September 6, 2014
Are you looking for a cycling challenge, a great ride with friends and an opportunity to kick back afterward to swap stories and enjoy a little barbeque? Well we have the ride for you. The Tour of Glastonbury combines elements of the area’s best roads on a supported course, with a great party awaiting you at the finish.
Riders will be able to choose between riding 50 miles, 25 miles, 10 miles, or a 2 mile family ride. Money raised from the Tour of Glastonbury will be dedicated by the Glastonbury Kiwanis Club to scholarships and assisting children of the area.
Register online at: https://www.bikereg.com/Net/22719
Three staggered rides make sure that riders are spaced for safety and to allow them to enjoy the natural beauty of the area. All rides start and finish in the rear parking of Smith Middle School, 216 Addison Street, Glastonbury.
8 a.m. Start Time – 50-mile Hills & Thrills
An exciting 50-mile ride that will show off the best of Glastonbury, along with rural roads in the neighboring communities of Hebron and Marlborough.
9 a.m. Start Time – 25-mile See the City
Want to see the natural beauty of Glastonbury? This ride shows off the town’s historic architecture, its partnership with the Connecticut River and the oldest ferry in the country.
10 a.m. Start Time – 10-mile Family Fun Ride
A great ride for families with older children who want a challenge, but a safe one that will not tax young legs. The ride also stops at the Glastonbury Art Show.
11 a.m. Start Time – 2-mile ride and bicycle rodeo
A safe ride on a bicycle path through the woods that makes for a perfect ride for the youngest riders and their families. A bicycle rodeo promises fun and prizes.
In addition to SAG wagons and route officers, there will be three rest stops with, water, snacks, sandwiches, and toilet facilities. There two rest stops for the 25-mile ride, and three for those doing the 50-mile ride. The rest stops will be at the Glastonbury/Rocky Hill Ferry Landing; Robb's Ice Cream (bring extra cash for a cool treat) on Wassuc Road, and at Gay City State Park on Highway 85.
Cue Sheets & Directions
All riders will be supplied with complete cue sheets showing mileage markers, turns, streets, and interesting viewpoints. In addition, all rides will be marked both at street level and with signs. Cue Sheets Will Be Posted Here AND on Bikereg.com on August 13, 2013.
To view cue sheets click on https://www.bikereg.com/Net/22719
The Kiwanis Club of Glastonbury thanks all of the many sponsors that have supported the Tour of Glastonbury.
Dental Doctors of Somerset
Bike Walk Glastonbury
Glastonbury Alcohol and Drug Council (GLAD)
Brown, Paindiris & Scott, Attorneys at Law
Connecticut Investors Group, LLC
First Niagara Bank
P.E. Bengston Site Design
Steve Anderson Insurance
Rivermead/Colonial Mobile Home Community
Plymouth Rock Assurance
Anthony Feit, Attorney
British Precision, Inc.
Kiwanis is proud to sponsor and be involved with community service and fundraising activities.