The Tour de Montclair returns! The Tour will be held on Sunday, October 1 at 10 a.m.. The Tour will end at the Open Streets Festival to be held this year on Midland Avenue in Montclair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
A family-friendly bike ride with 6- and 12- mile options, Tour de Montclair begins on Midland Avenue and takes riders through the four wards of Montclair, highlighting parts of town not easily seen by car. Riders will cruise by the Presby Memorial Iris Gardens and Nishuane Park, pass the Montclair Art Museum and much more. Riders are invited to enjoy the sights at their own pace: fast, slow or anywhere in between! The ride ends back at Midland Avenue where riders can celebrate at the Open Streets Festival.
Registration for the Tour is available online at bikewalkmontclair.org and on the day of the event from 9AM-9:45AM. Riders will start lining up at 9:30AM and the Tour will officially begin at 10AM.
Pre-registration for the 2017 Tour de Montclair is strongly suggested at www.bikewalkmontclair.org. Registration includes a FREE branded performance t-shirt, a branded string sac, admission to the Tour *and* a 1-year membership to Bike&Walk Montclair.
“Every year thousands of American pedestrians and bicyclists are injured or killed. There are many who rely on these means to get to and from work. Many of us walk the neighborhood streets to meet a friend for dinner or grab a coffee. Safer streets help our environmental goals of a livable community,” says sponsor, Honey Corriea of President of Schumacher Insurance Agency.
“The Tour de Montclair is a great celebration of everything we love about this community,” said Israel Cronk, Executive Director of the Montclair Center BID. “Come and join the Open Streets celebration following the Tour with food, activities and music!”
“Bike&Walk Montclair is so proud of the Tour de Montclair, which we’ve been organizing for over 12 years,” said Jean Lyons, VP of the Board of Directors, Bike&Walk Montclair. “When you ride in the Tour you get to see the four wards of Montclair by bike and notice nooks and crannies, gardens and homes, stores and restaurants you’d never see whizzing by in a car!”
The Open Streets Festival is part of a national movement to “open” streets for walking, jogging, bicycling, dancing, and socializing, free from traffic. Montclair’s event will include music, children’s activities, food, sustainability displays and vendors.