Streetfilms: Tour de Queens 2009

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, probably due not only to this year’s beautiful weather but the fact that last year’s high temp was 96!

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