Tour d'Orange


Event Date

Sat, Sep 19, 2015


Hillsborough, NC

About This Activity

Ride rolling hills in Orange and Alamance counties. This ride benefits the National Foundation for Transplants (in honor of Glen Newhart; Durham primarily and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society of the Greater Carolinas.

  • Start is in downtown Hillsborough
  • Century and 57 mile routes roll out at 9 am (7.5 hrs; closes at 4:30 pm).
  • Riders will be stagged according to riding speed; 17 & up 1st, 15-17mph 2nd, rest behind.
  • We would like to minimize accidents, so PLEASE adhere to these rules.
  • Inexperienced riders should not mix with the faster riders ie. 17 mph & up; group riding skills are essential.
  • The 16 & 34 mile routes roll out at 9:30 am.
  • Point out all hazards, follow the law and wear a helmet.
  • No talking on cell phones as you ride. Pull over and take/make the call.
  • Register for $20 thru 7/18, $25 thru 9/5/15, $30 thru 9/17 & $35 day of onsite.
  • Also Radius Pizzeria & Pub (112 N. Churton St.) is offering a lunch box for $10; available at the start/finish location. Please order prior to 9/17/15.

Yum, Maple View Farms Ice Cream after the ride!

Roads marked (& signs if they stay put!). The Triangle Radio Amateurs will SAG riders (bring your cell phone). Plenty of fruit and food at rest stops. A bike mechanic will be there to assist you at the start and first rest stop @ mile 16.

Ample free parking close by at the parking deck next to Weaver St. Market just off Churton St, downtown Hillsborough.

Thank you for supporting the NFT and MS Society. Glen Newhart and his family need to raise $35,000 before he can get his heart transplant. You can donate directly online to his cause and it is a tax deductible contribution. Send me an email receipt and you can ride for free if it is $50 or more.

Recruiting volunteers;; MS credit only for rest stops, loading a van and photography. The focus is on raising more for Glen's cause. Ride free for help with registration, sweeps or parking.

Ride ends at 4:30 pm. Rain or Shine. No cancellations.

Bikefest was Saturday, August 8, join the great ride and support Bike causes.  Come on back and ride Tour d'Orange. Same start/finish location for both, but different roads.

Note this is not a race though the search engine only allowed this categorization. It is a bike tour.

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