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Letter: The cyclists couldn’t have felt more welcome

Editor, Gazette-Journal:

As director of the Tour de Chesapeake, I would like to thank the many amazing volunteers and organizations who took part in this 25th annual event as well as the County of Mathews, Mathews Visitor Center and Mathews Land Conservancy who have hosted and supported this event for many years.

This event financially benefits over 40 local civic and non-profit organizations, churches and tourism-related and general businesses in Mathews, bringing in thousands of dollars for these groups.

We welcomed just over 500 cyclists to the county this year, although the rain kept many from riding. From the Rest Stops to the Food to the Entertainment to the Activities provided, the cyclists couldn’t have had better! From the Safety Teams to the Signage Teams to the Monitors, the cyclists couldn‘t have been safer! From Tent City to the B&Bs to the Cottage Program, the cyclists couldn’t have been more comfortable and welcome!

Vincent Robinson, Ashton Denio and Cle...

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