There’s always something going on in Rumson and Fair Haven. Yesterday’s 3rd annual Tour de Fair Haven was a great event, with over 400 cyclists taking part. The rolling, 3.1 mile course up and down River Road was an ideal venue for the second largest bike race in New Jersey. There actually were six races, ranging from 2 laps (6.2 miles) for Category 5 men to 12 laps (36 miles) for the professional category. The excitement started at 7 a.m. and lasted past noon.In addition there were free kids’ races
The tour is part of New Jersey’s Garden State Cup Cycling Calendar, and proceeds from the event benefit the 2012 Fair Haven Centennial celebration. Michael Halfacre, the mayor of Fair Haven, both welcomed the cyclists and the spectators and participated in one of the races (Cat5) as well. Pretty neat having professional bike racing in a small town like Fair Haven!