The weather was fabulous yesterday for the Five Boro Bike Tour: 42 miles, and 30,000 riders kept on coming -- and coming -- onto Old Fulton and Furman Streets, along the Brooklyn waterfront (the site of the future Brooklyn Bridge Park), then onto the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge to Staten Island.
It was an awesome sight -- the bikes flowed by in a steady stream for hours. The video (top) was taken along Old Fulton, as the riders passed Grimaldi's Pizza. The first photo was taken after the turn onto Furman Street. The bottom shows the riders under the BQE and the Brooklyn Heights Promenade. To the left is the place where the Floating Pool Lady was docked last summer. This route will someday be lined with the rolling hills of Brooklyn Bridge Park.