Tour de Montclair 2016

 

THE TOUR IS BACK!!tdm-sponsors

registerTour de Montclair, Montclair’s iconic community bike ride, will return this year as a key feature of the Open Streets Festival to be held on Glenridge Avenue in Montclair.

The Tour de Montclair, a family-friendly bike ride with 6- and 12- mile options, begins on Glenridge Avenue and takes riders through the 4 wards of Montclair, highlighting parts of town not easily seen by car. Riders cruise by the Presby Memorial Iris Gardens and Nishuane Park, pass the Montclair Art Museum and much more. Live music along the route will encourage riders along the route.  Riders are invited to enjoy the sights at their own pace – fast, slow or anywhere in between!  The ride ends back at Glenridge Avenue where participants can celebrate at the Open Streets Festival.

The Open Streets Festival, presented by Schumacher Insurance, 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 parklets – mini urban public spaces designed and built in parking spaces!

The Open Streets Festival is free and will be held from 10:00am – 3:00pm on Sunday, October 2.  The Tour de Montclair requires registration and will be open for check-in and registration at 8:30am with the ride starting promptly at 10:00am.

Pre-registration for the 2016 Tour de Montclair is strongly suggested and is available at: www.bikewalkmontclair.org.  Registration includes a FREE commemorative t-shirt, entrance to the Tour and a one-year membership to Bike&Walk Montclair.

The 2016 Tour de Montclair and the Open Streets Festival are made possible through a strong partnership with Bike&Walk Montclair, the Montclair Center BID and Montclair Township (which is donating Police services).  Generous event sponsors include Schumacher Insurance, Partners for Health and Mulvey Custom Contracting.  The Montclair Art Museum, Montclair Public Library and Montclair State University will be providing activities at the festival.

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Registration for the Tour de Montclair includes a one year membership to Bike&Walk Montclair.

Individual $35 – includes registration for one indvidiual

Family – $45 – includes registration for up to five individuals

Youth/Senior$25 – includes registration for one individual

Pre-registration is strongly suggested. Registration will include a FREE commemorative t-shirt (while supplies last), entrance to the Tour and a one-year membership to Bike&Walk Montclair.

The event will be held rain or shine.

Check-in: 8:30 am

Ride: 10:00 am

Festival: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Come prepared with the basics: charged cell phone, well-fitted helmet, full water bottle, and spare tube. Do an ABC check (Air, Brakes, Chain) before you come.

Download the Cue Sheets: TdM 2016 Maps & Cue Sheets

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Bike&Walk Montclair is a non-profit, non-partisan 501(c)(3) organization that advocates for policies, programs and street designs that support biking and walking. Bike & Walk Montclair eagerly seeks new members and volunteers from Montclair and surrounding communities to help promote its mission.

The Montclair Center BID is directly responsible for the music performances, beautification projects including plants and decorations, banners, wayfinding signage and maintenance throughout the district.  Working with the Township, local utilities and services and its renowned Ambassador staff, it ensures that the downtown Montclair area is clean, bright and in excellent working order. By encouraging dynamic collaboration, the Montclair Center BID also creates exciting events for shoppers and tourists, marketing opportunities for retailers and restauranteurs, and actively seeks to improve the area for businesses and residents.

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