Don't have a bike for the event? No problem! Unlimited Biking is the official bike rental partner of the Tour de Bronx bike ride. Rent a Cannondale Bike or Specialized with Unlimited Biking! All bikes will be brought to the start location and picked up at the end location for convenience. Helmets are provided with all rentals.
In partnership with the Office of Bronx Borough President Vanessa L. Gibson, we are happy to host the largest FREE cycling event in New York State! Tour de Bronx will attract over 4000 riders from across the city and beyond. Tour de Bronx will now include a 10-mile family friendly route, a 25-mile route, and we are bringing back the epic 40 mile route! All routes will start at 161st Street and Grand Concourse and culminate at the breathtaking New York Botanical Gardens. Our registered riders will pass through the South Bronx, Wakefield, Riverdale, Orchard Beach, waterfront parks and much more! Our riders will see why we call the Bronx a global destination!
If you're interested in sponsorship or partnership opportunities, please reach out to Julius Drake at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 347-539-2433.
To Build A Community, It Takes A Community!
The Bronx Tourism Council is proud to partner with The Bronx Community Foundation! The synergy between the Bronx Community Foundation and Bronx Tourism Council are aligned, in that we both want to support a narrative change for the borough and see the Bronx Become a Global Destination. Together we are committed to proactively getting the Bronx moving towards healthy habits in a fun and engaging way. Through the suggested donation of $20.23, our hope is to yield great results to not only raise money for the largest Free cycling event in NYC, but to build a culture of philanthropy and giving across the borough and beyond. The Bronx Community Foundation has five pillars they focus on through grant-making, strategic programming, and convening––health is one of them. Proceeds from your contribution will support Health-focused organizations and initiatives in the Bronx. We appreciate your partnership in ensuring we make health a priority in the Bronx.
Castle Hill YMCA - all riders (11a-2p)
Pelham Bay Park - 25 milers only (11:30a-2:30p)
Orchard Beach - 40 milers only (11:30a-2:30p)
Northeast Bronx YMCA - 40 milers only (12p-3p)
Woodlawn Cemetery - 40 milers ride-through onlyRoberto Clemente State Park - 40 milers only (12:30p-3:30p)
NY Botanical Garden - terminus (1p-5p)
1520 Sedgwick Avenue (new)
Roberto Clemente State Park (new)
Lloyds Carrot Cake (new)
“You have to get them to taste it. Once they taste it we’re in.” That was believed to be the key strategy to the success of Lloyd’s Carrot Cake, according to the late owner and founder Lloyd Adams. For over 30 years, the quaint but very well-known bakery has supplied the most delicious baked goods made from scratch, to numerous patrons and businesses in the tri-state area and beyond.
Roberto Clemente State Park is a 25-acre waterfront park located along the Harlem River in the Bronx. The park offers a variety of recreational and cultural activities year-round for youth, adults, senior citizens and the physically challenged. The facilities include a multi-purpose recreation building, an Olympic-size pool complex, ball fields, basketball courts, picnic areas, playgrounds and a waterfront promenade.
The park opened in 1973 as the Harlem River Park and was renamed after Clemente, the first Latino-American inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Located in South Central Bronx, the Castle Hill YMCA is the only New York City YMCA to offer an outdoor pool, as well as state-of-the-art exercise equipment, an indoor pool, child care while you work out, and a community committed to helping you achieve your goals.
The Northeast Bronx YMCA is open! A dream of 30 years in the making became a reality when we opened our doors to the Bronx community. Our branch was developed in partnership with the neighborhood and in response to the critical need for community centers and the wide array of social, educational, cultural, and health programs and services that the Y provides to people of all ages.
More than three times the size of Manhattan's Central Park, Pelham Bay Park is the City's largest park property. Visitors to the park enjoy miles of bridle paths and hiking trails, Orchard Beach, the Bartow-Pell Mansion, two golf courses, and a breathtaking 13-mile saltwater shoreline that hugs Long Island Sound. Athletes frequent its numerous fields and courts while children frolic in its playgrounds. Pelham Bay Park also has a wide and diverse range of plant and animal life and features prime locations to view one of nature's most skillful hunters, the osprey.
Orchard Beach, Bronx's sole public beach, was proclaimed "The Riviera of New York" when it was created in the 1930s. The 115-acre, 1.1-mile-long beach contains a hexagonal-block promenade, a central pavilion, snack bars, food and souvenir carts, two playgrounds, two picnic areas, a large parking lot, and 26 courts for basketball, volleyball, and handball. Changing areas and showers are available.
We call it “The Bronx Riviera”
Established in 1863, Woodlawn is an active, 400-acre non-sectarian cemetery — an oasis in an urban setting. More than 310,000 individuals are interred on its grounds and it attracts over 100,000 visitors from around the world each year.
Recognized as one of America’s most historically significant properties, Woodlawn was designated a National Historic Landmark in 2011, joining a rarified roster of 2,500 sites nationwide. Described by the National Parks Service as “a popular final resting place for the famous and powerful,” the cemetery is distinguished by memorials that “represent the largest and finest collection of funerary art in the country.”
Located in the heart of The Bronx just under the Major Deegan Expressway at Exit 4/5, Bronx Terminal Market is a vibrant mix of modern architecture, diverse shopping, and colorful history.
