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Raritan Borough Planning its Own Bike Race for Memorial Day

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RARITAN, NJ - In first efforts to move forward with the vision of the newly created events committee, Raritan is planning to join with Somerville and Bound Brook for its own Memorial Day Weekend bike tour.

According to Raritan Borough Council President Denise Carra, members of the events committee met with the organizer of the annual bike tour in Somerville, and decided that Raritan will host its own on May 28 (Bound Brook holds its own May 27, while the Somerville tour is May 29).

“Hopefully next year we will bring Bridgewater on board too,” Carra said. “Racers come from all over, and they want to make this a whole weekend, so we try to get them in multiple races.”

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Carra said Raritan is going to model its event after Somerville’s with six different races, though they may be shorter ones.

Carra said the Somerville committee will be planning the entire event, and the cost to Raritan will be paid by the recreation special account, not to exceed $10,000.

“We are hoping to get sponsors so that maybe there will be no cost to the borough next year,” she said. “But the time frame is so quick this year.”

The money, Carra said, will be used for pre-marketing, insurance costs and prizes for racers. The special account already has about $60,000, she said, so there is more than enough to cover this.

“We have the events committee, and so that’s what we’re trying to do, have events,” she said.

More information about the event will be forthcoming as the date gets closer.

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