2010 Bronx River Parkway Bicycle Sundays
Today was the first of 11 Sundays during this spring, summer, and fall when Westchester County officials close the Bronx River Parkway to cars and open it up to joggers, bicyclists, inline skaters, and walkers. The scenic 13.1-mile round-trip stretch of open roadway runs from Westchester County Center in White Plains to Scarsdale Road in Yonkers. You can hop on at these points or at a number of points in between. I’m planning on heading to the May 16 event. Hope to see you there. Dates, times, and all the other info you need is below. Be sure to read the rules. Enjoy!
May 2, 9, 16, 23
June 6, 13, 20, 27
September 12, 19, 26
10 am to 2 pm
Rules You Need to Know
1. No motorized vehicles.
2. No skateboards.
3. No dogs.
4. Sorry, but you have to obey the posted speed limits–no biking over 40 mph.
5. All headsets are prohibited; this includes but is not limited to music devices and hands-free cell phones.
6. Walkers, joggers, and slower-wheeled traffic must use right lane; faster-wheeled traffic must use left lane.
7. Helmets are required by New York State law for children under 14 years of age, including those riding in bike trailers, and are recommended for all wheeled participants.
8. New York State law prohibits children under age one from riding on bicycles or in a separate seat.
9. Children riding in strollers must be strapped in at all times.
10. Children under age 10 must be accompanied by an adult.
11. All participants must be off the parkway by 1:50 p.m.
–Laura DeLallo, Founder, Living Fit
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