The Greenbelt Tour will take place on September 17

Attendees at a previous event. Photo by David Alden-St. Rock

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ESSEX – Cyclists wanting to visit as many Greenbelt properties as possible in one day can sign up for this year’s Tour of the Greenbelt.

The event will take place on September 17 and there are four different routes of 25, 40, 50 and 100 miles each.

“Cyclists will enjoy the routes that wind through scenic Essex County landscapes, passing more than 50 forever protected properties,” Greenbelt said in a statement. The organization has protected over 18,500 acres of land.

Rides are untimed and the 40-mile course is a “gravel-crushing” ride “suitable for cyclists with the right bike, which includes off-road excursions in protected forests and reserves.”

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The event begins at Greenbelt’s Cox Reservation, 82 Eastern Avenue in Essex, September 17 at 9 a.m.

Post-ride festivities include food from A&B Burgers (pre-ordered menu selection), drinks from Bent Water Brewing and music from Northwest Fox in the big tent.

Runners can pre-register at The registration day will also be open the morning of the event, from 7:30 am.

The primary sponsor of the 2022 Greenery Tour is the Savings Institution.

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