Tour de Montclair
The Tour de Montclair, Montclair’s iconic community bike ride, will return this year at 10AM Sunday, October 1. The Tour will end at the Open Streets Festival to be held this year on Midland Avenue in Montclair from 10AM — 3PM. Pre-registration for the 2017 Tour de Montclair is strongly suggested. Registration includes a FREE branded performance t-shirt and a branded string sac (while supplies last), admission to the Tour, *and* a 1-year membership to Bike&Walk Montclair. Registration will also be available on the day of the event from 9AM-9:45AM, but t-shirts and string sacs are not guaranteed. Riders will start lining up at 9:30AM and the Tour will officially begin at 10AM. The Tour de Montclair, a family-friendly bike ride with 6- and 12- mile options, begins on Midland Avenue and takes riders through the 4 wards of Montclair, highlighting parts of town not easily seen by car. Riders will cruise by the Presby Memorial Iris Gardens and Nishuane Park, pass the Montclair Art Museum and much more. Riders are invited to enjoy the sights at their own pace: fast, slow or anywhere in between! The ride ends back at Midland Avenue where riders can celebrate at the Open Streets Festival. “The Tour de Montclair is a great celebration of everything we love about this community,” said Israel Cronk, Executive Director of the Montclair Center BID. “Come and join the Open Streets celebration following the Tour with food, activities and music!” “Bike&Walk Montclair is so proud of the iconic Tour de Montclair, which we’ve been organizing for over 12 years,” said Jean Lyons, Bike&Walk Montclair. “When you ride in the Tour you get to see the four wards of Montclair by bike and notice nooks and crannies, gardens and homes, stores and restaurants you’d never see whizzing by in a car!” The Open Streets Festival is part of a national movement to “open” streets for walking, jogging, bicycling, dancing, and socializing, free from traffic. Montclair’s event will include music, children’s activities, food, sustainability displays and vendors. The 2017 Tour de Montclair and the Open Streets Festival are made possible by Schumacher Insurance Agency and through a strong partnership between Bike&Walk Montclair, the Montclair Center BID and Montclair Township.