Mathews County is the new host of the annual Tour de Chesapeake, now in its 14th year. Cyclists from across the state and beyond will be in the county on May 19 and 20 for a weekend of flat scenic cycling, delicious local food, music, and local volunteers helping with whatever is needed, according to event director Lynda Smith Greve.
Originally hosted by Bike Virginia, the tour will welcome cyclists on Friday evening for check-in and registration at Thomas Hunter Middle School, event headquarters on Church Street. Tour merchandise will be on sale, the Mathews Visitor Center will be open, and the Mathews Film Society will show a movie at 7 p.m. on the third floor of the Halcyon Building on Court Street.
The supported ride will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 19. It will include route signage, safety vehicles, bike repair services, and fully-stocked rest stops.
There are four concise routes throughout the county, each starting at headquarters. They take cyclists...
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