THE TOUR OF SOMERVILLE CANCELED DUE TO TROPICAL STORM
SOMERVILLE, NJ – In respect for the many families and individuals negatively impacted by the flooding resulting from Tropical Storm Ida, the 2021 Tour of Somerville will be canceled.
As families try to recover from the devastating floods and evacuations throughout Somerville and neighboring communities, it was determined that the races were not appropriate at this time and that the energy that would have gone into running the event be directed to helping neighbors in need.
“We have seen how the flooding has affected hundreds of families and in good conscience, we are not comfortable staging a bike race at this time,” commented Race Director Mike Malekoff.
Added Mayor Dennis Sullivan, “Somerville is experiencing ongoing evacuations and beginning a massive clean-up. As important as the Tour of Somerville is to our community, we have to direct all resources elsewhere.”
Added Malekoff, “We will be back on Memorial Day, 2022!”
WJW will have a tent on Main Street just before the finish line.
Any time during the day feel free to stop by the tent. We only have half a dozen volunteers, so if you are at the races, visit our tent. It is a perfect place to watch the race finishes!
Approximate location of WJW tent
8:30 am Race Course Closure
9:30 am first race
5:00 pm Race completion & Awards
Here is a PDF of WJW tent location, and local parking lots.
Tour of Somerville Labor Day.pdf
Any logistics problems you can text or call my mobile number.
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