Tour de Bronx is a bicycling event established in 1994 by the office of the Bronx Borough President and The Bronx Tourism Council as a means to promote a healthier lifestyle, an alternate mode of transportation and a way to tour the burgeoning neighborhoods, scenic waterfronts and greenways of the borough. Participants choose from one of two rides. The 25-mile route takes riders through the south, east and mid portion of the borough including the Mott Haven district, Clason Point along the East River, and the largest park in New York City: Pelham Bay Park boasting nearly 3,000 acres of natural forest. The 40-mile route includes a visit to the historic Fort Schuyler on the Throggs Neck peninsula, the nautical community of City Island and the northern portions of the borough like Woodlawn and Riverdale. Both rides conclude at the iconic New York Botanical Garden where riders receive a complimentary souvenir T-shirt and enjoy a live musical performance as they relax from the day’s festivities. Throughout the years, the event has grown exponentially and is regarded as the largest free cycling event in New York State. In 2017 the Tour de Bronx saw a record-breaking nearly 10,000+ participants from all over the country as well as a few who come from abroad.
When booking a bicycle with Unlimited Biking for the Tour De Bronx , riders will pick up their bikes at the start line at Grand Concourse and then drop-off with our on-site team at the Finish at New York Botanical Garden . No need to haul your rental to/from the ride!
All of the bicycles we offer are brand new Cannondales in a range of options to best suit your needs. We offer the Cannondale Kids Bike with either a 20" or the 24" wheel, the Cannondale Adventure 3 Ladies Bike, the Cannondale Quick 6 Men's Bike, and the Cannondale CAAD8 Road Bike for those looking for a high-performance option.
As you may know, participation in Tour De Bronx requires that everyone must wear a helmet for the duration of the ride. For your convenience, every one of our rentals comes with a Cannondale helmet at no additional charge.
For your convenience, we also offer pedal installment if you would like your own installed, and adjustments on all of our rentals when you pick-up your bike from our knowledgeable team. Pick-up at Start locations also allows riders ample space to test out the bikes and have adjustments made for the best fit possible.