Thousands ride through Bronx in annual event

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THE BRONX -

Over 7,000 bicyclists came to ride at the 23rd annual Tour de Bronx Sunday.

The 40-mile route passed by scenic waterfronts and landmarks like Fort Schuyler on the Throngs Neck Peninsula. A 25-mile route was also offered for those who wanted a shorter ride.

Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. says the Tour de Bronx is a major step toward the borough’s campaign for a healthier city.

The cycling event is also used to show people alternative modes of transportation and the borough itself.

A tent was also set up on route to give people free bicycle helmets and to educate the community on the importance of community safety.

Click here for more on the Tour de Bronx.

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