On Saturday, November 07, 2020, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr., in conjunction with The Bronx Tourism Council, the Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation, Transportation Alternatives, and Ride with GPS app hosted a bike ride to end the Tour de Bronx 2020 season.
Members from the RWB Bronx Chapter joined Borough President Diaz, Jr. to take part in the “Bronx Riviera” route, using the Ride with GPS app, to visit the neighborhoods, parks, greenways, and waterfronts of the borough seen during the Tour de Bronx event.
Originally slated to take place in late October, The Tour de Bronx — largest free bicycle event in the state — was cancelled due to the gathering restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. In its place, the Bronx Borough President’s office and The Bronx Tourism Council partnered with Ride with GPS app to create virtual cycling routes where cyclists ride one of the three paths — “Bronx Riviera,” “Boogie Up The Bronx Jr.” and “8 Wonders of the Bronx.”
The Tour de Bronx 2020 routes were sponsored by Montefiore Medical Center, the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Target, Zipcar, Citi Bike, BronxCare Health System, SBH Health System, Transportation Alternatives and Patricia Lynch Associates, and will ran on the Ride with GPS app from October 10 to November 08, 2020. Borough President Diaz, Jr. and The Bronx Tourism Council launched the revamped Tour de Bronx on Saturday, October 10, 2020, riding with borough residents along the “Boogie Up The Bronx, Jr.” route.
Established in 1994 by the office of the Bronx Borough President and The Bronx Tourism Council, the Tour de Bronx is a unique way to tour the Bronx’s burgeoning neighborhoods, scenic waterfronts and greenways that the Bronx has to offer as well provide platform that promotes a healthier lifestyle in the borough while also emphasizing an alternate modes of transportation.
The Tour De Bronx event has grown exponentially since its inception, with the 2014 edition of the Tour de Bronx having seen a record-breaking 7,500+ participants gather on the Grand Concourse.