Benefits the Fair Haven Centennial Celebration and Bike Safety Programs

Over $10,000 in Prize Money for Racers

FAIR HAVEN - Tour de Fair Haven, presented by The Foundation of Fair Haven, USA Cycling Federation (USCF) affiliate Cycles 54 and ForeFront, Inc., in partnership with the Borough of Fair Haven, is an exciting and competitive event for cycling enthusiasts. The date of the race is Sunday, Aug 12th, 2012.

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Racers participating in the 2011 Tour de Fair Haven.  Photo credit: Amanda Lynn

Tour de Fair Haven is expected to draw 400+ cyclists. The event includes festive activities for kids of all ages and their families. Six races will follow the 3.1 enclosed course, which begins at the Fair Haven Fire Department on River Road in the center of town.

The first race begins at 7:00 a.m., a Kids Race at noon, followed by the Pro Men’s Race, the main event of the day. Get a free cowbell to cheer on the racers, while they last, donated by Coastal Decor.

New this year, prizes will be awarded for best house decorations along the race route and for best tailgate. Local residents are encouraged to throw a party on their lawn and tailgaters are welcome to congregate at the Youth Center on Third Street.

This year’s Tour de Fair Haven ranks among one of the East Coast’s best races in a downtown setting. Racers will compete for $10,000 in prize money, and the event is expected to draw some of the best cyclists in the region.

“What has become ‘New Jersey’s Shore Toughest Race’ for the riders has become one of the most entertaining sporting events for spectators,” says Fair Haven Councilwoman Susan Sorensen, who is also a member of the Foundation for Fair Haven.

“This event benefits the Fair Haven Centennial Celebration,” adds Sorensen, “which is hosting a year-long calendar of special events to mark the 100 year milestone of Fair Haven’s incorporation, and will also help fund bike safety programs for local residents.” Sponsors include Saker ShopRites, ForeFront, Inc and Circle BMW.

Registration deadline is August 9. For registration, directions and more information, visit www.tourdefairhaven.com