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2020 Tour of Somerville Cancelled!

A new reality has come to America with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) impacting our communities and daily lives. The Tour of Somerville (Tour) is no exception as we address the many challenges of hosting an event during a global pandemic.  Since last year the Tour has been preparing to host the 80th anniversary with races in local Read More...


John Chiselko Passes Away

John Chiselko, Tour of Somerville winner passes away from complications of the Coronavirus. He was 83. Chiselko is the only Somerville resident to win the Tour in 1954 as a 17-year old high school senior. He is the youngest winner of the Tour, a record that still stands today. He was also a junior national Read More...

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76th Annual Tour of Somerville – May 27

Bicycle racers from as far away as California, Texas, Canada and Australia are expected to compete in the Memorial Day running of the 76th “Tour of Somerville on May 27. America’s oldest, continuously run bicycle race is a series of races that will attract top amateur and professional cyclists from throughout the world, as well Read More...

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Tour of Somerville, a Memorial Day Tradition

SOMERVILLE – As they have for 75 years, thousands of biking enthusiasts gathered on the curbs along Main Street and other Somerville streets to witness bike races in the Tour of Somerville on the last Monday of May. This Memorial Day tradition, which started in 1940, stops for no man or woman, although races were suspended Read More...

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Winner of Somerville Sprints Hits 50 MPH at Finish Line

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Two Pennsylvania-based track cyclists won first place honors at the men’s and women’s Main Street Sprint races Sunday night, a prelude to Monday’s 75th Tour of Somerville. James Mellen, the current men’s national sprint champion from Schenecksviile and Sophia Shuhay, a multiple-time junior gold medalist bested more than 40 riders racing in Read More...

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Van Gilder, Arana Win Bound Brook Cycling Races

BOUND BROOK, NJ – Laura Van Gilder of Cresco, Pa. sprinted away from a three-rider breakaway to win the 20-mile women’s race at the Bound Brook Criterium today, a prelude to Monday’s 75th Tour of Somerville. Masha Schneider of Guttenberg, NJ was second and Dori Buckenthal of Glenwood, Maryland placed third. The 54-year-old Van Gilder, Read More...


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