About 30 people participated in the inaugural Tour De East Windsor to help raise money for the East Windsor Lions Club’s charities.
The “Tour de East Windsor – A Bike Ride for Sight” offered participants options, a 10-mile ride, a 20-mile ride or a 5-mile family ride. About 20 took the 20-mile ride, five took the ten-mile route and five the five-mile course, Mike Kruezer, ride organizer said.
Kreuzer, secretary of the Lions, said they are hoping to make the ride an annual event that happens on the last Sunday of September.
Cathy Boulais, president of the East Windsor Lions Club, said the club is known for doing things to improve the sight of others, and helping the blind. The money raised will go back into the community for things such as the large print book collection at the Warehouse Point Library.
Carol Parda, past president, said the club decided to vary the type of fundraisers it holds to reach out to more people.
The rides started at East Windsor Park. Participants in the ride said they enjoyed the weather and the course through East Windsor.
Michelle Stathers, who lives in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., participated in the ride with a friend because her grandparents, Dee and Dick Stathers, are very active in the Lions Club.
She said she felt like she got to see much of East Windsor during the ride and the people she rode along with were nice. The participants had different backgrounds such being a mountain bike enthusiast or a marathon runner, she added.
“It was great,”Michelle Stathers said.
“East Windsor is beautiful for bikes to ride in,” Dee Stathers said.