Friday, March 26, 2010

Tour De Montclair - May 16th


TO BE HELD MAY 16, 2010

Bike&Walk Montclair and the Montclair YMCA are thrilled to announce a joint celebration -- the 8th annual Tour de Montclair and the Y’s Healthy Kid Day. This community cycling and recreation event will be held at Brookdale Park on Sunday, May 16, (rain or shine).

The Tour de Montclair drew over 1000 cyclists last year. This year, cyclists of all abilities are invited to ride one of three routes: a short car-free loop within the park, a medium on-road route (about 6 miles) and a more challenging "long route" throughout Montclair (about 14 miles) There will be something for everyone!

The theme of this year's tour, -- "I Bike&Walk Montclair!"-- celebrates the organization's new name and the group's goal -- to encourage people to walk and bike more often. On-site registration for the Tour de Montclair will open at 9:00 AM, The ride will start at 10 AM. Online registration is $12 per person or $30 per family (up to 5 members); On-site registration is $15 per person or $35 per family (up to 5 members) To register online, go to

Montclair YMCA Healthy Kids Day will also be held on May 16 in Brookdale Park, from 11:00-2:00 pm. Participants are encouraged to "Put Play in Your Day" by joining the games and activities led by YMCA staff and volunteers.

More information on the 2010 Tour de Montclair and the Montclair YMCA's Healthy Kids Day, including details on membership benefits and pre-registration promotions, can be found at Bike&Walk Montclair's new website:

Bike&Walk Montclair was founded in 2002 (as Bike Montclair) with the idea that Montclair could one day become a safe haven for walking and bicycling. Today, a dedicated and growing group of volunteers continues its mission: to create a bicycle-friendly and walkable Montclair through advocacy, education, and encouragement. Through these means, their aim is to improve our health, clean our air, make our streets safer and improve our overall quality of life.

Bike&Walk Montclair eagerly seeks new members from Montclair and surrounding communities.

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