Le Tour de Downbeach kick-starts summer season (VIDEO)

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Mike Carroll / The 14-mile ride started at Newport Avenue and the boardwalk in Ventnor. Mike Carroll / The 14-mile ride started at Newport Avenue and the boardwalk in Ventnor. Riders of all ages kick-started their summer Sunday, June 1 by participating in Le Tour de Downbeach, an annual family friendly bike ride and barbecue fundraiser that covers Absecon Island communities.

The event, which benefits local charities and is sponsored by Tomatoes Restaurant, is presented by the Ventnor Merchants Association, the Margate Business Association, the borough of Longport and the city of Atlantic City.

The 14-mile ride started at Newport Avenue and the boardwalk in Ventnor. Riders headed up the Atlantic City Boardwalk before turning around at the Showboat Hotel Casino, and riding to Longport Point, where they turned again ending at Tomatoes in Margate for a barbecue with music.


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