Sunday morning drivers and pedestrians, be aware that there will be a stream of bicyclists — including children — riding in our area as part of the 11th annual Tour De Brooklyn.
The annual recreational bike tour will have 1,200 riders depart from Red Hook on a 20-mile tour through numerous Brooklyn neighborhood. Riders will be moving at a “family-friendly pace” and will be escorted by NYPD officers along one lane of two-or-more-lane thoroughfares.
In our neck of the woods, the route will travel on Rugby Road, between Caton and Newkirk Avenues; Caton Avenue between Coney Island Avenue and Rugby Road; and Rogers Avenue between Newkirk and Maple Street.
The route will also be cutting through:
- Park Slope: eastward on 9th Street between Red Hook and Prospect Park West; the traffic circle onto Coney Island Avenue up until Caton Avenue
- Prospect Lefferts and Crown Heights: Maple Street between Rogers and Utica Avenues; President Street between Rochester and Rogers Avenues; Rogers Avenue up to Flatbush Avenue where it becomes Bedford Avenue
- DUMBO and Brooklyn Heights: Old Fulton Street, Furman Street, and Montague Street
If you are planning on riding in this year’s Tour de Brooklyn (for which the registration has already passed and there’s no day-of sign-ups), send us your photos from the event! Email us at email@example.com, and we’ll post them to the blog.