WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. – Sunday marks the start of Westchester County’s annual Bicycle Sundays, which is possible due to the funds provided by co-sponsors, Con Edison and Friends of Westchester County Parks.
“This partnership assures that thousands of loyal Bicycle Sunday fans will be able to enjoy their favorite program this year,” County Executive Robert Astorino said in a press release announcing the program.
Sunday’s event, which begins at 10 a.m. and lasts till 2 p.m., is one of 11 through the end of September. On Bicycle Sundays, a section of the “Bronx River Parkway is closed to cars for the exclusive use of bicyclists, joggers, walkers, scooters, and strollers,” the press release said.
The 13.1 mile round-trip starts at the Westchester County Center in White Plains and goes south to Scarsdale Road in Yonkers, the press release said. Participants can enter and exit through many different parts of the route.
Sandra Miller, director of Public Affairs for Con Edison, appreciated being able to “work with the Friends, one of our Westchester not-for-profit partners, and Westchester County in this meaningful community initiative that will be enjoyed by county residents and their families,” the press release said.
Elizabeth Bracken-Thompson, chair of the board of Friends of Westchester County Parks, was “grateful to Con Edison for stepping up and working with Friends to help fund this important program,” the press release said.
“This is an excellent example of how private sector businesses can work with government to ensure that popular programs such as Bicycle Sundays can continue, even in a tough economic climate.”
The other dates of Bicycle Sunday are:
May 13 and 20
June 3, 10, 17 and 24
September 9, 16, 23 and 30