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New Park District Program Encourages Families to Bike Lemont

"Tour de Lemont" will award prizes to families who bike to each of Lemont's 24 parks this summer.

A new park district program is encouraging residents to bike the town this summer during the "Tour de Lemont."

The Lemont Park District kicked off the family fitness program Wednesday during

Through Tour de Lemont, families are encouraged to ride their bikes to each of the park district's 24 parks.

"The idea of the program is to get families out on their bikes, and also promote all of our parks," said Pam Carter, recreation supervisor for the Lemont Park District.

Families who sign up receive a "Fun and Family Fitness" passport to fill with photos documenting each park visit. Families who visit the most parks will be recognized by the Lemont Park District, and will receive prizes.

The program runs through Aug. 8. The cost to participate is $5 for residents and non-residents.

Families should visit the following parks for the Tour de Lemont program:

  • , 1347 St. Vincent's Drive
  • Amberwood, 12300 Walker Road
  • Ashbury Wood, 1400 W. 128th Place
  • , 1330 Smith Road
  • Briarcliffe, 13440 Briarcliffe Drive
  • , 20 E. Custer
  • , 1032 Blacksmith Lane
  • Connemara, 12815 Waterford
  • , 16028 W. 127th St.
  • Miracle Field, 16028 W. 127th St.
  • Rock Pit Skate Park, 16028 W. 127th St.
  • , 1003 Covington Drive
  • Covington North, 1308 Covington Drive
  • , 1246 Country Lane
  • , 690 Kruk St.
  • , 1125 Glenys Drive
  • , 13598 Cambridge Drive
  • , 111 Main St.
  • , 60 W. Roberta Drive
  • Mayfair, 16421 Christopher Drive
  • , 1115 McCarthy Road
  • , 16526 Pasture Drive
  • , 43 Timberline Drive
  • Virgina Reed, 51 E. Eureka Drive

For more information, visit www.lemontparkdistrict.org.

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LemontFan June 15, 2012 at 01:37 PM
With the Tour of Evanston cancelled, a professional cyclist living in our town (Christian Vande Velde) and demographics that show many eastern European countries represented in Lemont (which means cycling fans), Lemont should host and cycling event. as Elk Grove Village. An event of this nature would create interest in our town, bring individuals to Lemont and generate a new revenue stream for our local business. If you are not familiar with the Tour of Elk Grove, here are the details. The Tour of Elk Grove is an annual bicycle race held in Elk Grove Village, IL in the United States. First staged in 2006, the race covers more than 277 kilometers (172 Miles) and takes place over three days. The event features 16 professional and amateur races along with performances by local bands following the races.

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