2nd Annual Tour de Barnstable to Raise Money for Local Organizations

CCB MEDIA PHOTO The portraits are displayed on the stage at Aselton Park in Hyannis.

CCB MEDIA PHOTO: Aselton Park in Hyannis.

BARNSTABLE – For the second year a biking event will take riders through Barnstable and raise money for local organizations.

The Tour de Barnstable will run on Sunday beginning at 8:15 a.m. at Aselton Park in Hyannis.

The event will feature two rides this year. One is 43 miles and is for experienced riders who must travel at least 21 mph. The experienced ride is only open to 50 participants. The second is the traditional 35 mile ride for individuals of all ages and skill levels.

“It’s through all seven villages of the town of Barnstable and it’s a scenic, fun ride,” said Patrck Lentell with SEMC Sports, the organization that organized the event.

Lentell said the Tour de Barnstable is not a race. The event is a ride through the community which benefits the community.

The proceeds from the ride benefit the Barnstable Land Trust, Mass Bike, the Cape Cod Maritime Museum and the George E. Morrison Training Village, which is an enrichment camp for Cape Youth starting in 2017.

Lentell said there were more than 230 riders last year for the inaugural event and he hopes to have more than 400 riders this year. More than 250 participants have already registered.

A pre-event gathering will be held at Cape Cod Beer on Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m. where riders can pick up their swag bags which include a t-shirt, their number and other items.

A post ride event will be held at the Cape Cod Maritime Museum with soup and bread provided by Not Your Average Joe’s, beer from Cape Cod Beer and music from Bert Weisman Trio.

Beard Subaru is the lead sponsor of the event and will provide a Subaru car to accompany the motorcycle police officers leading the riders.

The event is $60 for the 35-mile ride and $75 for the 43-mile ride for riders 13 and older. Those prices are through Friday. The prices increase to $65 and $80 on Saturday and the day of the ride.

Registration is $10 for riders 7 to years of age and children under 7 can participate for free.

To register for the ride visit semcsports.com

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