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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