2018-05-23 / Front Page

Everyone's A Winner

Youngsters Go For The Gold!


We are the champions! Two youngsters hold their trophies after competing in the 38th Annual Astoria Civic Association Bicycle Race. 
Photo Jason D. Antos We are the champions! Two youngsters hold their trophies after competing in the 38th Annual Astoria Civic Association Bicycle Race. Photo Jason D. Antos An annual tradition anticipated by bike-riding youngsters everywhere, the Annual Astoria Civic Association Bicycle Race, was held in Astoria Park.

The 38th annual event on May 20 drew almost 100 kids and parents to Shore Boulevard in Astoria Park to compete.

All youngsters participated in separate races along the waterfront. The young bicyclists, cheered on by their parents, family and friends, raced for prizes, trophies and awards.

In attendance at the race were local civic leaders and elected officials, including former City Council Speaker Peter Vallone Sr., Assembly Member Aravella Simotas and NYS Senator Michael Gianaris. Other very committed individuals who give their time and energy to the annual springtime race include Paul Halvatzis, George and Linda Perno and Astoria Civic Association President Tony Meloni.


The supporters of the 38th Annual Astoria Civic Association Bicycle Race including Judge Peter Vallone, Jr., Astoria Civic Association President Tony Meloni, Jerry Kril , Linda Perno, Patricia Babor, Ann Bruno, Loren Amor, George Perno, John Pelliteri, former City Council Speaker Peter Vallone, Sr., Brenda Andrle and Paul Halvatzis. 
Photos Jason D. Antos The supporters of the 38th Annual Astoria Civic Association Bicycle Race including Judge Peter Vallone, Jr., Astoria Civic Association President Tony Meloni, Jerry Kril , Linda Perno, Patricia Babor, Ann Bruno, Loren Amor, George Perno, John Pelliteri, former City Council Speaker Peter Vallone, Sr., Brenda Andrle and Paul Halvatzis. Photos Jason D. Antos “This was an amazing turnout and all the kids and their families had a great time,” said Judge Peter Vallone, Jr.

—Jason D. Antos



Judge Peter Vallone, Jr. and Astoria Civic Association President Tony Meloni with a youngster after winning a medal at the annual Astoria Civic Association Bicycle Race. Judge Peter Vallone, Jr. and Astoria Civic Association President Tony Meloni with a youngster after winning a medal at the annual Astoria Civic Association Bicycle Race.

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