ELIZABETH—Ten years ago a group of dedicated community leaders established a recreational bicycle tour to showcase the historic, cultural, and economic assets of the City of Elizabeth. On May 20, nearly 750 riders from 8 to 85 years old participated in the “9th Tour de Elizabeth.” This 15-mile event has transformed into a popular street festival atmosphere, drawing crowds from well outside the city and state.
In anticipation of the 10th Birthday of the Tour, the Tour Committee is using social media to share the Tour’s progress. There is a Facebook page at facebook.com/TourdeElizabeth that features photos, conversation, and stories of past rides and new ideas. Additionally for 2012-2013, the tour organizers are asking the public to provide feedback through an online survey at: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/6YCL2WY .
The date for the 10th Annual Tour de Elizabeth is Sunday, May 19, 2013 starting at Elizabeth’s City Hall. Organizers are already making preparations and a theme for the event will be announced shortly.