It’s time to get your bike out of the garage, make sure you have air in the tires, and start riding!
On Saturday, July 17, bicycle riders of all levels will have a chance to explore many of Mansfield’s nineteen historic villages * on two wheels, in the fifth annual Tour de Mansfield: Village to Village.
The Town of Mansfield, the Mansfield Downtown Partnership, Mansfield Community Center, local businesses and volunteers are proud to present what promises to be an active and exciting day.
The goals of the event are
- to provide a family-oriented activity for area residents,
- to encourage exercise through cycling,
- to bring awareness to the scenic beauty of Mansfield ‘s villages,
- and to bring the community together around a social and recreational activity.
The day has been designed to appeal to riders of all levels, and will include a 5-mile Family Fun Ride accompanied by police officers, a 20-mile “challenge ride” and a 40-mile “expert ride.”
The rides will begin and end at the Mansfield Community Center, and will conclude with a barbecue.
Pre-registration for the event (by July 16) is strongly encouraged, and the cost is $10 for adults. Anyone under 18 is free. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult who will ride with them.
Participants who register at the event pay an additional $5 fee.
The registration fee covers ride support, snacks, lunch and a Tour de Mansfield: Village to Village T-shirt for the first 100 registrants.
All riders must wear a helmet and be familiar with basic safety rules of the road.
To register for this event online, visit www.mansfieldct.gov, and click on the Tour de Mansfield link.
Check-in and registration on the day of the event will begin at 7 a.m., and the Family Fun Ride will start at 11 a.m.
Participants are asked to park in the E.O. Smith High School parking lot, next to the Town Hall on Storrs Road (Rt. 195).
If it is raining, the event will be held on Saturday, July 24.
If you have any questions, please contact the Town Manager’s Office at 860-429-3336 Mon.-Fri. during office hours.
Mansfield villages are: Merrow, Mansfield Depot, Mansfield Four Corners, Storrs, Gurleyville, Hanks Hill, Wormwood Hill, Mount Hope, Chaffeeville, Eagleville, Spring Hill, Atwoodville, Chestnut Hill, Mansfield City, Mansfield Center, Mansfield Hollow, Perkins Corner, Ridges and Conantville.
Posted July 8, 2010