Chamber of Commerce Sept/Oct 2011
Get Ready to Ride—Tour de Jefferson ‘11
Brad Grundmeyer, Jefferson Chamber of Commerce
October 23, 2011 will mark the 5th Annual Tour de Jefferson bike ride.
The Jefferson Chamber of Commerce organizes the Tour de Jefferson to enhance the awareness of quality of life amenities and recreational venues in Jefferson Parish with a healthy, fun, family friendly event.
Last year’s ride included 650 riders, great food, fabulous entertainment and a wonderful ride through 45 scenic miles of western Jefferson Parish. With interest increasing each year, we are expecting at least 750 participants in 2011.
We have listened to the comments of past riders and have made some fantastic changes that will make the Tour a better ride for all. We are introducing a new “circular” route that offers three distance options for riders. The route offers riders a chance to see and enjoy Bayou Segnette, the Mississippi River Trail, the brand new Parc de Familles, the historic Town of Lafitte, Jean Lafitte National Park and more.
The Tour de Jefferson draws regional support from all age groups and offers reasonable sponsorship levels for exposure at the Parish’s premier quality of life event. We have various levels of sponsorship available, from the leader “Presenting Sponsor” to the “Fin du Tour.” All include complimentary registrations and t-shirts.
For more information concerning registration, sponsorships, route maps and contacts, please visit www.tourdejefferson.org. You can also “like” the tour de Jefferson facebook page to stay up to date with current info about the Tour and to see pictures from past rides! ◗