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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Tonight: Streetfilms on the Big Screen at the Brooklyn Museum

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Streetfilms: Tour de Brooklyn 2009

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Thousands of riders turned out for Sunday’s 5th Annual Tour de Brooklyn, sponsored by Transportation Alternatives. Elizabeth Press caught the action for Streetfilms, filming cyclists along the 23-mile route, which started and ended in Coney Island. According to TA, more than 2,000 participated in this year’s ride, with all online registration slots reserved in less […]

Register for the Tour de Brooklyn

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Tour de Brooklyn (2006)A StreetFilm by Clarence Eckerson Jr.Running Time: 4 minutes 5 seconds With this weekend’s Bike New York already sold out, don’t forget to sign up early for one of New York City’s best rides: Transportation Alternatives’ Tour de Brooklyn. Registration is free.  This year the family-friendly ride begins at Grand Army Plaza […]

Tour de Brooklyn: City is Considering Car-Free Central Park Trial

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New York City Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan enjoys a lighter moment with Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz as Noah Budnick of Transportation Alternatives welcomes cyclists to the 2007 Tour de Brooklyn. The third annual Tour de Brooklyn bike ride rolled through the borough Sunday with sunny skies, temperatures in the low 70s and a light breeze along a […]

Summer Streets

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I’m planning on stopping by Williamsburg Walks this weekend. Next weekend I’ll be rolling over the Brooklyn Bridge with the whole family (on my new bakfiets, the Cadillac Escalade of bicycles) to participate in the big Summer Streets event in Manhattan. Clarence over at Streetfilms put together this 30-second promo video that will be airing […]