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Tour de East Windsor
5 Mile, 5K, Other
Sun, Sep 28, 2014
East Windsor, CT
About This Activity
On Sunday morning, Sept. 28th, the East Windsor Lions Club will hold its 3rd Annual Tour de East Windsor – which will expand this year to a “Walk, Run, Ride For Sight.”
Your participation can help us have a successful event, which would translate to raising significant funds in the cause of saving eyesight here in Connecticut.
Since 1953, the East Windsor Lions Club and East Windsor Lions Charities have supported a variety of sight-related needs throughout the community, such as
Pre-School Vision Screenings Glaucoma Screenings
Large Print books for E.W. Library Eye Glasses for Needy People
CT Lions Eye Research Foundation Lions Gallery for the Sightless
The Tour de East Windsor was begun as a "Bike Ride For Sight" in September 2012 to provide funding for the CT Lions Low Vision Centers, which teach visually impaired persons new ways to utilize their remaining eyesight. They provide the necessary aids and devices that can increase independence and ease activities of daily living.
The first two years of the event has enabled us to raise close to $6,000 for the Low Vision Centers. The ride has grown from 30 riders the first year to 47 riders last year. Our hope is to have a 100% increase in bike riders this year, as well as a significant group of runners and walkers.
Event schedule and times
The 2014 “Tour de East Windsor” is a non-competitive event for bicyclists, runners and walkers to help support the sight-saving work of the Lions Club in East Windsor. All events will take place in the morning on Sunday, Sept. 28th.
Bike Riders choose rides of 5, 15 or 35 miles in length.
Runners follow a 5K (3.1 mile) route.
Walkers follow a 2 mile route.
Bike rides, run and walk take place over lightly-traveled back roads in East Windsor and Broad Brook, CT. Maps and cue sheets of the routes are available at www.ridewithgps.com/tourdeeastwindsor.
Refreshments will be available to participants prior to their event. Lunch will be provided to all participants after all events have concluded.