Tour de Tuckahoe gets rolling Sunday

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Cyclists start the Tour de Tuckahoe at Amanda’s Field in 2013. Cyclists start the Tour de Tuckahoe at Amanda’s Field in 2013. PETERSBURG – The Greater Tuckahoe Area Merchants Association’s will hold its fifth annual Tour de Tuckahoe bike ride on Sunday, May 4 at Amanda’s Field in Petersburg.

Last year, more than 260 cyclists came to the area to participate. The tour’s longest event, a 62-mile ride, took cyclists into Cumberland County to the East Point Lighthouse and back.

Participants can also compete in a duathlon. Participants run two miles, bike two miles and run two more miles.

The tour is not a race but a ride for fun. Money raised supports the Greater Area Tuckahoe Merchants Association (GTAMA) scholarship fund.

Cyclists have the choice of a 16-mile ride, a 40-mile ride or a 62-mile ride. The duathlon starts at 8:30 a.m. and there is a mass start scheduled for 9 a.m. Same day registration starts at 7:30 a.m.

Route sheets will be available at the registration table. Parking is free at Amanda’s Field.

Early registration includes a free T-shirt.

There will be entertainment, food and prizes, including a raffle for a new Fuji Sportif 1.1 road bike.

Organizers said thousands of dollars worth of giveaways will be handed out, including bikes and gift baskets from local merchants. There will be a free breakfast and lunch for all riders.

The event is co-sponsored by the Tuckahoe Bike Shop and the GTAMA.

For more information and to register, visit .

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