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John E. Jackman Tour de Mansfield

 


 

Registration is now open!

 
     
 

ABOUT THE TOUR

The John E. Jackman Tour de Mansfield is a family-oriented activity to encourage exercise through cycling, bring awareness to the scenic beauty of Mansfield’s villages,* draw attention to Storrs Center, and bring the community together around a social and recreational activity.

 

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

 
     
  ABOUT JOHN JACKMAN
The Tour is named in honor of former Fire Marshal and Mansfield resident John E. Jackman. John served the Town of Mansfield twenty-seven years, was an avid cyclist, and was instrumental in creating the Tour de Mansfield. He was always pleased to see so many cyclists participate in this event. John's passion for bicycling inspired many to start riding and through the Thread City Cyclers club, he made many deep and lasting friendships.            

John died peacefully at home on August 8, 2013 at the age of 58 after a long battle with cancer. In naming this event in honor of John, we celebrate his contributions to cycling and the Town of Mansfield.

 
     
 

CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE

This year's participants can choose from the following options:

40-Mile Expert Ride
Our longest route takes cyclists all over Mansfield, on scenic back roads and brief stints on state routes. The 40-Mile ride begins at 8:00 AM.

20-Mile Challenge Ride
This route is a great option for getting a taste of Mansfield's historic charm while getting to sleep in a little more - This ride begins at 9:30 AM.

Click here for a printable map and turn-by-turn directions of the 20-Mile and 40-Mile routes.

NEW 7-Mile Campus Cruise
Our new Campus Cruise is great for more 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 new bike lane on Discovery Drive, which travels through UConn's new Tech Park. The Campus Cruise starts at 10:00 AM.

For all of these routes, we suggest that participants have road-riding experience. All participants must wear a helmet and follow the rules of the road. All of the roads are open to regular traffic, so caution is advised. Older children with road riding experience are welcome to ride with an adult.

Click here for a printable map and turn-by-turn directions of the 7-Mile Campus Cruise.

 
     
  JUST FOR KIDS!           

Children are invited to take part in our Bike Rodeo! Learn about bicycle safety and basic riding tips, then test your new skills on our obstacle course. The Bike Rodeo is recommended for children 10 and under and is free!

While the Bike Rodeo is free, registration is strongly encouraged. Registered participants receive lunch.

 
     
  VOLUNTEERS NEEDED            

If you would like to participate by 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 lunch.

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact the Mansfield Downtown Partnership office (email or call 860.429.2740) for more information.

 
     
 

REGISTRATION
Registration for the 11th Annual John E. Jackman Tour de Mansfield is now open. The registration fee is $30, which includes ride support, snacks, and lunch. The first 100 riders will receive a commemorative t-shirt.

Registration is available online or in-person at the Mansfield Community Center. Register by Wednesday, June 15 and save $5!

     - Registration: Participants Age 18+: $30 (after Wednesday, June 15, fee will be $35) (Code 190001-A)
     - Registration: Participants Age 18 and under: Free! (Code 190001-B)

For questions specifically about registration, please contact the Community Center (860.429.3015).
For general questions about the Tour de Mansfield, please contact the Mansfield Downtown Partnership (860.429.2740) 

 
     
 

2016 SCHEDULE

 7:00 AM: Check-in Begins
8:00 AM: 40-Mile Expert Ride Begins
9:30 AM: 20-Mile Challenge Ride Begins
10:00 AM: 7-Mile Campus Cruise Begins
10:00 AM: Bike Rodeo Opens
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM: Lunch

 
     
 

*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.

 
     

  

 

Thank you to our 2016 Sponsors!

GOLD

      

 

  SILVER
The Merchants at Storrs Commons

 

BRONZE

Grounding Touch Therapeutic Massage

Milrick Lawn Service & Garden Center

 

 

 Interested in sponsoring the Tour de Mansfield? Contact the Mansfield Downtown Partnership today!
 
 
 The John E. Jackman Tour de Mansfield is presented by:
 Mansfield Community Center  Town of Mansfield Mansfield Downtown Partnership