Astoria, Event, Long Island City, Recreation
Jun 05, 2013

6th Annual Tour de Queens Starts and Ends in Astoria Park

The 6th Annual Tour de Queens is happening on Sunday, July 7, from 7am-12:30pm and will last for 19 miles through the neighborhoods of Astoria, Long Island City, Ridgewood, Maspeth, Rego Park, Middle Village, Forest Hills, Corona, and East Elmhurst.

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Just today we learned that this year’s Tour de Queens has opened registration for the July 7 ride! It’s a terrific bike ride, taking you through select neighborhoods in the most excellent borough of Queens. And extra awesomeness is that they will start and end the right right here in Astoria, in Astoria Park (which is gorgeous in the summer). Beware, though – they’ve put a cap on participants, so register early if you plan to ride.

As far as the scheduling this year, it goes like this:

Timeline:
7am: Rider check-in and registration opens
8:30am: Check-in and registration closes
9am: Tour departs
12:30pm: The Tour returns to Astoria Park, in the same location as the start.
Check-in/start time is subject to change.

The ride is definitely family-friendly and goes on for about 19 miles. They change the route each year so that folks can get to know – at least a little bit – different neighborhoods in Queens. This year they’ll go though Astoria, Long Island City, Ridgewood, Maspeth, Rego Park, Middle Village, Forest Hills, Corona, and East Elmhurst.

If you’re interested, you can register here.

And here’s a look at the 2011 Tour:

About Meg Cotner

Meg Cotner was trained as a harpsichordist and now works as a freelance writer and editor. She is the author of "Food Lovers' Guide to Queens," and is a skilled and avid home cook, baker, and preserver.

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