Tour de Lebanon Valley will be rolling through the scenic countryside of Lebanon County this Saturday, June 12. Cyclists can still register on the day of the event and the various routes are ideal for beginners and families, as well as avid cyclists.
Tour de Lebanon Valley participants can choose from three routes, including a beautiful metric century (62 miles), a rolling mid-distance (30 miles) or a fun family ride (6 miles). Routes wind past local farmlands, forests and historical sites. The metric century and mid-distance routes cover rolling terrain with moderate elevation change and the family ride takes place on the Lebanon Valley Rail Trail. “It’s not too late to bring your family out for the ride and it looks like it’s going to be a beautiful day,” shared Laurie Crawford, executive director of the Lebanon Valley Conservancy and committee member for the event. “It’s $5 per person for the family ride and Making a Difference will be there with fun games, prizes and a raffle for the kids after the ride!” Each participant in the family ride will also receive a free pass to the Cornwall Iron Furnace.
All Tour de Lebanon participants will begin at the Lebanon Valley Expo Center & Fairgrounds at 80 Rocherty Road, with staggered start times for physical distancing. Routes are well marked and include rest stops and mechanical support. Children 16 years of age and under must be accompanied by an adult and helmets are required for all participants. The cost for the Tour De Lebanon family ride is $5 per person and the metric century and mid-distance rides are $55 per person. Although online registration is closed, cash or check will be accepted on ride day. The event will take place, rain or shine. Visit www.TourdeLebanonValley.com for additional information, start times and route maps.
Tour de Lebanon Valley proceeds support the Community Health Council of Lebanon County, The Lebanon Valley Conservancy and The Lebanon Valley Bicycle Coalition.
About the Lebanon Valley Conservancy
The Lebanon Valley Conservancy works to protect the cultural, historical and environmental resources of the region. The Conservancy is committed to collaborating with the community to ensure equitable access to all of these resources for the benefit of present and future generations. To learn more, donate or volunteer, visit www.TLVC.org.
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.