26 Jun 20210 Comments
A beloved Westchester tradition since 1974, and funded by Westchester Parks Foundation and its partners since 2012, 6.5 miles of the Bronx River Parkway will be exclusively devoted to bicyclists, skaters, joggers and walkers from 10a.m. to 2p.m on the following dates: June 6, 13, 20, 27; July 11, 18, 25; August 8, 15, 22, 29; September 12, 19, 26; and October 3, 17, 24, 31
Seth Mandelbaum, Chairperson of Westchester Parks Foundation stated, “Bicycle Sundays is one of the most iconic events in Westchester, and we are thrilled to be able to offer this event for free to all residents from May through October. It not only promotes healthy lifestyles but also a much-needed mental health break to all during the pandemic. We are grateful to Con Edison and NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital for their generous support and commitment to parks and open space.”
The route runs from the Westchester County Center in White Plains, south to Scarsdale Road in Yonkers: a round-trip of 13.1 miles. There are many points of entry, exit, and parking along the way. The event is free to the public.
Westchester County Executive George Latimer said, “Getting outdoors and active has always been good for physical and mental health – and over the past year we have experienced this more than ever. In 2020, Bicycle Sundays offered residents a rare outlet as activities were limited and I am thrilled to continue this annual event in an extended capacity.”
Each year, more than 60,000 thousand cyclists, joggers, and others come out to enjoy the curves and wooded scenery that make the nation’s first parkway a national historic landmark. The path winds alongside the wooded Bronx River Reservation. For more information visit: https://www.thewpf.org/programs/bicycle-sundays/