Riding a bicycle in this city is no easy feat: You’ve got cabs inches away, car doors swinging open, and road surfaces that will shake loose a filling. We can’t do much about the potholes, but at least, for 18 fun miles, the traffic has been taken care of. Enjoy your Memorial Day by riding the 4th Annual Tour de Brooklyn. The course (which changes every year to explore different parts of Brooklyn) will pass through Brooklyn’s waterfronts, the Atlantic Yards, and Eastern Parkway, make a short stop at Maria Hernandez Park, then swing through East Williamsburg and the Navy Yards before ending at Walt Whitman Park. Don’t forget to bring your helmet.
Sun., May 25, 8 a.m., 2008
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on May 20, 2008