April showers bring May flowers. And the return of Bicycle Sundays to Westchester.
The Westchester Parks Foundation and Westchester County Parks announced that Bicycle Sundays will begin on Sunday, May 5, when a stretch of the Bronx River Parkway will be closed for cyclists.
Each year since 1974, more than 60,000 participants have biked, walked and jogged on a 13.1-mile loop of the parkway from White Plains to Yonkers. The roadway will be closed from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sundays for several weeks in May, June and September.
No Bicycle Sundays are offered in July or August. Bicycle Sundays have been scheduled for:
- May 5;
- May 12;
- May 19;
- June 2;
- June 9;
- June 16;
- June 23;
- June 30;
- Sept. 8;
- Sept. 15;
- Sept. 22;
- Sept. 29.
Last year, Greenburgh Supervisor Paul Feiner, a bike enthusiast,, said that when he got his start in government and politics in the 1970s, he served as the chair of the Task Force for Bikeways in Westchester.
"In 1973 we successfully lobbied the Westchester County Board of Legislators to appropriate funds for the first bikeway in Westchester," Feiner said of the paved path along the Bronx River Parkway, which many cyclists and runners continue to enjoy.
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