JEFFERSON PARISH, LOUISIANA
October 14, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TOUR DE JEFFERSON SOCIAL RIDE TO TAKE PLACE ON SUNDAY, OCT. 18
Parc des Familles closed on Oct. 18 until 12 p.m. due to Tour De Jefferson
METAIRIE, LA – The Jefferson Chamber will host the 14th Annual Tour de Jefferson, presented by Laitram, on Sunday, October 18 at Estelle Playground in Marrero. The ride returned to the West Bank last year after being held on the East Bank for two years. The goal of this family-friendly biking adventure and festival is to continually enhance the awareness of quality-of-life amenities, recreational venues, and the Bicycle Master Plan in Jefferson Parish.
Due to the ride, Parc des Familles will not open until 12 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 18. The ride will start in Estelle Playground at 7:30 a.m. and will offer riders 50, 31, 19.5 and 10.5 mile routes to choose from. Scenic rest stops will be available along the routes equipped with energizing snacks and drinks. The ride will finish back in Estelle Playground where riders will enjoy refreshments and beer.
Social distancing measures will be in place. Riders are required to wear masks during the ride line-up while everyone is in the same area. Once riders are out on the route with adequate space between them and fellow riders, they will be able to take their mask off.
The cost for an adult rider is $50 through October 16; youth (ages 5-17) registration is $20. Registration is available the day of the event at an increased rate. Military, first responders & police will receive a 20% discount on registrations for the Tour de Jefferson (those that qualify and would like to register should enter the code COMMUNITY20 at checkout). For more information or to register, visit tourdejefferson.org.
For more information about Jefferson Parish, visit www.JeffParish.net. Residents can also receive regular updates by following the Parish on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (@JeffParishGov) or by texting JPALERT or JPNOTICIAS to 888-777.
Jefferson Parish Public Information Office
1221 Elmwood Park Boulevard, Suite 1002
Jefferson, LA 70123
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Gretchen Hirt Gendron, PIO