Register for the Tour de Crème

Mar 20, 2017
Photo by: Georgia Sparling Cyclists approach the end of the Tour de Crème.

Mattapoisett — Get ready to kick off the summer with a day of ice cream and bicycle riding in Mattapoisett and surrounding towns for the second annual Tour de Crème, sponsored by the Mattapoisett Land Trust and the Friends of the Mattapoisett Bike Path. The event will be Sunday, May 21.

Featuring scenic bicycle rides of 11, 19, 25 and 50 miles with two to five stops at participating creameries, this family-friendly event has rides for cyclists of all levels. The creamery tours start at Mattapoisett Town Beach between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., rain or shine.

The rides end between 1 and 3 p.m. at Munro Preserve at the head of Mattapoisett Harbor. Here, by the water, there will be lobster rolls and hot food, cold beverages, more ice cream and live music at the post-ride party.

As part of the event, participants are asked to support a rail trail connection to Marion and the conservation of the Old Hammond Quarry off Mattapoisett Neck Road. The goal is to raise $10,000.

Non-cyclists can volunteer. Helpers will receive a T-shirt and can join the party after the ride.

Participation is limited and advance registration is required. The fee is approximately $1 per mile, and there are discounts on the 11- and 19-mile tours for families of up to four.

Registration is now open. Visit for complete details, route maps, volunteer signup and registration details.

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