This year's tour is scheduled for Sunday, April 29, 2018 at Franklin High School at 500 Elizabeth Ave. in Somerset. The day will consist of seven different rides, including the 62-mile, 40-mile, 25-mile, 10-mile, 1-to-5-mile walk or ride, and a 5-mile and 10-mile ride along Somerset’s scenic canal, offering something for everyone.
Ride start times are staggered throughout the morning, with riders returning to the High School for a community lunch at the end of their ride. T-shirts are guaranteed for all participants who register by April 1, and special T-shirts will be awarded to Silver Riders who raise over $150 and Gold Riders who raise over $300. There are sponsorship opportunities available for every budget.
New this year is the Spin de Tour, hosted by Crunch Fitness at 960 Easton Avenue on Saturday, April 21st. There will be two sessions of spin classes, 11:30 and 12:30. Like the Tour de Franklin, this is a charity bike ride. Registration is $45 before April 1st (for the Early Bird Discount) and includes a commemorative t-shirt, bottle of water, and healthy snack. Spaces are limited so you must register early. If you can’t make the Tour de Franklin on the 29th or you just want to get in a couple of extra revolutions of those wheels, this is the event for you!
To learn more about the Franklin Food Bank and the Tour de Franklin, please visit the Food Bank’s website (www.FranklinFoodBank.org). Don’t forget to like the Tour de Franklin and the Food Bank Facebook pages. All proceeds will benefit the Franklin Food Bank.