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Bike and Skate Sundays Return This Fall

September 8, 2005

Westchester’s popular and longest-running recreational program, Bike and Skate Sundays on the Bronx River Parkway will resume this fall on four consecutive Sundays starting September 11, and running through October 2.

During Bike and Skate Sundays, a portion of the Bronx River Parkway closes to vehicle traffic and opens to bicyclists and skaters between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. (On Sunday, September 11, there is a slightly shorter run to accommodate those traveling to the 9/11 Memorial Dedication at Kensico Dam Plaza in Valhalla. The program will end one hour earlier and run from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.), excluding holiday weekends. The 14-mile round-trip course begins at the Westchester County Center in White Plains and runs south to Scarsdale Road in Yonkers. There are many points of access along the route.

In accordance with New York State law, all bicyclists and skaters under the age 14 are required to wear a helmet that is safety approved by the American National Standard Institute (ANSI) shell standards. Children under age of one are not permitted on bicycles or on a separate seat attached to bicycles.

To ensure the safety of all participants, bicycle racing, running, skateboarding, headsets, and pedestrians are prohibited from the route during Bike and Skate Sundays. Admission to Bike and Skate Sundays is free; parking at the Westchester County Center is $4 per car.

This program is part of Be Fit Westchester, a county-wide effort to get people to eat smarter and play harder every day. To join Be Fit, log on to www.westchestergov.com/fitness. For more information, call the County Parks Department at (914) 864-7144.



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