Thirteen Villages, One Community
A 20 mile bicycling tour of all 13 of Newton’s villages
Registration for the June 15 (Father’s Day) Tour de Newton is now open!
Please show up at your start location at 9:00am for a 9:30 start.
Tour de Newton has a modest fee this year to cover expenses (but the t-shirts and buttons are free for participants!) Adults can register for $10, children for $5, or families (up to 7 people) for $25.
Every participant–even infants in carriers–must be registered in order to participate.
Look carefully at all the start locations and route (below) before registering; you will choose a start location during registration. There is a 35 rider limit for each start location; it would be wise to have a backup location in mind, in case your first choice is full. (We are willing to make start location changes for those who make an error, but please keep in mind that with several hundred participants, re-registering people could get overwhelming for our small cadre of volunteers. Please don’t switch locations lightly!)
You will have a chance to choose a t-shirt size for each participant you are registering; a wide range of sizes is available.
Route – Tour de Newton -13 villages (19.8 miles)
Download the GPX file from DropBox!
There may be a few minor adjustments to the route before the ride date.
A NEWTON CENTRE N Centre Green to Chestnut Hill BC McElroy Commons (1.03 mi)
Route: Langley Rd to Beacon St. Left on College Rd to McElroy Commons lawn, on right
B CHESTNUT HILL McElroy Commons to Newton Corner Jackson Homestead (3.4 mi)
Route: Right on College Rd, Left on Commonwealth Ave Carriage Lane, Right on Centre St, Left on Church St, left on Washington St. to Jackson Homestead, on right
C NEWTON CORNER Jackson Homestead to Nonantum Coletti-Magni Park (0.76 mi)
Route: Right on Washington S, right on Jackson St., left on Pearl St, left on Green St, Right on Chapel St, Left on Watertown St to park, on right
D NONANTUM Coletti-Magni Park to Newtonville Senior Center (0.94 miles)
Route: Right on Watertown St, Left on Walnut St (across Washington St) to Senior Center rear patio, on right
E NEWTONVILLE Senior Center to West Newton Harris Cyclery (1.25 mi)
Route: Left on Highland Ave, Right on Lowell Ave, Left on Washington St to Harris Cyclery on right
F WEST NEWTON Harris Cyclery to Auburndale Auburndale Library (1.5 mi)
Route: Right on Washington St, Right on Elm St, Left on Webster St (becomes Wolcott St), Left on Lexington St, Right on Commonwealth Ave swing lane to Carriage lane, Left at Melrose St to library, on right.
G AUBURNDALE Auburndale Library to Newton Lower Falls Community Center (1.5 mi)
Route: Left on Auburn St, Right on Grove St, Right on Central St, Left on Hancock St, merge right on Grove St to Lower Falls Community Center, on right.
H NEWTON LOWER FALLS Community Center to Waban Waban Library (1.96 miles)
Route: Right on Grove St, Right on Hagar Street, Left on Concord St, Left on Washington St, Right on Beacon St to Waban Library, on right.
I WABAN Waban Library to Newton Highlands Hyde Center (1.5 mi)
Route: Left on Woodward St, Left on Lincoln St to Hyde Center, on right.
J NEWTON HIGHLANDS Hyde Center to Newton Upper Falls Depot Café Patio (1.4 mi)
Route: Left on Lincoln St. to Eliot MBTA station, cross tracks, left over foot bridge, left on Route 9 sidewalk, left on Margaret Rd, Right on Eliot St, Left on Oak St to Depot, on left
K NEWTON UPPER FALLS Depot Café Patio to Oak Hill NSHS (2.4 mi)
Route: Left on Oak St, Cross Needham St to Christina St, Left on Goddard St, Cross Winchester St to Rachel Rd, Right on Dedham St, Left on Parker St, Right on Wheeler Rd, Halfway around circle onto path to end, right on Brandeis Rd to NSHS, on right
L OAK HILL NSHS to Thompsonville Bowen School (1.51 mi)
Route: Left on Brandeis Rd, Right on Adeline Rd, Left on Hagen Rd, Right on Parker St, Right on Walter St, Left on Jackson St (turns to right), Left on Cypress St to Bowen School, on right
M THOMPSONVILLE Bowen School to Newton Centre N Centre Green (0.90 mi)
Route: Right on Cypress St, merge with Parker St, Right on Centre St, to the Green, on right