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Bike Newton’s Tour de Newton
September 19 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Bike Newton, in conjunction with the office of Mayor Ruthanne Fuller, is excited to sponsor the 9th annual Tour de Newton. Starting at 9am on Sunday, September 19, Tour de Newton will have four start locations: Newton Centre, West Newton, Newtonville, and Waban. There will also be a Contra Tour (starting at City Hall) for experienced riders looking to bike a bit faster.
This year’s theme will be #TourdeDoors as we will visit various Newton Out Doors (https://www.newtonoutdoors.org) art installations. Each bike route will travel to several villages, offering the chance for riders to take in the sites and join in fun surprises. Artists and piano players will be at designated locations throughout the morning. The event will conclude with a celebration for all riders at City Hall featuring music, food trucks, speakers, and giant puppets. Riders will return with a ride leader to their start location by 12:30pm.
With the exception of the Contra Tour, riders are expected to arrive at one of the four start locations no later than 9am and will be departing between 9:15-9:30am. The Contra Tour riders are expected to arrive at City Hall by 8:30am and will be launched no later than 9am.
Please register ALL participants. (e.g., infants must be registered, even if riding in a child seat, for liability reasons.) If you are riding with a group please designate a “team” name as this helps speed up check-in. In addition, each participant must fill out a full registration. There is no charge for children under 3 on the Tour de Newton rides. Children and young adults 3-18 pay the child rate. Discounted fee deadline is September 2. Online registration deadline is September 14. There will be no onsite registration.
All participants must also “sign” a waiver electronically with a parent or guardian initialing for anyone under 18. (We apologize in advance for the length of this process, especially for families.)
Green Newton is a proud sponsor of this event.