Thursday, May 31, 2007

It's Bikers vs. Vehicles in Tour de Brooklyn 'Feeder Ride'

Bikers Laugh in the Face of 'Tillary Street Bike Lane of Death'

Downtown Brooklyn bikers are prepared to fend off motorized vehicles at the start of the "Feeder Ride" to this Sunday's Tour de Brooklyn.

Though this year’s 18-mile tour gets underway at the majestic Grand Army Plaza in Park Slope, the Downtown/Brooklyn Heights feeder ride leaves from Cadman Plaza near the Brooklyn Bridge, along the infamous "Tillary Street Bike Lane of Death." The lane -- long a favorite with cars, trucks and the B25 bus -- has been called "an accident waiting to happen."

But Tour de Brooklyn bikers are ready: Safety marshals will be stationed with the Tillary Street riders, and will escort the bicyclists all the way to Grand Army Plaza.

So there! Delivery trucks, SUVs and taxi cabs -- bikers laugh at you! (As long as our safety marshals are with us...)

Previous posts about the Tillary Street Bike Lane of Death!

Photo by MK Metz

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