With more than 1,000 expected to participate in the annual CT Challenge Bike Tour on Saturday, traffic may be tied up on local Connecticut roads, leading to delays for motorists.
Cyclists will kick off the event at 7:45 a.m. on Saturday morning, with participants competing in a 10, 25, 50, 75 or 100-mile route. The event starts and finishes at the Fairfield County Hunt Club in Westport In total, 1,004 riders have registered among 122 teams..
The Westport Police Department issued an advisory, warning that motorists can expect to see a large volume of cyclists between 7:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. in the area. The most impacted roadways will include Long Lots Road, North Avenue and the North Avenue extension.
During the course of the event, motorists can expect delays and potential road closures in the area.
According to organizers, “The CT Challenge bike ride is the main source of funding for the nonprofit organization Mission. Mission is dedicated to helping the 15.5 million cancer survivors in Connecticut and throughout the U.S. rebuild, improve and prolong their lives through exercise, nutrition, mind-body health and community-building support programs.”
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