2011-07-06 / Front Page

Astoria Civic Association Hosts Children’s Bike Race in Astoria Park

Hundreds turned out for one of the city’s oldest and longest running children’s bike races on May 22, organized by the Astoria Civic Association and Councilmember Peter F. Vallone Jr.
 Over 200 children, ages three to 11, competed in separate races along Astoria Park’s waterfront. The youngest group kicked off the race - some on tricycles, others with the help of training wheels, on Shore Boulevard between Ditmars Boulevard and Astoria Park South.
Vallone’s brother, Paul Vallone, announced this year’s winners, who were greeted at the finish line by former City Council Speaker Peter F. Vallone Sr.
A $5 registration fee allowed for each child to receive a tee shirt and medal.
 “It’s a great day of fun for the whole family at one of New York City’s most beautiful locations. I encourage all of our young cyclists to start training for next year,” Vallone said. Vallone is seen here announcing the start of the annual Astoria Civic Bike Race.

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