Bicycle Sundays allows bicyclists, joggers and walkers to enjoy the open road

The 46th annual event kicks off today, shutting down the Bronx River Parkway.

News 12 Staff

May 3, 2020, 3:16 PM

Updated 1,487 days ago


The coronavirus has put an end to a lot of outdoor activities, but not Bicycle Sundays in Westchester County.
The 46th annual event kicked off today, shutting down the Bronx River Parkway to allow bicyclists, joggers and walkers to enjoy the open road.
This year, the route begins on Main Street in White Plains and continues south to Scarsdale Road in Yonkers.
Bikers who spoke with News 12 were thrilled to be back on the road. "It's a sunny, beautiful day - and just to get together with the community and family and just be happy," says Kim Greenburg, of Armonk.
Participants are recommended to wear a mask or face covering when social distancing is not able to be maintained. "We understand the need to strike the correct balance between maintaining important social distance guidelines, and providing people with an escape from the pandemic. We are excited to be able to continue this Westchester County tradition that many look forward to all year long,” says Westchester County Executive George Latimer.
Latimer also said if all goes well controlling the flow and social distancing, it will continue every Sunday in May, June and September except Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends.
So far, most people seemed to be taking the guidelines seriously. "I'm really happy to say that there are so many people wearing masks today. We are absolutely happy that it's open, we're thrilled," says Lana Schnitzer, of Tuckahoe.
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