Tour de Grace is on, rain or shine

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TOWNSHEND — Registrationis now open for the annual Grace Cottage Tour de Grace, scheduled for Saturday, June 27, rain or shine.

For physical distancing, the event has a different route this year. Start and end any time between 8 and 10 a.m., at Grace Cottage Family Health & Hospital, 185 Grafton Road. This year's 15-mile route goes along Route 30 from Townshend to Jamaica, partly on backwoods trails and dirt roads (see website for details). Helmets are required, and mountain bikes are recommended. Rest stops with water and snacks will be offered along the way and at the end. Return to Grace Cottage to celebrate your accomplishment.

Can't make it to Townshend that day? You can do a virtual Tour de Grace on your own. Sign up via and organizers will send you a bib to wear. Send in your photo with your bib number and bike, and organizers will post it in the 2020 Tour de Grace photo album Facebook.

Register at Pre-registration is $30 per rider; $40 after June 25 and on the day of the event. The first 100 riders get a Tour de Grace performance t-shirt (T-shirt not included for virtual riders).

For more information, email or call 802-365-9109.



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