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Downtown Basking Ridge Gears Up For Annual Labor Day Bike Races

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The Olde Mill Inn Tour of Basking Ridge bike races return to downtown Basking Ridge on Labor Day, Sept. 4. Pre-registration is required for Adult and Junior Races as well as the Children's Races. Credits: Courtesy of Liberty Cycle
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BERNARDS TWP., NJ - The 23rd annual Olde Mill Inn Tour of Basking Ridge bike races, along with this Labor Day's childrens' bicycle races, are scheduled for this Monday, Sept. 7 in downtown Basking Ridge. The races are an end-of-summer tradition in the township.

Pre-registration is required for both the childrens' and adult races, which will take place on a circuit route looping along South Finley Avenue and other roads in the downtown area.

The professional Olde Mill Inn Tour, with races for adults and young cyclists age 10 and older, will  begin at 7 a.m. with the Masters 55-plus category.

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The Olde Mill Inn Tour is presented by Liberty Cycle, located at 107 S. Maple Ave. in Basking Ridge. Online registration must be completed by competing racers by 3 p.m. Eastern Time on Sunday, Sept. 6.

There will be no race-day registrations for the professional races, according to the event listing on the BikeReg website. Check-in for those races, with fees ranging from $10 to $30, and prizes of $500 to $1,000 in merchandise, begins at 6:15 a.m. on race day. The final citizens' race will award medals.

Pre-registration for free childrens' races

Pre-registration for the kids races for ages three to four (training wheels allowed), up to the age 11 to 12 age category, must be made through the Bernards Township Parks and Recreation department's webpage, by mail, or in person at the recreation department office at the municipal building at 1 Collyer Lane, Basking Ridge.

Online registration for the kid's races can be made through 10 a.m. on race day, Sept. 7.

However, in-person or mail-in registrations to the Parks and Recreation department must be received by the time the office closes at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 4, according to the recreation department. The department's phone number is (908) 204-3003.

All childrens' races will be along a straight sprint on South Finley Avenue. No balance bikes, tricycles or push bikes will be permitted in the race.

All riders are required to wear bicycle helmets, according to the recreation department. All bicycles also must pass a safety check at the starting line before each heat. Bicycles may have multiple gears and any wheel diameter.

The childrens' races begin at noon. Rain or cancellation notices will be posted on www.bernards.org if necessary.

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