The Franklin Food Bank’s annual Tour de Franklin Charity Bike Ride will be held on Sunday, April 24, 2016 at Franklin High School, 500 Elizabeth Ave in Somerset.
The Tour de Franklin consists of seven different rides throughout the day, 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. Breakfast, lunch and break stops are provided, and all participants who register before April 1 are guaranteed a t-shirt. Silver Riders who raise over $150 and Gold Riders who raise over $300 also receive a special shirt.
The Tour de Franklin is the Franklin Food Bank’s largest fundraiser, with over 660 riders participating in 2015 to raise over $60,000. Demand for the Food Bank’s services have increased approximately 10% each year since 2007, with almost 12,000 food packages provided in 2015. To learn more about the Franklin Food Bank and the Tour de Franklin, please go to www.franklinfoodbank.org or the Tour de Franklin on Facebook.
Event Details: The Tour de Franklin starts at 8 AM and ends at 2 PM.
Location: Franklin High School
500 Elizabeth Ave
Somerset, NJ 08873
Date: April 24, 2016
Contact: Lisa Frey
The 62-mile bike ride starts at 8 AM.
The shorter rides start throughout the morning, and we finish with lunch at about noon, closing out by 2 PM.
The full schedule is:
8:00am – 62 mile ride starts at High School
8:30am – 40 mile ride starts at High School
10:00am – 25 mile ride starts at High School
10:00am – D&R Canal Towpath Ride (5-10 miles) starts at Ranger Station
10:30am – D&R Canal Towpath Walk (1-5 mile) starts at Ranger Station
10:45am – 1-5 mile ride starts at High School
11:00am – 10 mile ride starts at High School
noon – lunch and awards at High School