May 18, 2014 Tour de Lyme
Ashlawn Farm, Lyme, CT
Tour de Lyme welcomes both road and mountain bikers, with rides designed for each.
This year’s event will be held at the iconic Ashlawn Farm on Bill Hill Road in Lyme–known for their friendly cafe and farm roasted coffee. Ashlawn Farm offers convenient parking and room for our great post ride picnic. There will be more food choices and the famed Eight Mile River Band will play Bluegrass music for all to enjoy. Our goal is to make Tour de Lyme one of the premier cycling events in the Northeast.
If you like the speed of the road or the technical challenge of the woods we have a ride for you. The Tour de Lyme will offer several options for beginner to advanced riders on the road or through the woods. All of the rides offer spectacular scenery and varied terrain. Participants will have the option to select a ride through the valleys, a challenging ride up the ridges or something in between.
Support the Lyme Land Trust
What is a land trust? Our land trust is a public charity that owns land and holds conservation easements on private land for the common good – presently about 3000 acres. Lyme is unique in that it has a much higher percentage of land protected than most towns. It is for all to enjoy as many cyclists already know, and newcomers to Tour de Lyme will discover.
Why help with financial support? Rider registrations and team fund raising efforts do a great deal to help the Lyme Land Trust fulfill its mission. Our conservation work benefits those who live here and those who don’t, those who cycle and those who don’t. We believe encouraging people to get outside and enjoy the natural world around them is important for our health and well-being and that you, cyclists, set a wonderful example.
Who benefits? Cycling enthusiasts certainly do – having these lightly traveled roads lined with miles of unbroken forest makes riding in Lyme special. But there is more than that. Conservation land contributes greatly to the quality of air we all breathe and the water we all drink. It provides a large and varied habitat for wildlife and a mecca for outdoors activities – cycling, hiking, hunting, bird watching etc. Contributions and registration is tax deductible so keep your receipt.
What can you do to help? First, register to ride. Then you can form or join a team with a fund raising goal. Or, you can encourage friends and family to donate in your name. We will provide you with your own password protected web page, so you can set a goal and see the results.
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