Photo Slideshow by Adi Talwar
Some 5,000 people (a record crowd, according to the borough president's office) tackled the 15th annual running (wheeling?) of the Tour de Bronx yesterday. The ride was dedicated to superstar Bronx health advocate and biking enthusiast Megan Charlop, who was killed in a biking accident earlier this year.
Riders received free shirts from organizers and helmets from the DOT. The ride began at 161st Street and the Grand Concourse and stretched into the east Bronx via the southern coast of the borough. It ended with music, refreshments and some words from Charlop's family at the Botanical Garden.
“Tour de Bronx gives us the chance to show to thousands of people that the Bronx is filled with beautiful places to visit. Riding a bike around our borough is the healthiest way to see exactly what The Bronx has to offer,” said Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. who rode in the event for the first time. “I want to thank the many visitors who participated on our tour and to keep the invitation open for them to continue experiencing our wonderful borough.”
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