Join in the Tour de Scranton

Featured — By on April 15, 2009 at 11:05 am

Discover your inner Lance Armstrong during the sixth Tour de Scranton, scheduled for Sunday, April 26.

The Tour de Scranton bike-a-thon benefits the Erin Jessica Moreken Drug & Alcohol Treatment Fund which helps young people find treatment for their drug and alcohol addictions. The event is an annual non-competitive bike ride for riders of every age and skill level.

Riders have a choice of five different routes:

  • Beginner Course – Approximately 5.5 miles; 10:30 a.m. start.
  • Intermediate Course – Approximately 15 miles; 10:30 a.m. start.
  • Advanced Course – Approximately 32 miles; 10 a.m. start.
  • Distance Course – Approximately 46 miles; 10 a.m. start. This course has 1,800 feet of climbing in the 25 miles to Forest City High School.
  • Metric Century – Approximately 65-mile loop; 10 a.m. start. Scranton to Forest City then around Elk Mt. and back to Scranton on back country roads.

Anyone can take part in the event. You can register online or download a pledge sheet and start collecting pledges. Pledges should be turned in by April 20 and riders who secure $50 or more in pledges are eligible to win a bicycle, which will be awarded at the conclusion of the ride.

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