The Mansfield Community Center, the Mansfield Downtown Partnership, and the Town of Mansfield hosted the 16th Annual John E. Jackman Tour de Mansfield on Saturday, June 5, 2021.
Participants enjoyed their choice of a 20-mile or 40-mile ride through Mansfield’s scenic roads, historic villages, and the UConn campus. As one of the COVID safety measures required at the time of the event planning, start times were staggered throughout the morning. Following their rides, participants were treated to a delicious, to-go lunch courtesy of Gansett Wraps.
Thank you to everyone who participated! We are looking forward to 2022 and a full return to our traditional event format.
Many thanks to Levin Aerial Works for the photo above of one of the groups getting ready to head out for the 2021 Tour.
ABOUT THE TOUR
The John E. Jackman Tour de Mansfield offers a fun way to explore Mansfield’s historic villages,* scenic roads, and vibrant downtown! Choose from a selection of routes around town, all of which begin and end at the Mansfield Community Center. Enjoy riding around Mansfield at your own pace, and build camaraderie with fellow cycling enthusiasts while sharing a group lunch following the rides.
The Tour is presented annually by the Town of Mansfield, Mansfield Downtown Partnership, and the Mansfield Community Center.
*The Town of Mansfield’s historic villages are: Merrow, Mansfield Depot, Mansfield Four Corners, Storrs, Gurleyville, Hanks Hill, Wormwood Hill, Mount Hope, Chaffeeville, Eagleville, Spring Hill, Atwoodville, Chestnut Hill, Mansfield City, Mansfield Center, Mansfield Hollow, Perkins Corner, Ridges, and Conantville.
ABOUT JOHN JACKMAN
The Tour is named in honor of former Fire Marshal and Mansfield resident John E. Jackman. John served the Town of Mansfield twenty-seven years, was an avid cyclist, and was instrumental in creating the Tour de Mansfield. He was always pleased to see so many cyclists participate in this event. John's passion for bicycling inspired many to start riding and, through the Thread City Cyclers club, he made many deep and lasting friendships.
John died peacefully at home on August 8, 2013 at the age of 58 after a long battle with cancer. In naming this event in honor of John, we celebrate his contributions to cycling and the Town of Mansfield.
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!
The John E. Jackman Tour de Mansfield is made with generous contributions from our sponsors.If you are interested in supporting this community event, please contact the Mansfield Downtown Partnership.