Event - 7th Annual Tour de Queens Bike Ride

7th Annual Tour de Queens Bike Ride

07.06.14, 8:00 am

The Tour de Queens is a fun-filled, family-friendly 20 mile bike tour, held every year in early July. The route changes every year in an effort to highlight different neighborhoods of Queens.

This year's bike ride will start in iconic Flushing Meadows Corona Park, in the plaza between the Unisphere and the Queens Museum. The tour will be approximately 20 miles, and will visit the great northeastern Queens neighborhoods of Flushing, East Flushing, Murray Hill, Auburndale, Bayside, Bay Terrace, Beechurst and Whitestone. The reststop this year will be at Little Bay Park.

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How the Tour de Queens Works


8 am: Rider check-in and registration opens
9 am: Check-in and registration closes
9:30 am: Tour departs
12:30 pm: The Tour returns to Flushing Meadows Corona Park, in the same location as the start.

Check-in/start time is subject to change.

  • We ride rain or shine.
  • In accordance with New York State law, helmets are required for riders age 13 and under.

Registration for the Tour de Queens is now open!

Your registration fee helps to cover the cost of this one-of-a-kind tour:

  • $15 for Transportation Alternatives members
  • $20 for non-members

The entire tour is conducted in the classic Tour de Queens style. The tour will move en masse as a rolling parade escorted by the New York City Police Department. While there are no actual street closures, the NYPD and Transportation Alternatives’ volunteer safety marshals will block or “cork” traffic intersections to allow the Tour to roll through. There will be occasional stops while the NYPD and marshals secure intersections and gather riders.

The tour moves, on average, at a family-friendly pace of about 10 mph. Registration is limited to 1,250 participants.

Watch this great StreetsFilms.org video of past ride: