The 8th Annual Tour de Brooklyn is Sunday, June 3. The tour is 21.5 miles long and begins and ends in Commodore Barry Park at 266 Nassau Street in Fort Greene.
Riders make their way through a variety of Brooklyn neighborhoods including Fort Greene, Park Slope, Sunset Park, Bay Ridge, Bensonhurst, Midwood, Kensington and Prospect Heights.
The rest stop will be located at Dyker Beach Park at 86th Street.
The ride has not been without some bumps in the road. Initially, the plan was to have two waves of riders starting at different times. However, due to “unforeseen events (i.e. permitting headaches in the City’s bureaucracy),” the waves had to be combined, so the groups will be riding together.
The group will be escorted by the New York City Police Department because there will be no street closures. Instead NYPD and Transportation Alternatives’ safety marshals will block or “cork” traffic intersections to allow the Tour to roll through.Drivers and pedestrians, be on the lookout for bikes en masse. Once we get a copy of the route, we’ll post it.