Come and Join Us! at The 12th Annual Tour de Elizabeth
scheduled for Sunday, May 17th at 9:00am
The 15 mile bicycle ride is a family friendly event for riders of every skill level. This year’s theme is “Elizabeth’s Arches, Bridges, and Parks”, which will offer a view of open space architectural achievements of Elizabeth City, from historic sites to new developments.
Registration is open via www.elizabethnj.org, www.groundworkelizabeth.com, or by mail. Special incentives of a cap and shirt are slated for those who register by May 10th courtesy of Tour sponsors Elegant Headwear and T-rific T’s.
City of Elizabeth Police provide escorts and traffic control officers to a crowd that includes riders of all ages and skill levels, so that cyclists make it safely through the many road intersections. Although the Tour welcomes both young and old, the Safety portion of the Committee led by the Police Department stresses that riders should have a basic level of competency and children under the age of 12 should be accompanied by an adult. And of course, helmets are a requirement.
The Tour starts promptly at 9 a.m. on the Sunday morning of May 17th, but registrants are advised to arrive early. Riders can register by downloading the registration form at www.elizabethnj.org or www.groundworkelizabeth.com or by calling 908-289-0262. Forms are also available at bicycle stores and other venues across Union County. Last minute registration on the morning of the ride beginning at 7:30 a.m. is also possible at the event site, 50 Winfield Scott Plaza.
Part of the proceeds go towards helping non-profit Groundwork Elizabeth fulfill its mission of “changing places, changing lives”. Readers are invited to the Groundwork website by Greg Waga, new Groundwork Board President, at www.groundworkelizabeth.com to view the nonprofits mission, goals and programs, and are also asked to look at the Groundwork Elizabeth Facebook page.
The Tour de Elizabeth is organized by a dedicated group of Committee members from all walks of life, and is assisted by a gamut of youth, student, and adult volunteers on the day of the Tour.
In partnership with: