New bike tour promises international food under the 7 train

joe distefano
If you’d like to sample a slew of Queens’ most diverse foods, but still keep in shape, you could join the Queens Bike Initiative on a bike tour that stops for various foods along the 7 train route.

The special “Cycle the #7” tour will be led by Joe DiStefano, a longtime food writer and expert, and will begin at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday. The group, designed for bikers of all skill levels (as long as you are comfortable on a bike), will start the tour at John Brown Smokehouse in Long Island City and end at the Food Court in Flushing. Pit stops include Ecuadorian food carts in Corona, Turkish markets in Sunnyside, as well as stops to sample Tibetian, Japanese and Filipino cuisines.

The Queens Bike Initiative is hoping that the tour will help garner support for their plans and petition for bike lanes connecting parks in Queens.

Tickets for the tour are $30 each and include food. There are 15 spots available and you can purchase tickets here.