Register for the ‘Tour de Creme’ bike ride
MATTAPOISETT — On Sunday, May 21 the Tour de Crème bike ride returns to the South Coast for its fifth year.
After three years hiatus due to the pandemic, the Mattapoisett Land Trust and the Friends of the Mattapoisett Rail Trail are running this event once again.
Cycle from Mattapoisett through Rochester, Marion, Fairhaven, Freetown and Acushnet, stopping for a free scoop of ice cream at creameries all along the routes. Register and choose between an 11-, 25- and 42-mile ride; the longer you ride, the more ice cream you’ll eat.
Afterwards, riders join the post-ride party at Munro Park in Mattapoisett for even more ice cream, food, live music and cold beverages. This is not a race and riders of all ages and abilities are encouraged to participate.
This year, organizers are excited to involve new creameries and business owners. The West Island Creamery in Fairhaven, a newer establishment under experienced ownership, is joining the Tour for the very first time and The Country Whip Creamery is also joining the Tour, under the new management of local restauranteurs in Rochester.
Registration is now open until May 15 and rides fill up quickly. Visit tourdecreme.org to register and learn more.
Not interested in riding? There are different volunteer opportunities available; visit the volunteer page of the website to sign up. Fundraising is also encouraged for riders and non-riders alike.