A SouthCoast Bike and Ice Cream Extravaganza!
Third Annual Tour de Crème will be held Sunday, May 20, 2018.
On Sunday May 20, 2018, the Mattapoisett Land Trust and the Friends of the Mattapoisett Bike Path will once again host the popular Tour de Crème, a fundraising event combining the SouthCoast’s fabulous cycling with a selection of its best ice cream shops along the route. Approximately 300 cyclists and 80 volunteers participated in last year’s event. If you want to see how much fun we had in 2017, check out the pictures on our Facebook page. Also, you can view a video of last year’s Tour de Crème by clicking below.
If you rode or volunteered last Spring, we hope you will participate again. If you are new to this event, welcome. Get ready for a fun time! Registration for the rides will begin on March 15th. And remember to register early since this popular event does sell out. Volunteers can sign up now on our Volunteer Page.
We want the Tour de Crème to be a good time that showcases land conservation and rail-trails here in Mattapoisett. It’s also an opportunity to raise funds for projects that benefit everyone in the area. It’s completely voluntary; we hope you’ll take on the challenge.
Our goal is to raise $16,000 in total. While corporate sponsorships and registration fees enable us to reach approximately half of that goal, we are hoping that Tour de Crème participants will help us raise the other half of the goal — $8,000 — from their family and friends. All net proceeds from the 2018 Tour de Crème will be split 50/50 between the Mattapoisett Land Trust and the Friends of the Mattapoisett Bike Path.
This year the Mattapoisett Land Trust will use their portion of the Tour de Crème proceeds to help maintain and expand hiking trails on their properties and the Friends of the Mattapoisett Bike Path will use their portion to help build a section of bike path to connect Mattapoisett to the Marion bike path.
You can donate or set up a fundraising page on our Crowdrise site. If you would rather donate by check, make out a check to the Mattapoisett Land Trust, P.O. Box 31, Mattapoisett, MA 02739. Please write “Tour de Crème” in the memo line of the check so we can be sure the proceeds go to the right projects. Thanks!