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400+ cyclists expected for Tour de Chesapeake

More than 400 bicyclists from across the state and beyond are coming to Mathews this weekend to enjoy riding on the county’s scenic, flat roads in Saturday’s 19th annual Tour de Chesapeake.

As of Monday, 338 cyclists had registered, with that number expected to rise as the event gets closer, according to Tour de Chesapeake director Lynda Smith Greve.

The bike tour is presented by Riverside Walter Reed Hospital, as well as Diana Burton and Bernadette LaCasse of IsaBell K. Horsley Real Estate, Chesapeake Bank, and Mathews Economic Development Authority. 

Check-in and walk-up registration will be at Thomas Hunter Middle School from 4-8:30 p.m. Friday and 7-10 Saturday morning. The supported ride will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, with routes taking cyclists to Mobjack, Bethel Beach, New Point Lighthouse and Gwynn’s Island, totaling over 100 miles.

Cyclists can enjoy homemade breakfast items at THMS on Saturday and box lunches will be offered at Will...

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