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!

  • Qcyclist

    Kind of amazing they couldn’t get a single pol to show up for a crowd this big during silly season.

  • This ride needs to allow more riders. The demand certainly is there.

  • Eddie

    St. Albans rocks! I just felt a tidal wave of love and good vibes coming from that neighborhood, especially when the churches let out. People were yelling “We love you!” as we rode by and waving their hands, hundreds of bicycle bells ringing in response. I will always cherish that memory. Thank you St Albans it was a moment I’ll never forget. Spontaneous outpourings like that just restore your faith in humanity.

    Forest Hills on the other hand…

  • Great Video and best Tour de Queens ever!

  • Tim

    Thank you for that great ride!!

    I also have to mention that the police did an awesome job that time – a lot better than at the tour de brooklyn. Thanks for that!



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Streetfilms: Tour de Brooklyn 2009

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