Yesterday’s Tour de Brooklyn bike ride was a fantastic success, with over 2,000 riders! This year’s route covered approximately 18 miles and went through many neighborhoods. It was really fun to ride through Bay Ridge and Dyker Heights with a view of New York Harbor, and I always enjoy riding with a huge crowd of cyclists on huge thoroughfares like Fourth Avenue and Fort Hamilton Parkway. There were lots of children being conveyed on every device from kiddie seats to tandem bikes to cargo carts. But what was really unprecedented about this year’s ride is that the recently-appointed Department of Transportation Commissioner, Janette Sadik-Khan, rode the entire route and provided more evidence that she is a strong supporter of bicycling as an important part of NYC’s transportation network (that’s her in the photo, with Noah Budnick from Transportation Alternatives). See it all here on Streetfilms, and don’t miss Tour de Brooklyn 2008!
photo courtesy of Streetfilms.