METAIRIE, LA – The Jefferson Chamber will host the 13th Annual Tour de Jefferson, presented by Laitram, on Sunday, October 20 at Parc des Familles with a new route along the West Bank. This is the first year since 2016 that the ride will be held on the West Bank of Jefferson Parish, and the first time the ride will begin at Parc des Familles.
The ride will start in Parc des Familles at 7 a.m. and will offer riders 62 (100K), 31, and 15 mile routes to choose from. The new routes include riding along Lapalco, Nicolle and Barataria Blvds. Scenic rest stops will be available along the routes equipped with energizing snacks and drinks. View the turn-by-turn directions HERE.
The ride will finish in Parc des Familles, where riders will enjoy food, drinks, live music by Sweet Crude and fun at the LiveWell Fin du Tour party, which is free and open to the public from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
A general admission rider is $50 through October 18 at 5 p.m. and includes a t-shirt, finisher medal, refreshments, beer and fun at the LiveWell Fin du Tour Party. A VIP rider is $125 through October 18 at 5 p.m. and offers front of the line starting position and private catered lunch in addition to the perks of a general admission rider. Registration is also available the day of the event for an increased cost.
The ride is produced by Premier Event Management, an industry leading endurance sports production company specializing in running, triathlon, and cycling events. The goal of this social biking adventure is to continually enhance the awareness of quality-of-life amenities, recreational venues, and the Bicycle Master Plan in Jefferson Parish.
Special thanks to Tour de Jefferson Route Sponsor, Atmos Energy, for sponsoring a safe and scenic route for the riders.
For more information or to register, visit tourdejefferson.org.
About the Jefferson Chamber:
The Jefferson Chamber is a leading voice for Jefferson Parish’s business community. As a non-profit, membership-driven organization, the Chamber is an effective advocate for small and large businesses at the local, state and federal levels. The Chamber’s mission is to work for the advancement of the business community; to enhance the economic, civic and cultural environment; and to improve the quality of life in Jefferson Parish. The Jefferson Chamber is Four-Star Accredited by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and was awarded the 2013 and 2015 Chamber of the Year Award by the Louisiana Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives in the Large Chamber Category.