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John E. Jackman Tour de Mansfield

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The Mansfield Downtown Partnership, Mansfield Community Center, and Town of Mansfield hosted the 14th Annual John E. Jackman Tour de Mansfield on Saturday, June 8, 2019. See photos from this year's Tour here.



The John E. Jackman Tour de Mansfield offers a fun way to explore Mansfield's historic villages,* scenic roads, and new downtown! Choose from three different routes around town, all of which begin and end at the Mansfield Community Center. Enjoy riding around Mansfield at your own pace, and build camaraderie with fellow cycling enthusiasts while sharing a group lunch following the rides.


The Tour is presented annually by the Town of Mansfield, Mansfield Downtown Partnership, and the Mansfield Community Center.


 *The Town of Mansfield's historic villages are: Merrow, Mansfield Depot, Mansfield Four Corners, Storrs, Gurleyville, Hanks Hill, Wormwood Hill, Mount Hope, Chaffeeville, Eagleville, Spring Hill, Atwoodville, Chestnut Hill, Mansfield City, Mansfield Center, Mansfield Hollow, Perkins Corner, Ridges, and Conantville.

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Choose from three fun options:

7-Mile Campus Cruise
The Campus Cruise is great for novice or casual riders and for checking out what's new at UConn. This route will follow the Town's bike path on Separatist Road and the bike lane on Discovery Drive, which travels through UConn's new Tech Park. All riders will begin the 7-Mile Campus Cruise together at 10:00 AM and then ride at their own pace.

20-Mile Ride
This route is a great option for getting a taste of Mansfield's historic charm. All riders will begin the 20-Mile together at 9:30 AM and then ride at their own pace.

40-Mile Ride
Our longest route takes cyclists all over Mansfield on scenic back roads and brief stints on state routes. All riders will begin the 40-Mile together at 8:00 AM and then ride at their own pace. Please note: This route includes approx. 0.5 miles of unimproved road.

Things to know before you ride:

  • For all of these routes, we suggest that participants have road-riding experience.
  • All participants must wear a helmet.
  • All participants must follow the rules of the road.
  • All of the roads are open to regular traffic, so caution is advised.
  • The 20-Mile and 40-Mile routes feature a mix of local roads and a few brief stints on state routes.
  • Older children with road riding experience are welcome to ride with an adult.

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  2019 SCHEDULE:

7:00 AM     Check-in Begins

8:00 AM     40-Mile Ride Begins

9:30 AM     20-Mile Ride Begins

10:00 AM   7-Mile Campus Cruise Begins

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM     Lunch

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Registration is required to participate in the John E. Jackman Tour de Mansfield. Registered riders receive snacks, ride support, and lunch. The first 100 riders to sign in on the day of the event receive a commemorative t-shirt!

  • Register by June 5: $30
  • Register after June 5: $35
  • Children under 18 ride for free (registration required)

Participants can register online or in-person at the Mansfield Community Center prior to the day of the event. Same-day registration (in-person only) is also an option.


To register online, click here and then select "Family & Special Events" from the menu at left. Follow the prompts.


For questions about how to register, please call the Community Center (860.429.3015)

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Free parking is available at the Mansfield Town Hall. Participants are encouraged to carpool when possible. 

There are two lots at the Mansfield Town Hall. One lot is located between Town Hall and E. O. Smith High School and is accessed from Storrs Road/Route 195. Park in the section closest to the Town Hall and follow the walkway to the Community Center.

The second lot is located between the Town Hall and the Community Center and is accessed from South Eagleville Road/Route 275. Please park in the areas closest to the Town Hall. The Community Center will be open for regular activities during the event.

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If you would like to participate but are unable to ride, consider volunteering at the event! Volunteers assist with set-up and registration, staffing rest stops, lunch service, and clean-up. Volunteers receive a t-shirt and refreshments. Please contact the Mansfield Downtown Partnership for more information (via email or call 860.429.2740). 

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For more information about the 14th Annual John E. Jackman Tour de Mansfield, please contact the Mansfield Downtown Partnership (call 860.429.2740 or email us).

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Thank you to our 2019 Sponsors!

      2019 GOLD SPONSORS    
      2019 SILVER SPONSORS      

Grounding Touch Therapeutic Massage

Holiday Hill Day Camp

Mansfield OB/GYN Associates

The Merchants at Storrs Commons

      2019 BRONZE SPONSORS      

Bike Mansfield

Redfin Real Estate

Spring Hill Inn

Stone Arches Bed & Breakfast


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 The John E. Jackman Tour de Mansfield is presented annually by: