Thousands of people gathered on this past sunny October Sunday with one goal in mind....finish the tour! I arrived at 161st St & Grand Concourse to an army of fixies, road bikes, speed bikes, decked out Puerto Rican club bikes, and even one unicycle. As the Bronx borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. noted, it was the 20th annual Tour de Bronx, a 25 or 40 mile route (ending at New York Botanical Gardens) mapped out of my gorgeous borough, with all its rivers, creeks, tagged up buildings and passionate people.
As an avid biker myself I took on the (25mi) challenge with several friends and although we all endured some crashes and popped inner tubes (I no doubtedly slept with a heating pad for my lower back last night) we all made it safe, tired, but me personally with a more solidified opinion that The Bronx is so underrated and so beautiful. Check out the video below of footage I shot throughout the day- maybe you'll want to join next year.... (Its also free by the way!)