Racing against climate change to make every day Earth Day
Celebrating Earth Day’s 40th anniversary with environmentally focused events, like Tour of the Valley, helps bring climate change to the forefront of the community’s consciousness today and every day. The Tour of the Valley (TOTV) is Ohio’s largest three-day bicycling stage race. Originating in Mahoning and Columbia counties, TOTV launched the first-ever carbon neutral event in the Midwest.
Attended by over 4,000 spectators last year, Tour of the Valley is a mission-driven event, focused on reducing the community’s carbon footprint; event proceeds will be utilized to purchase carbon credits. The 2nd Annual Tour of the Valley, scheduled July 9th-11th, is a cycling competition featuring pro and elite amateur riders that’s expected to attract thousands to the tri-county area. This year, the event features 17 races and over $20,000 in cash prizes. Whether cyclist or spectator, participants in TOTV express their commitment to creating a brighter, cleaner tomorrow—one community at a time.
Supported by leading organizations, like The Mahoning County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau the three-day racing weekend will highlight current climate challenges and will help get essential work done for the environmental sustainability of local neighborhoods. Designed for individuals of all ages, including children and families, TOTV 2010 encourages healthy lifestyles and a healthy environment while connecting as a community. Mark your calendars for July 9th-11th and enjoy live music, tasty food and family-friendly entertainment. All while showing your support for protecting the planet.
ABOUT TOUR OF THE VALLEY: Now in its second year, Tour of the Valley began as an eco-friendly event that has grown to become the largest competitive cycling stage race in Northeast Ohio. This annual event presents an impactful community opportunity that unites individuals, families and civic leaders in making greener choices. Tour of the Valley proves that the Rust Belt is home to much more than steel and strife. Youngstown is rich in diversity, heritage and hope. Join the race for a better, greener future.
For more information, contact Erin Quinlan Director Tour of the Valley and President Carbon Racing, at 330-261-0320 at email@example.com. Visit Tour of the Valley Online at www.TourOfTheValley.com.