Plan Your Day at The Race

The Tour of Somerville is America’s Longest-Running Bike Race, held every Memorial Day in downtown Somerville, New Jersey. It is an exciting event that offers cycling races with historical significance that have launched the professional careers of many Olympians and National Champions. The downtown area features a 1.1-mile course with four turns with no elevation change, making it “the easiest race to finish but the hardest race to win.” The entire course will be surrounded by fans who will be cheering and ringing cowbells while enjoying food and drinks at the many restaurants and bars. So, bring your friends and family along for this high-energy American Classic.

Criterium Race Route: 

  • The start/finish line is on West Main Street
  • Left on North Bridge Street 
  • Left on West High Street
  • Left on Mountain Ave
  • Left on West Main Street at the Unity Bank

Vehicular traffic into or out of the area enclosed by the race course will not be possible after 8 a.m. Detours will be posted. Police will be available to direct traffic during these hours. 

Schedule of Events

8:00 AMFamily Fun Ride
8:15 AMMemorial Day Parade. Parade starts off course. On course at 8:30 AM
9:25 AMJr Girls 15-18, 9-14, Boys 9-14
9:55 AMMaster’s 55+
10:40 AMMen Cat 4 / Novice
11:20 AMWomen Category 3/4/Novice
12:00 PMMaster’s 40+
12:55 PMJr Boys 15-18
1:50 PMMen Cat 2/3
3:00 PMMildred Kugler Women’s Pro
Pro Women’s Awards to Follow
4:15 PMMemorial Recognition Ceremony at Start/Finish Line
4:25 PMKugler-Anderson Memorial Men’s Pro
Pro Men’s Podium to follow
2024 TOS Merchandise

Tour of Somerville Merchandise

Support the Tour of Somerville by purchasing a commemorative T-shirt! Shirts are available at the race while supplies last!

Eat, Drink, and Cheer!

Want the best seat? Dine outdoors at one of the restaurants lining the race route and watch as the racers speed by. The following restaurants are located along the bike route and will provide prime views.

  • Wolfgang’s Steakhouse
  • Alfonso’s Trattoria
  • Calabria Mia
  • Cafe Picasso
  • Slingin’ Dogs
  • Grumpy Bobas
  • Pop’s Place
  • Village Brewing
  • Bullhorn’s Burger and Grill
  • Ambee Coffee
  • Starbucks
  • Bliss Coffee Lounge

BBQ Backstraight

Celebrate Memorial Day on the grill on the backstraight! Thanks to RWJ Barnabas, select areas will feature commentator audio so you know what is happening!