Arts & Entertainment

Close to 700 Riders Take to the Streets for 15th Annual Tour de Elizabeth

80dde32410c9d81d9fcf_IMG_8022.jpg
Close to 700 Riders Take to the Streets for 15th Annual Tour de Elizabeth Credits: Kathy Lloyd
80e425a874c4d5066c2b_IMG_8019.jpg
032b58515f1b09bef2c3_75844ec60c1af6b0a1ae_IMG_2012.jpg
21207c9de5a2ee344641_IMG_2013.jpg
fc58aa47bb9bfa745429_IMG_2011.jpg
dc373860d21305c4bd98_IMG_8024.jpg
d40b5eee2697d6b042fd_IMG_8035.jpg
76086da184faa5d2eaf6_IMG_8025.jpg
08e81da4761761ddd9a6_IMG_8033.jpg
a26b7aa3434143354aec_IMG_8026.jpg
953d0dbeff2bc5b63ca2_IMG_8027.jpg
f30d19620573f59e4719_IMG_8028.jpg
9379dafafdd1a743185e_IMG_8029.jpg
fcbb6052091e5ed241be_IMG_8030.jpg
f1fb55889d4ff1262575_IMG_8031.jpg
060f0a41f74a3662fde9_IMG_8032.jpg
79fa06ee9a5fefcb2c45_IMG_8034.jpg
288b503854f896ccce96_IMG_8036.jpg
1a49d17cf9078aa1de2f_IMG_8051.jpg
2317f3b55f9ed3854492_IMG_8052.jpg
fed89b11bf5691170109_IMG_8053.jpg
06ffd8ddc4cf9c9c376f_IMG_8057.jpg
e72428d8db3829a95e65_IMG_8058.jpg
ad96eaac48624d16b7b0_IMG_8059.jpg
4606a2896cfcd9d80921_IMG_8061.jpg
50ee3e43841bb140b259_IMG_8062.jpg
fac9f9fc6a7b665afa91_IMG_8063.jpg
d02e0aec6b6df28f7d0c_IMG_8064.jpg
f38e5a8cd0e47692f758_IMG_8065.jpg
15e356376ef61f3f3108_IMG_8066.jpg
80dde32410c9d81d9fcf_IMG_8022.jpg

ELIZABETH, NJ - Approximately 700 cyclists of every skill level took to the streets for the 15th annual Tour de Elizabeth that rolled throughout the city on Sunday morning. 

This year’s tour that is open to all ages, was a 15-mile recreational tour of the City of Elizabeth’s historic neighborhoods, beginning and ending at City Hall.

Members of the Elizabeth Police Department were on hand to escort cyclists on a route with rolling intersection closings and assist where needed.

Sign Up for E-News

Highlights of the event can be viewed below.

Elizabeth is a destination City which boasts of great history, cuisine, and diversity. Groundwork Elizabeth and the City help to organize the Tour, assisted by the Elizabeth Destination Marketing Organization, the Bicycle Committee, and the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders are all working with the City to promote the theme and the Tour. 

The event site hosted many vendors, nonprofit organizations and for the first time, it featured a Wellness Center on the plaza in front of City Hall, courtesy of the City of Elizabeth’s Health and Human Services Department. 

Part of the proceeds will be donated to the nonprofit organization Groundwork Elizabeth, whose mission is to build more sustainable communities. For more information, contact Groundwork Elizabeth at 908-289-0262. 

TAPintoElizabeth.net is Elizabeth’s free daily news source. Sign up for our daily eNews and follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TAPElizabeth and Twitter @TAPElizabeth. 

Download the TAPinto App!   Click here for Android.  Click here for iOS.

 

TAP Into Another Town's News:

Sign Up for E-News

Elizabeth

Happenings this Week in the City of Elizabeth

June 19, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ - Do you what is happening this week in Elizabeth? Here is a list by Mayor Bollwage’s office of events happening around the City.

Tuesday, June 19 - Completion Ceremony 

(11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., 40 West Jersey Street, Elizabeth) - The completion ceremony of the NJ Youth Corps of Elizabeth at the Union County College Kellogg Building. 

Wednesday, June 20 - ...

Make Music Roselle Park Lineup Includes Rock Bands, Singer-songwriters, Free Harmonica Lesson

ROSELLE PARK, NJ - The lineup for the first-ever Make Music Roselle Park will include two rock bands, a pair of singer-songwriters, a free beginner harmonica lesson and more.

The event being held on June 21, Make Music Roselle Park is part of Make Music Day, a global music celebration that takes place on the summer solstice each year and brings people of all ages and skill ...

Freeholder Board Announces Launch of Free Farmers’ Market Vouchers for Seniors

ELIZABETH, NJ - The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders has announced that the annual Farmers’ Market voucher program for seniors will begin again this summer. Starting on June 25, income-eligible adults age 60 and up can receive a total of $25 in free vouchers to purchase fresh produce at designated Farmers’ Markets throughout Union County.

The total of $25 is provided in $5 ...

Charges Pending Against Roselle Man Found with More than 40 Dogs Living in Squalor

June 20, 2018

ROSELLE, NJ - A Roselle man will be charged with multiple criminal offenses after more than 40 dogs were discovered living in severely unsanitary and inhumane living conditions in his home last week, according to the Union County Prosecutor’s Office and New Jersey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA).

According to the authorities, members of those two agencies, the ...

Gov. Murphy still pushing a millionaire's tax, won’t say when he'll sign sports betting, weed bills

June 11, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - With a showdown on the state budget looming just 22 days away, Gov. Phil Murphy today re-emphasized his call for a tax on the state’s wealthiest households while hoping to avoid another shutdown of state government.

“Do I still want a millionaire’s tax? The answer is ‘yes,’ “ Murphy said at a press conference at the John ...

Get Empowered to Help Prevent Suicide

June 9, 2018

Over the past week social media and the news have been filled with stories and articles encouraging people to seek help if they’re in emotional distress. There have been countless articles about the need to break the silence around the topic of mental health and suicide, and I am encouraged by the support people are extending to others.

Often, the death by suicide by prominent ...

Friends of the Library Book Sale Continues

June 21, 2018

The Friends of the Union Public Library are continuing their book sale through until Monday, July 16th, 2018 at the Main Library and Vauxhall Branch.  The sale features items for both adults and kids and includes DVDs and CDs as well as books. Patrons can buy a Friends bag for $10 at the Reference Desk and fill it, or they can purchase items individually.  The Friends of the Union ...