Bicycle Sundays on the Bronx River Parkway, one of Westchester’s longest-running and popular recreational programs, starts on Sunday, May 5. The program is held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The series runs May 12 and 19, June 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30, and September 8, 15, 22 and 29. There are no dates in July or August.
Bicycle Sundays, a Westchester County Parks program, is sponsored by Con Edison, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, the Westchester Parks Foundation and Danny’s Cycles, with support from WHUD.
During Bicycle Sundays, the parkway is open exclusively for bicyclists, in-line skaters, scooters, walkers, and joggers from Exit 22 at the Westchester County Center to Exit 4 at Scarsdale Road in Yonkers. The round-trip distance is 13 miles. The road is closed to automobiles in that stretch of parkway. Admission is free. Parking at the County Center lot in White Plains costs $8.
Rules and Regulations:
- ONLY Bicyclists, in-line skaters, scooters, walkers, and joggers are allowed; no unauthorized motor vehicles are allowed.
- Walkers, joggers, and slower wheeled traffic must use the right lane; faster-wheeled traffic must use the left lane.
- New York State law requires helmets for children under age 14, including those riding in bike trailers; helmets are strongly recommended for all wheeled participants.
- New York State law prohibits children under age 1 from riding on bicycles or in a separate seat.
- All headsets are prohibited. This includes but is not limited to music devices and hands-free cell phones.
- No skateboarding allowed.
- No dogs allowed.
- Bicyclists must obey the posted parkway speed limit of 40 m.p.h.
- Children riding in strollers must be strapped in at all times.
- Children under age 10 must be accompanied by an adult.
- All participants must be off the parkway by 1:50 p.m.