March 30, 2020

Connecticut River Bike Tour for Valley-Shore YMCA

The first annual Saybrook Point Bike Tour and Walk benefiting theValley-Shore YMCA and LiveStrong will be held Saturday, Oct. 2, starting at the Fort Saybrook Memorial Park in Old Saybrook, and passing through the towns of Essex, Deep River and Chester along the Connecticut River

Registration begins at 9 a.m. and participants can choose between a 50K bike tour, a 10K bike tour or a 5K walk.  

The 50K bike tour will begin at the Memorial Park in Old Saybrook and will pass through the towns of Essex, Deep River and Chester along the Connecticut River, returning to Saybrook Point with spectacular views of Long Island Sound at the finish.  Riders can also opt for a 10K ‘loop’ around Saybrook Point taking in the same wonderful views.

The third option is a 5K walk that will begin at Fort Saybrook and cross South Cove to the picturesque Borough of Fenwick before returning to the park.

This family oriented event will provide important cancer awareness information from health professionals as well as highlighting southeastern Connecticut’s first cancer survivors’ fitness program called Hope Is Power.

Register online at (keyword: Saybrook PT) or for more information, visit, or call (860) 399-9622.

Hope Is Power is a new program run by Valley-Shore YMCA that is designed to help cancer survivors regain their physical fitness and sense of well being. A twelve week session is currently underway and a new session will begin in September. The program includes cardiovascular, strength and relaxation techniques to combat the effects of cancer treatment. The program is open to all adult cancer survivors, and is free of charge. Proceeds from this event will benefit The Lance Armstrong Foundation and Valley-Shore YMCA, both 501 (C) (3) charitable organizations.