Tour De Medford Coming

by Press Release | Aug 7, 2008
Tour De Medford Coming The Medford Township Council is pleased to announce that the Recreation Department will be sponsoring its 6th Annual TOUR de MEDFORD series of pro Olympic-caliber & amateur cycling criterium races on Saturday, August 23, 2008.

Run under the auspices of the US Cycling Federation (USCF), and in conjunction with the Velocity Sports/CCE elite cycling team, cyclists from throughout the region will descend upon Medford to compete on our course in historic and scenic downtown Medford Village. The .09-mile loop course will start on South Main Street in front of the Medford Memorial Community Center and proceed to Union Street, then onto Allen Avenue, and back to South Main Street.

Starting at 8:30 am sharp and continuing through 1:00 pm, five (5) events will be staged for cyclists, including a Senior Men's Category 4/5 20-lap event; a Senior Women’s 17-lap event, a Master Men's 35+ 25-lap event, and a Senior Men's Pro & 1-2-3 40-lap event. The Senior Men's 1/2/3 and the Master Men's 35+ events are a part of the prestigious MAXXIS Garden State Cup Series and the Senior Women’s event is a part of the South Jersey Womens Cycling Series.

In between these races, competitions will be staged for area residents, including children and adults.

TD Banknorth is the presenting sponsor of this event. As a part of their sponsorship, prizes and awards will be offered to the top overall finishers in each of these sprints; as well as special awards for the local competitions.

For more information & to register for the USCF competitions, on-line registration is available at www.bikereg.com. Registration for the local competitions is free. Registrations will also be accepted the day of the event at the Medford Memorial Community Center, located at 21 South Main Street, beginning at 7:30 am.

The events will be held rain or shine.

Even if you're not an accomplished cyclist, you are encouraged to join us on Main Street on August 23rd to share in the excitement and cheer on the competitors!

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