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The ninth-annual Tour de Mon bike ride will return to the Great Allegheny Passage on Sept. 14.
U.S. Steel has signed on as the presenting sponsor, said Maury Burgwin, executive director of the Mon Yough Area Chamber of Commerce, which organizes the annual trek, which begins and ends at the historic "Pump House" near the Waterfront in Munhall.
“Tour de Mon” is a pleasure ride, not a race. Riders have their choice of going a full 20 miles to Boston and back; 15 miles to McKeesport and back; 10 miles to Pittsburgh's Hot Metal Bridge and back, or eight miles to Duquesne and back.
Events begin at the pump house at 8 a.m. and wrap up at 2 p.m., Burgwin said.
The Robinson Power Band will perform in the afternoon, and there will be a live remote radio broadcast by Westmoreland County radio stations WKHB-FM (103.1) and WKVE-FM (103.9).
Registration through Sept. 3 costs $20 for adults, $10 for children under 18 and $50 for families, with a T-shirt included. After Sept. 3, registration increases to $25, $15 and $60, respectively, and a T-shirt is not guaranteed.
Participants may register online. For more information, call (412) 678-2450 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Originally published August 20, 2019.