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To celebrate both National Bike Month & Hampton Bike Month, the city of Hampton, in partnership with Oozlefinch Craft Brewery, Sentara Healthcare and the Peninsula Bicycling Association, bring you Tour de Fort!
Explore the fort and surrounding areas by bicycle with trained ride leaders from the Peninsula Bicycling Association. With rides ranging from 3 miles to 20 miles, there is a route for everyone. All rides will end at Oozlefinch Craft Brewery. Pre-registration has ended, but you may register on site May 21.
Registration & check-in will begin at 2 p.m., with groups leaving in 10-15 minute intervals. (Route descriptions below.)
Parking: Please park in lots adjacent to the Oozlefinch Craft Brewery (not their actual parking lot) or use the Fort Monroe Community Center parking.
Bicycles: A small number of bicycles will be available for public use. They are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Otherwise, please expect to provide your own bicycle.
Helmet: Per the Hampton City Code, all particpants under the age of 14 must wear a helmet. We strongly encourage all participants to wear a helmet.
More questions? Consult www.hampton.gov/bikewalk or email Alison Alexander (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Routes and distances
20-Mile Ride (2.35 pm): B Pace (15 mph) — This approximately 80-minute ride will tour Fort Monroe, ride up Mallory Street to Buckroe Beach, and tour through Fox Hill before returning. Some experience riding and a moderate fitness level are recommended.
15-Mile Ride (2:25 pm): C Pace (12 mph) — This approximately 75-minute ride will tour Fort Monroe, ride up Mallory Street to Buckroe Beach, and return to the fort. This is a good pick for someone who is just beginning with longer-distance riding.
Casual Ride (2:45 pm): This 7.5-mile ride will last about 45 minutes and is for those who want to get out and enjoy the Sunday afternoon but aren't overly interested in breaking a sweat. The route stays entirely on the fort. Bring on the beach cruisers.
Family Ride (3:00 pm): This 3.5-mile ride will last about 45 minutes and will travel at a pace perfect for those who want to introduce their families to cycling. The route stays entirely on the fort. *Please remember Hampton City Code requires helmets for children under 14 years old.*
History Ride (2:15 pm): Interested in the history at Fort Monroe more than a long ride? This ride is for you. The National Park Service will be providing docents at designated stops to give you all the best information.
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