Located just across the street from Yankee Stadium, Bronx Terminal Market dates back to 1935. Visit the corner of East 149th Street and River Avenue and you’ll see the same flagship building, with the famous relief lettering, that’s been a Bronx landmark for generations.
Stroll along River Avenue and you’ll also see many of the classic architectural details that were saved from the old buildings of the earlier market. You might say Bronx Terminal Market has a long history of great shopping…
Hunts Point, The Bronx is an industrial neighborhood on the East River waterfront that hosts one of the world’s largest food distribution complexes. It runs 24/7. The peninsula is formed by the Bronx River.
The neighborhood includes the New York City Terminal Market of fresh fruits and vegetables, the Hunts Point Cooperative Market (1962) of meat and poultry, and the New Fulton Fish Market. It is all supported by the Oak Point rail yard and the Bruckner Expressway (278).
Hunts Point is Home Barretto Point Park which is home to the only fresh water floating pool in NYC, Hunts Point Landing, Hunts Point Riversed park. Organizations such as The Point and Rocking the Boat. And businesses locally owned and operated businesses such as The Boogie Down Grind Café (the only hip hop café). Hunts Point will also be the home to one of the 4 Metro North Stations coming to the Bronx.
David Dunlap, writing for The New York Times on May 8, 1982, described Longwood as “a community born in the 19th century and composed of homeowners, of acquaintances who know every face on the block, of people who have lived in one house for 30 or 40 years.” Longwood has little in common with the prevailing image of the South Bronx. It was originally incorporated as the township of Morrisania in 1788. In 1790, landowner Lewis Morris offered his land for the site of the United States federal capital. Morris was not taken up on his offer and in 1874 the area was eventually annexed to the Bronx.
Longwood contains some of the best examples of the turn-of-the-20th-century architecture that transformed the Bronx into an urban extension of Manhattan. The houses were designed primarily by Warren C. Dickerson, an architect noted for the beauty and utility of his residences. “Most all of the two- or three-family houses in Longwood come in pairs – bay-front twins joined by their roofs, many of which are capped by cone-shaped peaks,” Dunlap said. “Different pairs have their own nuances, but the ensemble is unusually and pleasantly harmonious.” Often credited with revitalizing New York City’s faith in the South Bronx, Longwood has been called “the oasis” by longtime resident Thom Bess.
Mott Haven has three designated Historic Districts: Mott Haven, Mott Haven East and the Bertine Block, all of which boast beautiful and intact rowhouses, as well as houses of worship. The revival of communities like Mott Haven, in the southwest corner of the borough, over the past decade has signaled past may be prologue, and that the future of the Bronx could be just as bright as it seemed in the first decades of the 20th Century. The nook's rebirth actually goes back decades, but has steadily accelerated since 2013.
Mott Haven's vibrant neighborhood, which is just steps away from locally owned restaurants, such as Beatstro (a hip hop & meet speakeasy themed restaurant) , Chocolate Cortez, Maisonnetta, Bricks and Hop and more. Get your Bronx swagger at the Bronx Native Shop and for all you who love to read, make sure you visit Lit Bar. So much to explore. You’ll truly want to come back!
Wakefield is a vibrant neighborhood located in the northern part of the Bronx, New York City. It is named after the Wakefield family, who were early settlers in the area. The neighborhood is primarily residential, characterized by tree-lined streets and a mix of single-family homes, apartment buildings, and multi-family houses. Wakefield has a strong sense of community, and residents enjoy a suburban-like atmosphere within the bustling city. The neighborhood is known for its rich history and cultural diversity, with a mix of different ethnicities and Caribbean culture.
The neighborhood of Wakefield in The Bronx has been home to several notable individuals who have left their mark on various fields. One famous resident is hip-hop legend Doug E. Fresh, who grew up in Wakefield and became known for his beatboxing skills and influential contributions to the genre. Another notable figure is actress and singer Kerry Washington, known for her roles in films like "Django Unchained" and the hit television series "Scandal." Wakefield is also the birthplace of award-winning actor and comedian Tracy Morgan, recognized for his performances on "Saturday Night Live" and the television show "30 Rock." Additionally, renowned jazz musician Roy Haynes, who has played alongside greats like Charlie Parker and Thelonious Monk, also hails from Wakefield. These talented individuals showcase the neighborhood's rich cultural heritage and the significant contributions made by its residents in the world of arts and entertainment
Established in 1891, The New York Botanical Garden is located on a 250-acre (100 ha) site that contains a landscape with over one million living plants; the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, a greenhouse containing several habitats; and the LuEsther T. Mertz Library, which contains one of the world's largest collections of botany-related texts. As of 2016, over a million people visit the New York Botanical Garden annually.
NYBG is also a major educational institution, teaching visitors about plant science, ecology, and healthful eating through NYBG's interactive programming. Nearly 90,000 of the annual visitors are children from underserved neighboring communities. An additional 3,000 are teachers from New York City's public school system participating in professional development programs that train them to teach science courses at all grade levels. NYBG operates one of the world's largest plant research and conservation programs.
NYBG was established in 1891 and the first structures on the grounds opened at the end of that decade. Since 1967, the garden has been listed as a National Historic Landmark, and several buildings have been designated as official New York City landmarks.