METAIRIE, La. – Registration for the Jefferson Chamber of Commerce’s annual bicycle ride through Jefferson Parish is open now. Whether you’re an experienced rider or enjoy leisurely family bike rides, Tour De Jefferson, presented by Laitram, has something for you. Early bird registrants can take advantage of a 15-percent discount through Friday, September 23.
Riders for the 16th annual event will meet Sunday, October 23 at the Estelle Playground (5801 Leo Kerner, Lafitte Parkway, Marrero) for kick-off at 7:30 a.m.
Participants can choose between four different cycling routes at distances of 11 miles, 19.7 miles, 31 miles and 50 miles. This event is a social ride for cycling enthusiasts of all experience levels through Jefferson Parish.
“We are thrilled to offer the community a fun, safe and family-friendly bike ride through the scenery of Jefferson Parish,” said Ruth Lawson, Jefferson Chamber President. “It’s a great kick off to the Fall and a unique way to experience the scenery of Louisiana’s heartland!”
The goal of this ride is to enhance the awareness of what Jefferson Parish has to offer. Proceeds from this event will help fund the Jefferson Chamber’s efforts in advocacy and quality of life initiatives.
“I’ve watched Tour de Jefferson grow into one of the largest outdoor community events Jefferson Parish has to offer, and I’m extremely proud to continue supporting this tradition,” said Ricky Templet, Jefferson Parish Councilman-At-Large, Division A. “North to south, our parish comprises a very diverse landscape, and this event is a terrific showcase of the West Bank’s beauty.”
The event is open to the public. Registration and details are available on the chamber website here.
For additional sponsorship information, please contact Melissa Chesterman.
About the Jefferson Chamber:
The Jefferson Chamber celebrates its 25th year as a leading voice for Jefferson Parish’s business community in 2022. 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 Five-Star Accredited by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and was awarded the 2013, 2015, and 2019 Chamber of the Year Award by the Louisiana Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives in the Large Chamber Category.