Is your bike gathering dust in your garage, shed or basement during these long winter months? Well, dust it off, tune it up, and get ready for bike riding and ice cream, all in one great family-oriented event.
The 3rd annual Tour de Crème will take place on Sunday, May 20. Organized by the Mattapoisett Land Trust and the Friends of the Mattapoisett Bike Path, the “Tour” raises money for two important projects: maintaining Land Trust walking trails and extending the bike path to the Mattapoisett/Marion town line.
There are four different ride lengths from which to choose – 11, 19, 25 and 50 miles – and up to five ice cream stops along the way. Along each route, riders can stop at sponsoring ice cream shops that will be providing free ice cream for Tour riders.
All rides start at the Mattapoisett Town Beach and end at the harbor in Mattapoisett, where there will be free massages, live music, hot food, cold beverages … and more ice cream!
Each year the Tour has sold out quickly, as the event can only accommodate 300 riders. This year we have a special incentive: Raise $100 on the Tour de Crème Crowdrise online site by March 15 and automatically be guaranteed a spot for the ride you choose. An easy ask of 10 friends/family members for $10 each will guarantee you a great day of bike riding and ice cream! (You’ll still have to register for the event). And if you raise more $$$, the Tour website has an impressive list of perks, such as bike lights, lobster rolls, bike jerseys and more.
Registration will begin online on March 15. Visit www.tourdecreme.org for all the information you need, including tour maps.
Below is the info you’ll need to combine biking, ice cream and raising money for two important community projects. May 20 will be here before you know it!
– Tourdecreme.org (additional information on rides, maps, times, prizes, etc.)
– Tour de Crème Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/tourdecreme/
– Crowdrise fundraising site: https://www.crowdrise.com/tourdecreme2018