Thirteen Villages, One Community!
A 20 mile bicycling tour of all 13 of Newton’s villages
The Third Annual Tour de Newton will take place on Sunday, June 21, 2015.
The annual Tour de Newton is a great event for kids, adults, and casual bicyclists. The ride starts simultaneously in all 13 villages. You’ll be riding with your village neighbors and have a trained leader/sweep to guide you. The 20 mile, 13 village fun ride stops at each of Newton’s villages, where you’ll be welcomed with refreshments, a village badge, and an overview of the village by the locals. Ride the whole 20 mile loop, or just a few villages, whichever you like. It’s a great fun way to see and learn about the whole city.
For 2015 we’ve added two new routes! For less experienced riders, we have the Petite Tour, a 5 mile Tour starting and ending near Mason-Rice School. For more experienced riders who want to move a little faster, we have the Contra Tour, starting and ending in Newton Centre, and going in the opposite direction from the other 14 tours. All ride start times are 9:30 sharp. Please arrive by 9:00am to check in!
If you are registering more than two people in a family, you will save money by registering as a family. Please register ALL participants. (e.g., infants must be registered, even if riding in a child seat, for liability reasons.) When you register as a family, the next page will ask for a “team” name; just use your last name to make it easy for ride leaders at check-in. You will also need to fill out a full registration for each participant.
There is no charge for children under 3. Children 3-12 pay the child rate.
All participants must also “sign” a waiver electronically; a parent or guardian must initial for anyone under 18. (We apologize in advance for the length of this process, especially for families.)
Don’t forget to choose a shirt size!
If you are a ride leader or sweep, do not click the ordinary registration link. You will register separately.
Check out NewTV’s story on the June 2014 Tour de Newton!
(click image to open NewTV coverage)
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