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Tour de Chesapeake returns this weekend

Mathews County, along with the Mathews County Visitor and Information Center and Mathews Land Conservancy will be teaming up to host this weekend’s 20th annual Tour de Chesapeake.

Cyclists from around the state and beyond will return to Mathews for a weekend of riding on the county’s flat, scenic roads. The event also includes food, music and “nice, down-home folks to help with whatever’s needed,” according to a release from the Tour de Chesapeake.

The county will welcome cyclists on Friday for check-in and registration at Thomas Hunter Middle School from 4 until 8:30 p.m. Entertainment will be provided by David Shuber and the new 20th anniversary TDC cycling jerseys, as well as 2018 T-shirts, will be on sale. Main Street merchants will be open late Friday for shopping. Cyclists may also check-in and register on Saturday from 7-10 a.m.

The supported ride will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, which includes maps, route signage, SAG (safety vehi...

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