Streetfilms: Tour de Brooklyn 2009

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 than 24 hours.

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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 […]

StreetFilm: Queens Roller Racing

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From StreetFilms’ Elizabeth Press:  Have you ever wished you could explore the borough of Queens on a bike with a large group of people? Maybe you have heard of or ridden in the Tour de Brooklyn or the Tour de Bronx and thought it would make sense for Queens to have a ride of its […]

StreetFilms: Sadik-Khan Rides the Tour de Brooklyn

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  Tour de Brooklyn – 2007 A StreetFilm by Clarence Eckerson Jr.Running Time: 3 minutes 25 seconds The third annual Tour de Brooklyn was a special treat as New York City DOT Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan rode the entire event with over 2,000 enthusiastic cyclists. The new commissioner introduced herself to riders at the beginning of […]

Streetfilms: NYC Bike to Work Day, 2009

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Last year, bicycling in New York City shot up 35 percent. Take a look at the streets, and it’s easy to see why: Bike lanes, bike racks and other amenities are popping up everywhere. There are now 185,000 daily riders in the city. Today, NYCDOT Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan was one of them, leading a commuter […]

Streetfilms: Tour de Queens 2009

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On Sunday, Transportation Alternatives’ Second Annual Tour de Queens took riders on an 18-mile circuit through St. Albans, Kew Gardens, Hollis, and many other neighborhoods. Once again, the Queens Museum of Art in Flushing-Corona Park helped host the event, and museum president Tom Finkelpearl rode the entire route. There were many more riders this year, […]

Streetfilms: Tour de Brooklyn 2008

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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 […]