More than 4,000 registered riders took in panoramic waterfront views, crisp fall foliage and vibrant neighborhood scenes during the 29th annual Tour de Bronx bicycle race, co-sponsored by the Bronx Tourism Council in partnership with the Office of Bronx Borough President Vanessa L. Gibson and the Montefiore Einstein Office of Community Affairs.
Participants in the 40-, 25- and 10-mile event took advantage of refreshing “rest stops” serving fruit, water and other healthy hydration options. After a 9 a.m. start from 161st Street and Grand Concourse, the first group of riders crossed the finish line at the New York Botanical Garden at noon, cheered by Montefiore Einstein volunteers as they arrived. Cyclists were treated to restorative yoga classes and Montefiore Einstein-branded gym towels after the race.
The largest free cycling event in the state, the Tour de Bronx is a hallmark of autumn festivities and a source of local pride for the communities we serve. Our partnership in support of the race dates back more than a decade, and many Montefiore Einstein clinicians, staff, faculty and medical students are among the throngs of riders each year.
“The Tour de Bronx is a perfect example of free, fun, family-friendly physical activity that we encourage our community members to engage in. Montefiore Einstein was proud to support the ride again this year, and we congratulate Bronx Borough President Gibson and the Bronx Tourism Council for continuing this long-standing tradition in the Bronx,” said Yianna Justo, Director, Office of Community Affairs.
Congratulations to all who participated—as cyclists, volunteers and enthusiastic cheerleaders—to make the 2023 Tour de Bronx a truly fun-filled and memorable event.