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May 11, 2016
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Tour de Lyme 2016

Join Us for the Tour de Lyme, May 15, 2016
Ashlawn Farm, Lyme

This year, the-e-list is teaming up with Niantic Bay Bicycles for the Tour de Lyme! Join the Niantic Bay Team and ride any of the Tour de Lyme routes from the 8-mile Family Ride to the 60-mile Challenge, plus take advantage of these lovely bennies: organized training rides, VIP bicycle mechanic service, an invite to the VIP tent at the event for last minute bicycle love, tweaks, adjustments, or simply to air up your tires. Gather at the tent post ride for cold beverages (yes, adult ones, too!), socialize, lick our wounds and make new friends! Get kitted out: E-list readers take 20% off any in-stock accessories including helmets, cycling clothing (I suggest shorts if you don’t already have them!), lights, spare tubes, bags, computers, nutrition and so much more. You don’t have to join the team to receive the discount. Discount valid through 5/14/16.

Even though I only get on my bike once a year and ride the 25 mile route very slowly (stopping at every rest tent for snacks and a view), I LOVE this event to benefit the Lyme Land Conservation Trust. Help preserve the bucolic fields and farm land of Lyme, while having a blast of a ride and a fantastic food truck picnic after.

Hope you’ll join us and Niantic Bay for an epic event!
To join the Niantic Bay Bicycles team (and get the benefits above), click on The Chasers on the drop down team menu on the Tour de Lyme registration page and use password: butch1. 
Questions? Email me.

 

Bikes-For-Kids Teams Up With Tour de Lyme:
Bikes for Kids is a CT charity that collects, refurbishes, and distributes bikes of all sizes to needy families primarily in the inner cities of New London, New Haven, Middletown, and Hartford.
The Tour de Lyme is sponsoring it’s third annual used bike collection. Check your garages, basements, or barns for those old bikes of all sizes. Bikes for Kids has an immediate demand for 200 bikes for RACE4Chase a triathlon for kids, sponsored by the CMAK Sandy Hook Memorial Foundation, offered through 14 CT YMCAs.

 Bikes can be donated three ways:
Home Pick-Up: call 860-388-2453
General Public Drop Off: May 9 to 21, 2016 ● At Reynolds Subaru, 268 Hamburg Road, Lyme
Tour de Lyme Rider Drop Off:  May 15, 2016 ● for Tour de Lyme Registered Riders ● At Ashlawn Farm Parking Lot, 78 Bill Hill Road, Lyme
Find our more about the tour and register here: www.tourdelyme.org
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