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2019 Tour de Red Rose

 

The LBC Tour de Red Rose returns July 6th 2019 for it's 12th season. This popular club event mirrors the Tour de France and features 20 rides that will challenge your cycling skill and endurance.

 

Here are the important details to know about our event:

 

  • The tour consists of 20 club rides over a three week period : July 6th – July 28th

  • All rides will have a common starting point on a particular day

  • Rides will take place in a variety of locations throughout the county, please see our ride schedule or meetup for more details.

  • Weekend rides start at 8am and will have short and long distance options

  • New this year will be the option to ride Sunday afternoon @ 1PM for those with morning commitments. 1 PM Rides will be Show 'N Go (unless someone steps up to lead a ride) Punches for Tour credit will be available from 12:45 to 1:00 PM.

  • Weekday rides (Monday-Thursday) will start at either 8am for the morning ride or 6PM for the evening rides.

  • Weekday rides are show and go, the sweeps (last riders) will leave promptly at 8am and 6pm.

  • Weekday rides will vary in difficulty and generally mirror what is taking place in the Tour de France. As in the past optional Hilly rides will be offered on days the Pro Riders are in the Mountains.   
  • Friday is our designated rest day.

  • This years Tour Rides are open to everyone, but only registered LBC Members can win prizes. 

Become a Lancaster Bike Club Member: Join LBC!

Registration for this fun event will be $25 which gives you the opportunity to win fabulous prizes based on the amount of rides you complete. All riders are encouraged to participate in the Tour even if they do not wish to win prizes, but only LBC Members who register for the Tour will be eligible to win prizes. Your registration fee is refundable if you volunteer to help at the LBC Covered Bridge Classic ride in August. You may also choose to forgo your refund so your fee can be used by the club to serve our community.

You can register for the Tour over on the Events Page:  Register Now

Prizes:

19-20 Rides Completed:  2019 TdRR Short Sleeve Jersey
15-18 Rides Completed:  TBD
10-14 Rides Completed: TBD

To earn a prize you must register for the event and have your TdRR card punched before each of the rides you take part in. More details will follow as we get closer to the event. The 2019 Jersey design and additional prizes are still being planned. If you have suggestions for prizes or would like to help with the design of this years jersey please contact me at tdrr@lancasterbikeclub.net.

Any event of this size requires a lot of volunteers and we will once again depend on our members to keep our event running smoothly. Your service can even earn extra ride punches simply by signing up to sweep one of our weekday rides (2 per time slot) or you can pre-ride any of the weekday rides for an extra punch.

Please see our volunteer section for available openings:   Volunteer For The Tour! 

 

Be sure to check Google Groups, this website and Meetup for updated information on this year's Tour.

 

Don't miss out on this popular and fun event!

See you on the roads in July.

Michael White
TdRR Director



 

Adopt a Highway

The Adopt-a-Highway program was started back in 1992 by Harry Campbell [deceased] as a way for our club to give back to Lancaster County. We are expected to clean up Columbia Ave. from Donnerville Rd. to Rohrerstown Rd. 3 times a year. PA DOT supplies us with gloves, reflective vests & trash bags.

Ice Cream Lovers Ride

As featured in Bicycling Magazines best ride for PA. On this 40-mile route, you can find killer ice cream at Bird-in-Hand Bakery (12 miles), Lapp Valley Farm (23 miles), and Oregon Dairy (36 miles), where scoops are sized calf, heifer, or cow.

Out of Area Rides

Suburban Cyclists Unlimited (SCU) maintains a great list of out of area rides. You can view that list by clicking here.