Beginning at Love Civic Center, home of the Eiffel Tower replica, the Tour de Paris celebrates its 25th anniversary July 18. All cyclists ride through Paris’ beautiful, historic downtown square, and have a choice of four different tour-route distances-lOOK, 70K, 40K, and 15K. Activities also include a carbo-loading, all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast for $5; recharging with hot burgers and fresh fruit smoothies after the ride; watching the Tour de France on a big screen; and prizes throughout the day with a chance to win a bicycle. For registration information, see www.tourdeparis.com, or call 800/ PARISTX.
From the July 2009 issue