Monday, May 5, 2008

30,000 Bikers Cross 5 Boroughs on Beautiful Sunday Ride

video

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.

2 comments:

Zach said...

I heard about a big bike accident on the queensboro bridge--any info on that?

mcbrooklyn said...

From the Daily News: "A 62-year-old cyclist went into cardiac arrest while participating in the Five Boro Bike Tour Sunday but was stabilized by a fellow rider and FDNY rescuers who treated 44 patients during the event, officials said..."
Paste back together:
http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/
2008/05/05/2008-05-05_stricken_five_
boro_tour_biker_owes_his_l.html