Mayor de Blasio today celebrated his Italian heritage and two bicycling events. He spoke at the NYC Bike Expo, highlighting both the Expo and the Campagnolo Gran Fondo New York. The Gran Fondo is a bicycle race from the George Washington Bridge to Bear Mountain, scheduled for Sunday May 18th.
The Mayor has two other Italian-involved events today; he’s scheduled to meet with Italian Foreign Minister Federica Mogherini and to host a roundtable with members of the Italian media.
Here are excerpts from his remarks at the Bike Expo: