Riders from Tour de Lebanon Valley will be rolling around Lebanon County on Saturday, June 8. Each route, 62, 31 or 6-miles, winds through the scenic countryside of the Lebanon Valley, taking riders past farmlands, forests and historical sites.

Over 300 riders will be present on Lebanon Valley roads throughout the morning on Saturday. Organizers of the event urge motorists to watch for bicycles, and for riders to be extra cautious around traffic. “While we make every effort to choose unpopulated roads and rural areas of the county, there are some sections of the route where traffic and cyclists will overlap,” said Ron Birch, treasurer of the Lebanon Valley Bicycle Coalition. “We hope that everyone can share the road.”

Tour de Lebanon Valley participants will have staggered start times, beginning at the Lebanon Valley Expo Center, 80 Rocherty Road. “We are very excited for this year’s ride,” shared Nikki Gray, executive director of the Community Health Council of Lebanon County. “Our fundraiser has become a two-day event with a pre-party on Friday night and the ride on Saturday. The event is a great way to celebrate the great work of 5 local non-profits!”

On Friday night from 4-7 p.m., riders can enjoy music, food and beer, check in for the event, pick up merchandise and their sponsored items, and visit local businesses. 

The Tour de Lebanon Valley family ride is a round-trip route on the Lebanon Valley Rail Trail to the Historic Cornwall Furnace. Children 16 years of age and under must be accompanied by an adult and helmets are required for all participants, regardless of route. The cost for the Tour De Lebanon family ride is $5 per person. The metric century and mid-distance rides are $60. Tour merchandise is available on the registration site and includes a new, limited-edition tour jersey, shirts, posters, and more!

Tour de Lebanon Valley is presented by The Lebanon Valley Bicycle Coalition, The Lebanon Bicycle Recycle, and the Community Health Council of Lebanon County, with support from Visit Lebanon Valley, the Lebanon Valley Conservancy, and the Lebanon Valley Mountain Bike Team. Byler Holdings is our post-party sponsor in 2024.  Our water station sponsors are APR Supply, Cornwall Manor, and WellSpan. Registration is still open and the ride will take place, rain or shine. Visit www.TourdeLebanonValley.com for more information, including registration, start times, route maps, and volunteer opportunities.

About the Community Health Council of Lebanon County

The Community Health Council of Lebanon County was established in 1994, bringing together stakeholders from across the community to discuss common health goals and collaborative opportunities. The Community Health Council works together to develop and mobilize resources to enhance the health of Lebanon County. For additional information, call (717) 270-7935 or visit www.communityhealthcouncil.com.

About The Lebanon Valley Bicycle Coalition 

The Lebanon Valley Bicycle Coalition is a 501c-3 organization, founded in 2008, to make the Lebanon Valley region of Pennsylvania a better, safer place to bicycle. The Coalition works with elected officials and municipal, county and state governments, to make certain that new road projects or redesigns consider the needs of bicyclists. They want cyclists to have the necessary skills to be able to bicycle for their transportation, recreation and health. They offer bike rides because they enjoy cycling together. Details on membership and volunteer opportunities can be found at www.bikelebanon.org.

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