The Tour de Crème event is not just a bike ride. It is a brilliant combination of four pedal-powered tours of SouthCoast creameries and a seaside party presented by Mattapoisett Land Trust and Friends of the Mattapoisett Bike Path. Proceeds help build and maintain recreational trails.

The last time our area had a chance to participate in this sweet event was on Sunday, May 19, 2019. The COVID-19 pandemic forced last year’s event to be canceled and now the SouthCoast will have to wait one more year to get a taste. According to a post made on the Tour de Crème Facebook page on Saturday, March 13, the pandemic will impact this year’s event as well.

“As spring rolls around and the creameries are preparing to open, we're sorry to announce that we're not going to hold the Tour de Creme in 2021.”

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With recent announcements regarding the state’s reopening plan, those in charge of making decisions remained hopeful until the last second. Although cases are decreasing and the number of vaccinations is increasing, there was too much planning involved before restrictions began to loosen for the event to go on as scheduled. In addition to that, the event tends to draw a crowd of people from all over the state and it’s difficult to eat ice cream with a mask on.

“For various reasons, we can't really postpone the event either. Though we're disappointed, we're looking forward to getting out on the bikes and enjoying some ice cream soon. We'll have route maps up on tourdecreme.org so you can ride the tours on your own. Thanks for all your support!”

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