The Tour de Flushing Was a Great Success & We Have Pictures to Prove It

Thank you to everyone that came out to the first ever Tour de Flushing.  We had around 150 cyclists, far more then we ever expected would come out for our friendly little neighborhood bike ride.

The route was a little less than 20 miles including a wide variety of path conditions (while out on the ride we decided to skip Fort Totten Park).

ByJoby20229169_986117588197419_5786911888408846450_n

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/21195160

Everyone met at the Unisphere, which was the first time we saw how many people were excited to ride their bikes through Eastern Queens.  Before starting the tour, we rode “around the world” once to signify the diversity of our community and of our riders.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

New York 1 came by and made a great video explaining why a ride like this was important to our community.

The ride snaked its way through many of our Queens neighborhoods where we talked about local history and our advocacy to help make the area safer, as the Queens Tribune and QNS described .

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

The Tour de Flushing ended at the Queens Quaker Meeting House.  About half of our riders decided to not to come to the Meeting House, usually because they wanted to try the food of one of the many neighborhoods we passed through.  But we appreciate everyone who came out to any part of the ride, no matter how long or short.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

If you’d like to stay in touch with us for future events, please follow us on facebook and twitter or follow us via email by typing it into the form on this page.

If you’d like to see better infrastructure in this neighborhood, please consider helping our advocacy work by signing these petitions for some of our active campaigns:

Motor Parkway East will connect the Vanderbilt Motor Parkway trail in Queens with the 14-mile Motor Parkway Trail being built in Nassau.

Rebuild Utopia Parkway As a Complete Street so that it is safer for everyone who uses the street: pedestrians, drivers, cyclists, and bus riders.

The Kissena Walk will build a trail in the parks that would connect Bayside and Flushing Meadows / Corona Park. This would allow families and kids to avoid busy streets like Main Street, College Point Boulevard, and Booth Memorial Avenue.

You can also come down to one of our monthly meetings where we can help you advocate for safety improvements you feel the neighborhood needs.

We hope to see you again real soon.

One thought on “The Tour de Flushing Was a Great Success & We Have Pictures to Prove It

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s