling event, attracted over 7,000 cyclists from the tri-state area and beyond, who took part in either a 25-mile or 40-mile route that extended to Westchester County. Prior to the ride, NYC Department of Transportation distributed free bike helmets to cyclists. Following the ride, cyclists were invited to the festival portion of the event at the New York Botantical Garden, which featured live entertainment and refreshments.

(Top) Over 7,000 cyclists took part in ‘Tour De Bronx’, which began with cyclists gathering outside of the Bronx County Courthouse in preparation for either a 25-mile or 40-mile route.

(Insert) (l-r) Bronx Lebanon Hospital staff Scott Amrheim, Eric Simon, Victor Orrioila, Octavio Marin, Octavio Marin, Sr., Dr. Martin Mayers, Ryan Porter and Lydell Morlese participated in ‘Tour De Bronx’.

(Top right insert) Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr. (right) with Mark Messier, former New York Rangers captain, and Olga Luz Tirado, executive director of the Bronx Tourism Council before the bike ride.Photo by Laura Stone

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