Start Your (Human) Engines! The 2014 Tour de Queens via Bicycle Is on July 6th

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    It’s time to hit the pavement. On July 6th, the 2014 Tour de Queens by Jamis will take bicyclists on a fun-filled, family-friendly trek through the borough. An estimated 20 miles, the route will begin in Flushing Meadows Corona Park and take participants through Flushing, East Flushing, Murray Hill, Auburndale, Bayside, Bayside Terrace, Beechurst and Whitestone with a rest stop in Little Bay Park. It’s not a competitive race–riders will pedal en masse at about 10 mph as a rolling parade with an NYPD escort. There are no street closures, but volunteer marshals will block (or “cork”) traffic intersections for safe passage. Details after the jump.

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    2014 Tour de Queens by Jamis. Starting line in the plaza between the Unisphere and the Queens Museum in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, July 6th; 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 starting line. Price is $15 for Transportation Alternatives members and $20 for non-members with proceeds going to Transportation Alternatives, a nonprofit that promotes bicycling, walking and the use of public transit in New York City. Click here for required registration.

    Photos: Randy Smith

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