3rd Annual Tour de Brooklyn
Sunday June 3rd, 2007
Check-in: 8 am
Line-up: 9 am
Ride: 9:30 am
We ride rain or shine!
Join hundreds of friends and neighbors for the 3rd Annual Tour de Brooklyn. This year’s tour gets underway at Grand Army Plaza, a National Historic Landmark at Prospect Park. This year’s 18 mile tour will feature Brooklyn’s southern neighborhoods along the waterfront like Sunset, Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights and Bensonhurst and loops towards the heart of Brooklyn, Kensington and Prospect Park South to end at the Carousel.
If this is your first time to Brooklyn by bike don’t worry you can join our feeder ride, leaving from Cadman Plaza near Brooklyn Bridge. Ride will depart promptly at 7:45 am, arriving at Prospect Park 8:05 am. Safety Marshals will be provided to guide you to the GAP. See “Getting There” for more details.
This is a family friendly ride at a leisurely pace, escorted by the police and safety marshals. There will be one rest stop along the way where you can take a break, stretch your legs and snack on some food that was made possible by our wonderful sponsors.
Subway: Take the 2 or 3 train to Grand Army Plaza and walk or ride southeast towards the main entrance of Prospect Park. You can also take Q to 7th Avenue and walk or ride South on Flatbush Avenue towards the main entrance of Prospect Park.
By Bike: Download a copy of the NYC Cycling Map or call 311 to request a hard copy.
Brooklyn Bridge/Cadman Plaza:
Meet at the corner of Tillary and Cadman Plaza West. Look for safety marshals in orange vests. Ride will depart promptly at 7:45 am to Prospect Park.
What You’ll See
* Park Slope
* Greenwood Cemetery
* Sunset Park- the highest elevation in Brooklyn
* Bay Ridge- waterfront views of Upper New York Bay through Shore Drive
* Verrazano-Narrows Bridge
* Dyker Beach Park
* Bensonhurst Park
* Drier Offerman Park
* Prospect Park South
* Carousel at Prospect Park
Official Website: http://tourdebrooklyn.org
Added by Whistling in the Dark on May 4, 2007