Benzel-Busch Again Sponsors the 7th Annual Tour de Fort Lee Event Raises Money for Local Public Schools

The weather has finally cooled off after a hot summer, and we are more than ready for the arrival of fall. It is the best time of year to get outside for a bike ride, or a long walk—and with kids back in class, a good time to fundraise for the new school year.

So we are excited to be teaming up with the Fort Lee community and the Fort Lee Education Foundation for their 7th annual Tour De Fort Lee Bicycle and Walking Tour. The event will take place on Sunday, September 30th.

This is a fundraiser that, in past years, has drawn hundreds of locals and raised more than $24,000 for the foundation. The money does more than supplement existing programs—it helps create new, innovative ones, pays for additional in-class equipment and funds student projects and scholarships at Fort Lee’s six public schools.

The 7th annual tour will include the option of a five-mile bike ride, a two-mile walk, and (for the first time this year) a number of competitive, professional circuit bike races.

As a key sponsor, we at Benzel-Busch Mercedes of Englewood have donated the event’s raffle grand prize: a $10,000 gift certificate towards a new Mercedes Benz vehicle purchase at Benzel-Busch or a Cannondale Super Six Evo D12 Bicycle from Strictly Bicycles of Fort Lee. The raffle tickets are on sale for $50 a piece and the pot will be limited to 500 tickets.

The starting point for the 7th annual Tour de Fort Lee is the corner of Tremont and Abbott Boulevards. The event begins at 9 am rain or shine with registration to begin at 7:30 am. For more information, please contact Anthony Clores at 201 -638-5294 or Mike Villano at 201-224-7358. Entry forms for the event are also available here.