Westchester County Cycling Sundays will be back in 2022. See dates
In anticipation of sunnier days to come, the Westchester Parks Foundation has announced the return of Cycling Sundays.
The program, which has taken place every year for nearly 50 years, closes a section of the Bronx River Parkway, between Yonkers and White Plains, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for cyclists and other recreational activities.
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“It’s a really unique, local way for people to stay fit and enjoy the outdoors,” said Christine LaPorta, deputy executive director of the Westchester Parks Foundation. “We hear from the family that as kids they learned to ride bikes in the 70s, and they brought their kids back to learn. It’s something that has become a family tradition for them. ”
The dates for this year are May 1, 8, 15, 22; June 5, 12, 19, 26; and September 11, 18 and 25. This year there will also be a Bike Sunday on October 2, the first time the program continues in October.
“People are always asking us for more cycling Sundays, and they’re asking for July and August, but it’s too hot,” LaPorta said. “But we’re excited to extend this unique experience so people are out there on their bikes, jogging or rollerblading on a road we’re used to driving on.”
Back for 2022, Family Fun Days for Bike Sundays. The first, sponsored by the Westchester Parks Foundation, will take place on May 1 at the northbound gas station with water and snacks. Other family fun days will be organized throughout the season.
“It just brings a fun atmosphere and celebration to the event,” LaPorta said. “Usually people bring their bikes and go home. It brings a little more fun.”
Parking for Cycle Sundays is available at the Westchester County Center lots. The Westchester Parks Foundation will be posting bike safety tips on its Instagram, instagram.com/thewpf. To learn more about Bike Sundays, visit thewpf.org/bicycle-sundays.
In other bike news, the Bronx River Pathway, which stretches from Kensico Dam in Valhalla to Mount Vernon, has been fully connected after completing the missing piece from Scarsdale to Hartsdale. In Pleasantville, updates have been made to the Graham Hills Park mountain bike trail, including a new skills course.
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