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Tour de Chesapeake to ride again in Mathews

The Annual Tour de Chesapeake cycling event will be Friday through Sunday, May 16-18.

Mathews County, along with the Mathews Visitor Center and Mathews Land Conservancy, is teaming up to host the 16th Annual Tour de Chesapeake cycling event Friday through Sunday, May 16-18. The event will welcome cyclists to Mathews County from around the state and beyond for a weekend of flat scenic cycling, delicious local eats, toe-tapping music, and nice folks to help with whatever is needed.

The tour is presented by Riverside Walter Reed Hospital, Diana Burton of Isabell K. Horsley Real Estate, Chesapeake Bank and the Mathews Industrial Development Authority.  

Lynda Smith Greve, event director, stated, “We couldn’t do this event without these wonderful sponsors who believe in providing healthy, affordable activities for the whole family to enjoy.”

The supported ride will take place on Saturday, May 17, from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., which includes maps, route signage, SAG (safety vehicles), and fully-stocked rest stops. Cyclists will once again be able to participate in the Poker Pedal, which benefits the Mathews Boys and Girls Club Summer Garden.

There are four concise routes throughout the county, each starting at Thomas Hunter Middle School (THMS), the event headquarters. The routes take cyclists to Mobjack, Bethel Beach, New Point Lighthouse and, new this year, Redart and the Glebe area of Mathews, totaling over 80 miles.

For information or to register for the tour, please visit If you would like to help with the event, contact Lynda Smith Greve at 804-725-9685.

Read the rest of this story in this week’s Southside Sentinel at newstands throughout the county, or sign up here to receive a print and/or electronic pdf subscription.

posted 05.14.2014

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