LYME — The Lyme Land Trust held the inaugural Tour de Lyme back in 2013 as an annual charity bike ride to raise funds to support its mission of preserving and protecting environmentally-important land in Lyme.
The event has become bigger in every way — both in terms of the number of entrants and total funds raised — since then with the exception of 2020 and 2021 when the Tour had to be cancelled due to the COVID-19 situation.
The 2023 Tour de Lyme will be held Sunday, June 4, starting and finishing at Ashlawn Farm on Bill Hill Rd. in Lyme. Registration will open Wednesday, Feb. 1, at this link.
This year’s road bike routes are as follows:
The challenge – 59 miles – departs at 8:00am
The Valley 35 – 35 miles – departs at 8:45am
The Classic – 26 miles – departs at 9:15am
The Valley 26 – easier 26 miles – departs at 9:30am
The Family – 8 miles – departs at 10:00am and followed by a vehicle for safety
Visit this link for more information on this year’s road bike routes and registration costs.
And this year’s mountain bike routes are as follows:
The ‘Rider’s Test’ has it all. Traversing four fabled local preserves, Pleasant Valley, Jewett, Eno, and Mount Archer as well as Nehantic State Forest, the course features Lyme’s ‘Three Bears’ in the form of three monster climbs.
At mile 9.5 of the Rider’s Test riders can choose to either complete the remaining 17 miles of the northern loop or return south through the Nehantic Forest back to Ashlawn Farm and the finish line.
Rider’s Test leaves at 8:15am.
Intermediate Ride leaves at 8:30am. Lyme Land Trust does not post the ride due to it crossing Private Owner’s land – permission is received for one day use of the property.
Visit this link for more information on the mountain bike routes.
Jay Thibodeau says
How much is registration?
Kristina White says
$75 per person which includes lunch
Ariana Eaton says
You can count on us!