May 27, 2020

Evelyn Stevens to join Vista Tour de Shoreline Bike Event

Vista Vocational & Life Skills Center, Inc. will be holding its 2nd annual, Tour de Shore Cycle Event, on Sunday, Oct. 17, and will include rides of 60, 40 or 25 miles (see below).  Rides will start and end in Westbrook Center and will pass through several scenic shoreline towns including Essex and Deep River.    Last year’s event was attended by more than 100 participants.  Joining the 60 mile ride this year will be two celebreties, Evelyn Stevens and Bjorn Selander.

Evelyn Stevens is the women’s racing phenomenon who has rocketed from a desk job on Wall Street two years ago to the national Time Trial Championship this year and a leading place on the world’s best bicycle team, HTC Columbia.  She will be just back from the World Championships in Australia.

Bjorn, winner of the Junior and U23 national cyclecross championships, this year raced on Lance Armstrong’s Radio Shack team.

The rides will pass through some beautiful Connecticut back roads and small towns and provide breathtaking shoreline views.  All riders receive cue sheets and route maps.  Sponsorships are available and can be viewed on the Tour de Shore website at    

Entertainment and a delicious barbecue will be provided after the ride for all participants.  There will also be raffle prizes.

Call Susan Bradley at Vista for registration information – 203-318-5240 ext. 228 or register on line at  or  Net proceeds from this event will benefit the programs and services for the students and members of the Vista community through the Vista Endowment Fund.

Cycle Routes:

60 Mile Route

40 Mile Route

25 Mile Route