The 4th Annual Tour de Queens will be held on Sunday, July 10th, 2011
For a taste of what you’re in for, check out this video of riders enjoying the 2009 Tour de Queens, courtesy of StreetFilms.org:
The Tour de Queens starts in Flushing Meadows Park by the Queens Museum of Art. Check-in begins at 8 am. The ride begins at 9:00 am.
- The Tour de Queens is a leisurely paced, 20-mile ride open to cyclists of all ages and skill levels.
- The course is mostly flat and will go through the parks and neighborhoods of eastern and northern Queens.
- We will visit the neighborhoods of Corona, Forest Hills, Glendale, Ridgewood, Maspeth, Sunnyside, Woodside, Jackson Heights. There will be a rest stop in Forest Park.
- Registration is required; limited day of registration will be available at the Start on a first come, first serve basis, beginning at 8am.
- Helmets are required for riders under 14 years of age.
Getting there: The Tour de Queens starts in Flushing Meadow Corona Park between the Queens Museum of Art and the Unisphere.
Mass transit: Via #7 Flushing, Queens. Exit Mets-Willets Point and follow the signs to Flushing Meadows Corona Park through the exit ramp of the station into the park. Then, follow signs for the Queens Museum on a fifteen-minute walk through the park to the museum, which is located next to the Unisphere, the giant steel globe. Get subway and bus directions powered by HopStop (exiting at Mets-Willets Point)
Alternatively, exit at 111th Street Station. Walk south on 111th Street past the New York Hall of Science. Left on 49th Avenue into the Park. Continue past fountain over the Grand Central Parkway walking bridge. Museum is on right, next to Unisphere, the giant steel globe. Get subway and bus directions powered by HopStop (Exiting at 111th Street)
Please Note: If you plan on taking the subway check the MTA Service Advisory Postings before leaving home.
For walking, cycling and (gasp) driving directions, use this address in google maps:
Queens Museum of Art New York City Building Flushing Meadows Corona Park Queens NY 11368