StreetFilms: Tour de Bronx, in Pictures

 
StreetFilms’ Clarence Eckerson put down the heavy video equipment and brought along a still camera for this weekend’s Tour de Bronx.

Blessed by incredible weather, this year’s ride was kicked off by Bronx Borough President Adolfo Carrion (ahem) and DOT Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan, who Clarence says got "perhaps the biggest ovation I have ever heard for a public official."

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    When DOT Commish JSK was acknowledged during the opening ceremony the crowd absolutely roared its approval. It really was something. Clarence is right, it was probably the most enthusiastic and heartfelt ovation I’ve ever seen for a public servant.

    It was a beautiful day and a great ride. There must have been a good 2,000 New Yorkers out on their bicycles, including fathers with kids on the back of their bikes, hip-hop BMX riders, the Puerto Rican Bike Classics club, hipsters from Brooklyn, old ladies on reclining bikes, and everybody in between.

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