Sunday Morning Traffic Alert: Bike Riders Racing Through Rockland

Sunday Morning Traffic Alert: Bike Riders Racing Through Rockland

Mindy Cohn

This Sunday, May 21, the annual global cycling marathon, Gran Fondo, will ride through parts of Rockland from around 9:00 am to 2:00 pm.

About 5,000 riders from all over the world will join the race. Cyclists begin their ride on the George Washington Bridge, going up Route 9W and into Rockland County. The cyclists turn back in Bear Mountain and make their way through Stony Point, Ramapo, and Clarkstown, before ending off in Fort Lee. 

While no roads will be closed in Rockland, expect periodic traffic interruptions at crossing intersections. 

The course will follow this route through the Ramapo: Quaker Road, right onto Ladentown Road, cross over Route 202 to Route 306, left onto Pomona Road, left into Route 45, right onto Concklin Road, and into the Town of Clarkstown.

Not everyone is happy with the annual race making its way through their neighborhoods. Residents shared their thoughts on social media, with one person saying, "This route has gone past my house for at least seven years now... I'm sick of being trapped in my driveway for hours. It's time to change up the route and share the pain!"

Other residents are unhappy with numerous riders who do not listen to the laws of the road, ignoring stop signs and red lights. Others were concerned with the amount of trash left behind by riders. 

Photo Credit: Town of Ramapo Police Department

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