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SOMERVILLE, NJ – Competitive cyclists from throughout the world will again converge in central New Jersey Memorial Day weekend to compete in the 74th edition of one of America’s classic cycling events, the annual Tour of Somerville on Monday, May 29.
Re-branded as The Tour of Somerville Cycling Series, sponsors have extended racing over the course of three days, with racing events in Bound Brook on Saturday, May 27 and Raritan on Sunday, May 28.
The Tour of Somerville Cycling Series is promoted by Arts on Division, a Somerset County-based non-profit organizaton that encourages and supports all aspects of culture and the arts. Arts on Division donates a portion of the Tour proceeds to local nonprofit organizations.
Additionally, the Tour has secured Michael Malekoff as race director. He returns to Somerville as a long-time resident, former standout cyclist and, most important, a promoter of major national and international cycling events including state, national and international events like the U.S. national cycling championships, U.S. Olympic trials, the 1984 Olympic track championships and the 1986 World Cycling Championships.
The Tour of Somerville attracts thousands of spectators from the tri-state area each year and more than 600 competitive cyclists from around the world in various categories from Juniors, Masters, Women, Senior Men and Pro Men.
The featured event is the historic Kugler-Anderson Memorial 50-mile criterium, the nation’s oldest, major bicycle race. Named after two cyclists who won the first and second races in 1940 and 1941, they both gave their lives in World War II. To honor their memory and sacrifice, the race was named after them when it resumed in 1947.
More than a sporting event, the “Tour” has been described by Sports Illustrated, the New York Times and other media as a combined street fair, music festival, community expo and neighborhood lawn party all wrapped around the fast-paced, multi-lap competition through the streets of Somerville’s historic downtown.
Past competitors have included the likes of Tour de France winner Greg LeMond and Olympic gold medal speed skater turned cyclist Eric Heiden, as well as scores of national and world cycling champions; all have applauded the size and enthusiasm of the crowds lining the race’s course and the sense of community and history that defines Somerville.
For the second consecutive year, both men’s and women’s race participants will be competing for equal prize lists, the first national bicycle race to make parity a priority. In addition, a new “Kid’s Race” will be added where youngsters can compete for bragging rights and ribbons.
For more information about the Tour of Somerville Cycling Series, day-of activities, sponsorship or registration information; visit the website at www.tourofsomerville.org or send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Historic Downtown Somerville has become a hot spot as an event venue. Surrounded by towns such as, Basking Ridge, Bridgewater, Flemington and Warren, this location has become a very popular attraction for arts & crafts lovers.
In past years, exhibitors were delighted to see the number of visitors that came to the festival. As you stroll through Downtown Somerville, along with the original works of very talented artisans you will enjoy the backdrop of the wide variety of specialty retailers and unique shops that you just won’t see anywhere else. Many of the restaurants offer open-air seating, an area to listen to live music, as well as a “hands on” free craft section for the children (no rides or other festivities for kids are available).
Open 10AM-5PM, this event is juried and has approximately 100 exhibitors, all artists, crafters and photographers…approximately 60% are returning exhibitors.
ARTISAN & CRAFTERS
Many talented artisans, craftsmen and photographers will be displaying and selling a wonderful mix of quality contemporary crafts as well as fine art. There will be original handmade works such as oil and acrylic paintings, watercolors, sculpture, photography, pottery, jewelry, decorative fiber works, metal works, paper, stone, garden works and so much more. Some exhibitors will be demonstrating their craft. You can view photographs of the many exhibitors’ works on display at this fair and their websites.
Downtown Somerville features some of the best local gourmet restaurants in Somerset County. Many nights the streets are filled with locals and out of towners coming to Main Street to enjoy the wide variety of food establishments. In addition, this event will also have festival food vendors, food truck vendors serving such foods as gyros, chicken fingers, shish ka bob, french fries, baklava, zeppolle, carb cakes, kettle corn, sausage sandwiches, cheese steaks, funnel cakes, pretzels & fried oreos.
Stop by and enjoy the great line up of music we have in store for you throughout the day. Take a load off, have a seat and enjoy the talented musicians and singers we have lined up. The entertainment area is located by Alfonso’s Restaurant at 99 Main St.
There will be a free kids crafts table near the music area. There will also be a face painter set up in this area.
Sorry kids…no rides at the arts & crafts festivals.
Note: JC does have rides & more at JC’s regular street festivals. Look for JC events that feature a Kids Zone for lots of fun activities for the children. Check our event schedule for a listing of all our events.
There is plenty of shoppers parking located off of Bridge Street and West or East High Street and behind all of the stores along Main St.
This event is being hosted by the Somerville Business and Professional Organization. The SBPA is a private, non-profit voluntary membership organization comprised of business owners representatives, professionals, individuals and community groups whose primary goal is to make Somerville a better place for the public and it’s members to conduct business.
The association activities heighten the awareness of the public regarding the variety of shopping; dining and business opportunities available in Somerville.
This event is produced by JC Promotions, Inc. For information on exhibiting at this juried event please contact Cissy at 201.998.6311 or email@example.com.
JC is an event planning company that produces street festivals, arts & crafts fairs, vintage marketplace, flea markets and special events. If your group is interested in event planning or fundraising please call JC at 201.998.6311 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
To learn more visit J.C. Promotions