Ninth Annual Bob Riccio Memorial Tour de Pitman
June 9th, 2018, 2:00pm to 7:00pm
- 2:00 pm Men’s category over age 45
- 3:15 pm Women’s Category 3,4 and 5. Part of NJ Women’s Cat4 cup
- 4:15 pm Kevin Summers Memorial Men’s Category 4 and 5
- 5:30 pm Men’s category over age 35
The 2018 Annual Bob Riccio Memorial Tour De Pitman will be held on Saturday, June 9, 2018 from 2 pm to 7 pm. This year’s Tour de Pitman will include a new, shorter course and time change. These exciting changes will allow time for both a block party and food truck festival during the race! Come out and watch the racers fly through Uptown Pitman and enjoy shopping, food, wine, beer, and entertainment! Presented by Caffeinated Cyclist Racing/Pitman Chamber of Commerce, the course is approximately a 1.6-mile loop with one climb. Start/Finish on Broadway in downtown Pitman. The Men’s 45+ race is at 2:00 pm; Women’s Cat3/4/5 at 3:15 pm; Kevin Summers Memorial Cat4/5 at 4:15 pm; and 35+ at 5:30 pm.
Race starts in front of the town Clock on Broadway. The race route is Broadway to Holly, Holly to Cedar, Cedar to Laurel then back to Broadway. About 2 miles.
This year’s event is sponsored by Investors Bank, United Methodist Communities, and Caffeinated Cyclist. Uptown businesses will be open and there are spots throughout the course route with great views for cheering and photographing. Check out uptownpitman.com for specials. Make it an all-day event and stick around for the Family Day in the Park for the whole family. There will be music, face painting, etc…
We are having a block party this year in ballard park!
Bobaloo Block Party
Free Family Activities include Music, Face painting, Bounce House, Obstacle Course and Food Trucks!
Bob, or Bobaloo as he was known to his friends, was a long time resident of Pitman who passed away as a result of brain cancer on June 11, 2008. Bob was a loving family man who is survived by his wife Colleen and two children, Emily and Daniel.
Bob was an avid cyclist and loved to promote the sport of cycling. Bob participated in competitive and club cycling for many years as a member of the Summit Cycling Club and Jersey Velo Sport. He enjoyed the competition and camaraderie with his fellow riders and was recogized in the peleton for his strength, tenacity and positive attitude. He fought his battle with cancer in much the same way he met the challenges of bike racing.
As an ambassador of the sport, Bob encouraged many young people to give cycling a try, including many racers who will be competing in this year’s race. Bob was a passionate and compassionate lifetime vocational educator who retired as Principal of Cumberland County Technical Center in 2007. Bob was able to identify skillsets in his students and encouraged them to pursue careers that would be most beneficial to them.
The Riccio Family, The Caffeinated Cyclist Bike Shop and Racing Team, The Greater Pitman Chamber of Commerce and the Community volunteer for this race as a fitting remebrance of Bob.
Kids Bike Race!
Kids can join in the bike racing fun of the Tour de Pitman with our FIRST EVER Kids Bike Race for children in K through 5th Grade. Children may sign up at the Memorial School Color Run on June 1 OR sign-up in person at the race! The race will begin promptly at 4 p.m. Racers should line up on Ballard Avenue. The race will take place from Laurel Avenue to Pitman Avenue. The first 50 kids to check in will get a FREE t-shirt!
Annual Tour de Pitman:Music/Arts Fest Photos