The 16th Annual John E. Jackman Tour de Mansfield will take place Saturday, June 5, 2021.
Registration Opens: Monday, May 3
Registration Deadline: Thursday, May 27
The Mansfield Community Center, the Mansfield Downtown Partnership, and the Town of Mansfield are excited to host the 16th Annual John E. Jackman Tour de Mansfield on Saturday, June 5!
Enjoy Mansfield’s scenic roads, historic villages, and the UConn campus with residents and friends. Participants will choose the route that best fits their experience level from two options. All rides will take place on open roads. Experience riding on roads is strongly recommended. Older children with road riding experience are welcome to ride with an adult. All participants must wear a helmet and follow the rules of the road.
For 2021, there will be some changes made in consideration of public health and safety:
Pre-registration is required for all participants. Registration opens Monday, May 3. The deadline to register is Thursday, May 27.
There will be staggered start times. Participants can choose a start time during registration.
Please be sure to check back here for additional information as planning progresses. This event will be held in accordance with the State of Connecticut’s health and safety guidelines.
Thank you to Tour participant Maté M. for the photo above, taken during his 2020 ride. See more photos from 2020 participants below.
"This was my 9th year riding my annual 40+ miles in the John E. Jackman Tour de Mansfield. Although it was difficult not to be able to share this experience with my closest friends, I still wanted to keep the tradition going. Always a blessing to enjoy the sites and surroundings while on the road. Literally a breath of fresh air! Looking forward to next year!" - Maté M.
"Thank you for the opportunity to ride Mansfield’s countryside once again. I saw in order Morgan’s, Woodchuck, Angus, Hereford’s with calves, Holsteins, Baltimore Oriole, Fox, and a deer which was so motionless I had to look twice. Absolute highlight of my ride were all the flora and fauna." - George Mark W.
"Thanks for keeping the John Jackman ride going" - Don B.
"The special feature of this tour consists of its twisty, up-and-down, and always interesting back-country roads and scenes...I hope to do this together with colleagues next year." - Donald R.
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 today!