The Franklin Food Bank’s annual Tour de Franklin is April 29, 2018, less than a month away.
Come join us for a day of cycling, walking, and fun to fight local hunger. Once again we will be at the Franklin High School for a little more space. The day includes 62-mile, 40-mile, 25-mile, and 10-mile bike rides, as well as a 1-5 mile neighborhood ride or walk and 1-10 mile rides and walks along the scenic D&R Canal path. There is a free bike drawing and lunch for all attendees. Participants who register after April 1 may still get a t-shirt, depending on availability.
Become a Silver Rider by raising $150, or a Gold Rider by raising $300 for this year’s Tour de Franklin. All Silver and Gold Riders will receive a special t-shirt as a sign of our appreciation for their fundraising efforts. Raise $1000 and be recognized with a unique bike jersey with the Tour logo on it as a Titanium Rider! The registration fee is included in the total amount to reach this level, so it’s not that much more, but means so much to the Food Bank and the people we serve.
Again this year: bike adjustments, minor repairs and maintenance, and a tire-inflation station will be available at the High School courtesy of the New Brunswick Bike Exchange (NBBX). Services will be free; there may be a reasonable charge for parts. The NBBX collects and refurbishes donated bikes and recycles them back into the community. The NBBX is a service of PRAB, a comprehensive Human Services Organization.
New this year: need to rent a bike for the Tour? Check out this link.
Also new this year: If you can’t make the Tour on April 29th or perhaps you want to get in an extra ride, join us for the Spin de Tour on Saturday, April 21st at Crunch Fitness.
Thank you for your support in previous Tour de Franklins, and for making it the Food Bank’s biggest fundraiser of the year. Unfortunately, hunger still persists. In 2017 the Food Bank provided nearly 10,000 food packages to families in the community. We couldn’t do it without your help and events like the Tour de Franklin.
If you have already registered, thank you. If you are still “on the fence”, you really need to get off of it now. For details and to register, go to Tour de Franklin. Pre-registrants can avoid event-day lines. Like us on Facebook for up-to-the-minute Tour news.