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100 Photos! 659 Cyclists 'Tour' Long Valley

Sunday morning event offered three courses for riders of all experience levels.

In its third cycle through Washington Township's winding, mountainous terrain, the Tour de Long Valley went off without a hitch, as 659 cyclists weaved their way through three different courses designed by the David D. Hammar Foundation, organizer of the event.

A 20-, 40-, and 62-mile course was available to cyclists, all of which kicked off from . Riders from as far north as Massachussetts and far south as North Carolina came out to participate in the event, according to David D. Hammar Foundation chairman Michael D. Savino. 

While the registration limit was 600 participants, Savino did not want to turn away late comers, resulting in an extra 59 riders. The event benefitted the Benevolence Association, , and the , which promotes bicycle safety.

Each of those organizations received $3,500 in proceeds from rider registration fees and donations to the event. More than 90 volunteers gave their time to help the event run smoothly. 

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Leah Korbel July 30, 2012 at 12:05 PM
WOW! That's a lot of bikers! Looks like it went great-
Eileen Stokes July 30, 2012 at 01:16 PM
I once again am so impressed at how the Hammar family has turned a personal tragedy into a fabulous safety awareness and positive community event.
Andrea Maletta-Bussel July 30, 2012 at 07:28 PM
This event keeps growing! Soooo cool!!! We are happy to be involved! Andrea, Director of Marketing at Restaurant Village
John August 01, 2012 at 09:56 PM
Without a hitch ???? It appears they weren't promoting bike safety while they were in Tewksbury, see story below published on nj.com http://www.nj.com/hunterdon-county-democrat/index.ssf/2012/08/young_tewksbury_woman_says_bic.html And how was this the tour de Long Valley when most of the "tour" was through Lebanon Twp and Tewksbury Twp in Hunterdon County????
Cannonball6 August 03, 2012 at 12:07 AM
John you are assuming that the riders involved were part of the organized ride. This may not be the case and you should reserve comment until you know that for sure. This ride and the course were approved by all police departments they passed through. The ride was spread out to provide the safest route for cyclists and cars. It is done this way for all major rides. This is an anomaly that is unfortunate, if proven to be accurate. I will let the police perform their investigation and then form my opinion. I suggest you do the same.

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