Streetfilms: Tour de Brooklyn 2008

Over 2,000 cyclists enjoyed a picture perfect Tour de Brooklyn on Saturday. Of course, Streetfilms’ Clarence Eckerson was in the thick of it:

This year’s event was moved a week early to coincide with the anniversary of the Brooklyn Bridge’s 125th birthday. Among the highlights of the jaunt was a ride thru the Evergreen Cemetery and a very rare visit behind the gates of the Brooklyn Navy Yard.

If you haven’t seen, we also have the 2006 & 2007 TdBk campaigns up on the site as well as monster coverage of many Bike Month events here and here. Happy Riding!

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