Westchester Parks Foundation and Westchester County Parks kicks off expanded Bicycle Sundays season for 2023.
Westchester County’s Bicycle Sundays kicks off on the Bronx River Parkway, one of Westchester’s longest-running and popular recreational programs, starts on Sunday, May 7, 2023.
What is Westchester County’s Bicycle Sundays?
Westchester County’s Bicycle Sundays is a popular community event where a 13-mile stretch of the Bronx River Parkway, from Exit 22 at the Westchester County Center to Exit 4 at Scarsdale Road in Yonkers.
The parkway is closed off to vehicles and dedicated exclusively to non-motorized activities.
On these Sundays, families and individuals are encouraged to bike, skate, scoot, walk, or jog along this scenic route in a car-free environment, promoting both fitness and community bonding.
Bicycle Sundays is a beloved Westchester tradition since 1974.
Since 2012, this program has been funded by Westchester Parks Foundation and its partners.
Each year, more than 60,000 thousand cyclists, joggers, and others come out to enjoy the curves and wooded scenery that make the nation’s first parkway a national historic landmark.
The path winds alongside the wooded Bronx River Reservation.
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What are the 2023 Westchester County Bicycle Sunday Dates?
For the 2023 season, Westchester County Bicycle Sunday kicks off on May 7.
Westchester County residents and visitors can enjoy Bicycle Sundays in 2023 on the following dates:
- May 7, 14 and 21
- June 4, 11, 18 and 25
- Sept. 10, 17 and 24
What time is Westchester County’s Bicycle Sundays?
Westchester County’s Bicycle Sundays is from 10 am to 2 pm on designated Bicycle Sunday dates.
During those hours, Bronx River Parkway will be blocked off for Westchester County residents and visitors to bike, walk or jog.
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Where are the entry points for Westchester County’s Bicycle Sundays?
Westchester County’s Bronx River Parkway from White Plains to Yonkers is blocked off and becomes a bike trail during Bicycle Sundays.
Bicycle Sundays runs from the Westchester County Center in White Plains, south to Scarsdale Road in Yonkers – a round-trip of 13.1 miles.
There are many points of entry, exit, and parking along the way.
Over 60,000 participants each year bike, walk, and jog a 13.1 mile loop of the Bronx River Parkway from White Plains to Yonkers.
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Is there a fee to bike in Westchester County’s Bicycle Sundays?
There is no fee to enjoy Westchester County’s Bicycle Sundays.
Westchester County’s Bicycle Sundays is free to the public.
Westchester Parks Foundation is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit, philanthropic organization which provides private support to preserve the County’s park system and improve the quality of life in our communities. Westchester Parks Foundation’s mission is to engage the public to advocate for and invest in the preservation, conservation, use, and enjoyment of the 18,000 acres of parks, trails, and open spaces within the Westchester County Parks system.
About Westchester County Parks
The nationally accredited Westchester County Parks Department manages more than 50 parks that cover 18,000 acres. There are places to swim, launch a boat, enjoy a picnic, play golf or discover nature as well as miles of paved trails ideal for walking or cycling, rugged pathways for hiking and challenging mountain biking treks. Playland Park, Westchester’s premier family amusement complex, the Westchester County Center, one of the county’s largest and most popular community arenas, Muscoot Farm, an early 20th century working farm, and Lasdon Park, Arboretum and Veterans Memorial are among the special county parks attractions.
Westchester County Parks Department offer a children’s camp and a selection of concerts and special events like Bicycle Sundays on the Bronx River Parkway; the popular Cultural Heritage Festival; and the free July 3 Music Fest and Fireworks at Kensico Dam Plaza. Special winter activities and holiday-themed programs and events take place in the cold-weather months. Go to westchestergov.com/parks to find out more about the parks, programs and services offered by County Parks.