Cycling Enthusiasts Take On the Tour de Woodbridge

The bike tour, which began and ended at The Club at Woodbridge, took riders throughout the township along a 30-mile course.

Cycling enthusiasts from Woodbridge and the surrounding areas gathered Sunday morning at The Club on Main Street to tackle the Tour de Woodbridge, a 30-mile bike tour through the township's many sections.

The tour - celebrating it's fifth anniversary - took the approximately 100 participants from the Club to Fords, Colonia, Iselin, Avenel, Port Reading, and Woodbridge proper.  The Tour was open to participants as young as 12 years old, and featured a shorter, 16-mile course for those not quite up to the 30+ mile challenge.

As they have in past years, Wegmans provided breakfast for the cyclists as well as snacks at the Tour's three rest stops to help the bikers power through the course.

The tour has had it's issues with weather in the past - three years ago, it was held in a torrential downpour; last year, unseasonably humid and muggy conditions made the ride less comfortable - but with temperatures in the low 60s and sunny conditions at the 9 am race time, the weather was perfect for an early Sunday bike ride through Woodbridge.

A portion of the registration paid by the cyclists was to be donated to the Semper Fi Fund in the memory of Corporal Kevin J. Reinhard, a Marine from Colonia killed in Afghanistan earlier this year.

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