TOUR POSTPONED UNTIL POSSIBLY MARCH 2022.
It is with a great deal of regret that the Hammond Kiwanis Club has decided to postpone the 2021 Tour de Tangipahoa bicycle ride until possibly March, 2022. After considerable discussion our board of directors decided that it was in the best interest of our members, and most especially our riders, that we reschedule “the tour.” Additionally, there was still some uncertainty whether or not we would be able to use the excellent facilities on the campus of Southeastern Louisiana University.
We are back! The covid pandemic is in the rear view mirror and once again wheels will be rolling at the 28th Annual Hammond Kiwanis Club’s Tour de Tangipahoa scheduled this year for Saturday, September 18. We look forward to once again welcoming your participation because we think you will greatly enjoy the ride. We also believe that you will take “pride in the ride” with the realization that when you participate in the Tour, you help our club in its efforts to enhance life for all in the community.
We have been sponsoring this great event for more than a quarter-of-a-century! Keeping up with our tradition, the Tour will again begin at the University Center on the campus of Southeastern Louisiana University. The 60-mile ride will depart the Center at 7:30 a.m. and the 30-mile ride will roll at 8:30 a.m. Enclosed is the latest registration form. We ask that you take the time to review this information and, above all, submit your registration form in the very near future.
We sincerely believe that we have provided a great ride over the years. We constantly hear good things about our Tour from past participants and that encourages us to keep trying to make it even better. All of the rest stops will be fully stocked with water, sports drinks, candy and fruit. Bathroom facilities will be available at each stop. A pastalaya lunch awaits the riders at the tour’s conclusion.
This year’s Tour is special for our Kiwanis members because we are dedicating the ride to two of our members who passed away since the last Tour: Paul Marek and John Pearson. Both were retired officers in the U.S. Army and both were dedicated Kiwanians and community leaders.
This year’s ride will follow our traditional route with which veteran riders are familiar. The route is well marked with signs and maps will be provided to all riders. We will have a professional cycle mechanic available to assist you should you need such services. The Tour is an excellent tune-up for future rides in the region.
Through your riding in the Tour de’ Tangipahoa the Hammond Kiwanis Club can continue to do the good works for which Kiwanis is so well known. We look forward to your anticipated participation this year and we can’t wait to see you. We also ask that you pass along this message to your cycling friends.
If you have any questions, please feel free to call me at (985) 507-7312 or e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org . You can also check out our web site at: www.hammondkiwanis.org . We look forward to hearing from you and to serving as your host at the Tour de Tangipahoa on September 18.
Judy Couvillion, Chairman
2021 Tour de Tangipahoa
Thanks to TANGIPAHOA PARISH CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU and ALBERTSON’S for their continued support of the Tour de’ Tangipahoa
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