September 26, 2021
Westfield Train Station, North Avenue Parking Lot
Tour de Westfield
Sunday, September 26, 2021
Join us for the Tour de Westfield, our first-ever resident community biking event on Sunday, September 26, from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM. Activities include a two-mile family bike parade led by the Westfield Police Department, a WPD Bike Safety Rodeo, the Tour de Tots activity for younger children on tricycles, and a Safe Bike Check hosted by Jay's Cycle Center.
The festivities kick off at 10:00 AM at the North Side Train Station Lot with music by DJ Alan Keith Entertainment. The police-led parade will start and end at the North Side Train Station at 11:00 AM -- please plan to arrive by 10:30 to line up! All children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
If you can't join in the parade, be sure to cheer on the participants along the bike route! The best spot for a spectacular show will be on East Broad, Elm or Quimby Streets.
Westfield youngest riders can register for Tour de Tots, where participants will ride around a track as they learn how to make turns and stop all while facing fun obstacles. For those who don't yet ride a bike but want to participate in the fun, this is the activity for you! Bring your tricycle or scooter (no bikes), or use one that will be provided for you. There will be a limited number of slots for this event -- be sure to register participating children for a 15-minute time slot. Parents must accompany their child and cannot leave any child unattended.
Participants can also vie for a chance to win a $100 gift certificate to a Westfield business by decorating bikes in the Bling Your Bike Contest. Or, compete to win $150 towards an ice cream or pizza party at a local eatery when registering for the Bike Parade using a team name -- the largest team to enter and participate wins!
Make the day complete by visiting the shops and eateries in Downtown Westfield! A bike corral will be staffed so that attendees can store their bikes and enjoy the downtown.
Schedule of Events:
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM: WPD Bike Safety Rodeo, Tour de Tots, Safe Bike Check, Bling Your Bike Contest
10:15 AM: Bling Your Bike Contest Winners Announced at DJ Booth
10:30 AM: Line up for Bike Parade
11:00 AM: Two-Mile Police-led Bike Parade
Register early through your Westfield Recreation Department account. Registrations before September 21 will receive a free t-shirt at the event on a first come, first served basis.
This event is part of Westfield's first-ever Green Energy Week, and is brought to you by the Recreation Commission & Department, in collaboration with the Westfield Police Department, Green Team, Bicycle Advisory Board, BRAKES Coalition & Downtown Westfield Corporation.