SOMERSET, NJ - Hundreds of cyclists from around the area are expected to help fight hunger in the 31st edition of what has become a community tradition, the annual Tour de Franklin. 

The event serves as the Franklin Food Bank's biggest fundraiser, will kick off at Franklin High School on April 26. 

“The Tour de Franklin is a community event, so we strive to have rides for all levels of cyclists so that everyone can have a memorable day,” Lisa Frey, Tour de Franklin Chairperson said in a news statement. 

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Cyclists can choose from multiple rides varying in levels of difficulty - including the 62-mile, 40-mile, 25-mile, 10-mile, 1-to-5-mile walk or ride, and a 5-mile and 10-mile ride along Somerset’s scenic D&R canal.

Ride and walk start times are staggered throughout the morning, with cyclists and walkers returning to the High School for a community lunch at the end of their ride. Breakfast and snacks are also available.

Register before April 1 and receive a free t-shirt, TAP here for details, cyclists who raise $150 or $300 receive special black T-shirts.

This year, Unlimited Biking is Tour de Franklin's official bike rental partner, will rent you a bike and deliver it to you on the day of the Tour. Bikes must be rented online prior to the day of the tour. Rent A Bike Here!

Learn more about the Franklin Food Bank and the Tour de Franklin at franklinfoodbank.org and Like the Tour De Franklin of Facebook.

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