2011-07-13 / Front Page

Annual Tour De Queens

Participants of the Fourth Annual Tour de Queens assembled in Flushing-Meadows Corona Park.Participants of the Fourth Annual Tour de Queens assembled in Flushing-Meadows Corona Park.A record number of people biked through Eastern and Southern Queens on July 10 as part of the Fourth Annual Tour de Queens. Around 2,000 bicyclists were joined by New York Mets mascot Mr. Met, state Senator Michael Gianaris (D-Astoria) and Deputy Mayor Howard Wolfson for the event.

“Bicycling is truly a fiveborough phenomenon,” Executive Director of Transportation Alternatives Paul Steely White said. “Thousands of people proved that in Queens yesterday as they rolled through 20 miles of New York’s largest borough for the fourth year in a row.”

The riders visited the neighborhoods of Corona, Forest Hills, Glendale, Ridgewood, Maspeth, Sunnyside, Woodside and Jackson Heights with a rest stop in Forest Park.

“There are a record number of people participating in this amazing event, which is sending the message that biking is good all around. It’s healthier, it’s better for the environment, it’s better for the community,” Gianaris said. “It was terrific to see so many families and individuals yesterday participating and sending that wonderful message.”

The event was sponsored by LaGuardia Community College, Brooklyn Brewery, the Mets, RCN, Worksman Cycles, Spokesman Cycles, Clif Bar and the Queens Museum of Art. 

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