The fun begins on Sunday, August 29th, when the Tour of Somerville kicks off with the Tour of Somerset County, a recreational ride to celebrate cycling and the end of the pandemic. The first race is the following Saturday in Easton, September 4th, with a farmer’s market, a family fun bike ride, followed by professional bike racing in the evening. On Sunday, September 5th, the races move to Basking Ridge kicking off with a kid’s race, with afternoon bike races. On Monday, Labor Day, the Tour of Somerville will host the 77th annual race, oldest bike race in the U.S. Along with bike races, enjoy loads of entertainment, activities, great restaurants and demonstrations. On Division Street see live local music acts from New Jersey. Performances begin at noon. At the Court House, kids can participate in live entertainment, have their faces painted and enjoy a variety of sports demonstrations. Labor Day is the Tour of Somerville festival day and it’s all happening in downtown Somerville.
Sports Festival & Kid’s Activities
Main Street & North Bridge – Across from the Somerville Court House
12 to 4 PM
- Martial Arts
- Face Painting
- Arts & Crafts
- Street Performers
- Fitness Spin Class
- Division Street Mall Main Street 12 to 4 PM
Day-by-Day Schedule of Events
Tour of Somerset County
8:00 AM Start
NEW EVENT. The Tour of Somerville is offering a non-competitive recreational public bicycle ride on Sunday, August 29th as part of the Tour of Somerville Labor Day weekend events. The Tour of Somerset County, sponsored by Atlantic Health Bridgewater Pavilion, is a relaxed bike ride on back country roads through scenic Somerset County with rest stops in Somerset County parks. Known as the “Main Street” of Somerset County, Somerville is home to more than fifty restaurants, and is hosting the start/finish of the bike ride on the Division Street Mall. The Tour of Somerville, and the funds raised through the Tour of Somerset County, is committed to promoting both racing and recreational cycling in New Jersey.
For registration information: CLICK HERE
Easton Twilight Criterium
4:00 – 9:00 PM
The excitement kicks off in Easton, Pennsylvania with the Lehigh Valley Health Network Easton Twilight Criterium. The largest community hosting a Tour of Somerville Cycling Series race and the first time racing under the downtown street lights. The morning starts with the Easton Farmer’s Market, the oldest open-air market in the country. After the market, citizens can join a recreational bike ride on the closed race course prior to the bike racing. Easton features a vibrant downtown area with multiple shopping and dining opportunities, so expect a huge evening crowd. Easton and the Lehigh Valley is no stranger to bike racing as it hosts a velodrome in Trexlertown, considered the top bicycle track racing facility in North America.
For more information CLICK HERE.
Basking Ridge “Greg Cordasco” Criterium
6:00 – 9:00 PM
For close to 30 years, Basking Ridge, a historic town located in central New Jersey, hosted a bike race organized by Liberty Cycle and it’s owner Greg Cordasco. With Greg’s tragic passing in 2018, the future of the race was in question, but through a partnership with the Tour of Somerville Cycling Series, Basking Ridge will be able to continue this annual tradition. It is a picturesque bedroom community that offers a scenic weekend trip to walk through the quaint local downtown. The race to be named in honor of Greg, will be known as the Basking Ridge Greg Cordasco Criterium Bike Race. A featured part of the annual race is the kid’s bike race that attracts several hundred participants.
For more information CLICK HERE.
Family Fun Ride
8:30 AM – 9:15 AM
Get your bikes ready, as the Tour of Somerville opens with a family ride on the historic race course as streets are closed and the families tour downtown Somerville . The ride is open to all local citizens and there is a minimal fee which supports the Somerville Recreation Department. For registration information contact the Somerville Recreation Department.
Tour of Somerville
9:30 AM – 5:00 PM
The historic, Tour of Somerville, the oldest bike race in the U.S. begins it’s 77th year. Featuring top cyclists from around the world, more than 500 cyclists will compete in a variety of race categories. The morning begins with Junior men and women races followed by a variety of amateur races for seniors and masters. The feature races take place in the afternoon with the professional women and men events. The Mildred Kugler 25-mile race women’s race starts at 2:30 pm. The Kugler-Anderson 50-mile men’s race starts at 3:30 pm with top professional men cyclists.
To see race schedule CLICK HERE.
Tour of Somerset County
Welcome to the Tour of Somerset County, a multi-distance recreational bike ride through scenic Somerset County. Sponsored by Atlantic Health Bridgewater Pavilion, this is a fantastic opportunity to join the Tour of Somerville’s production of a recreational bike ride that is professionally managed visiting a variety of Somerset County Parks.
Easton Family Fun Ride
Get your bikes ready, as the Easton Twilight Criterium Bike Race opens with a family ride, brought to you by Bicycling Magazine, on the downtown Easton race course as streets are closed and families can ride with no automobile traffic. The ride is open to all local citizens and there is a minimal fee which supports the Easton Recreation Department.
Basking Ridge Kid’s Race
Here’s your chance to race down Main Street (S. Finley Ave.) of Basking Ridge on the home straight of the bicycle race course. Open to all kids 17 and under. Bring your own bike as kids drag race for 200 yards to the finish line. As part of the event, see the top professional cyclists race all afternoon on the short one-mile race course.