Whether a weekend recreational rider, seasoned cyclist or one seeking a more adventurous course, Greenbelt’s annual Tour de Greenbelt offers a course to fit all abilities. All while riding through the beautiful landscapes of Essex County and benefiting local land conservation.
The Fifth Annual Tour de Greenbelt offers untimed routes that can be enjoyed at a rider’s own pace: a half-century (50 miles), a shorter route (25 miles) on paved roads, and the 40-mile Gravel Grinder, suitable for cyclists with the proper bike, with off-road excursions into protected forests and reservations.
Riders will enjoy cycling past more than 50 of Greenbelt’s protected properties, venturing into state forests, traversing Appleton Farms, ascending Sagamore hill for beautiful views, then returning to Cox Reservation for a BBQ and live music under the Big Tent.
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The event kicks off at Greenbelt’s Cox Reservation in Essex at 9 am on September 21. Proceeds help conserve the region’s farmland, wildlife habitat, scenic landscapes, and places for outdoor recreation.
Riders can register online by September 16. They may also register the morning of the event starting at 7:30am.
For Greenbelt members, registration is $155 and $175 for non-members with fundraising optional. Riders can also select the $50 fundraiser rate. Race day registration is $200.
The Title Sponsor of Tour de Greenbelt is The Institution for Savings. Major sponsors of the ride include Cell Signaling Technology, New England BioLabs, Mortgage Network, CycleVentoux and Connections Adventure Travel.
Greenbelt is grateful to several professional and staff photographers whose work is featured prominently within our website.
Thank you Jerry Monkman / ecophotography.com, Lynne Holton, Kindra Clineff, Adrian Scholes and John Raleigh.