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35th annual Tour de Paris pulls its brakes to Love Civic Center on July 20


With several community members and individuals visiting from neighboring cities, counties and even states, the 35th annual Tour de Paris is set to start at Love Civic Center, 2025 S Collegiate Drive, on July 20.

Started in 1984, the tour has featured cyclists from across the nation who have trekked the various routes.

The seven different routes range from 14- to 80-mile long stretches.

The 80-mile route will take cyclists from the civic center, into Howland, Roxton, Ben Franklin, Pecan Gap and back into Paris. Riders will get the chance to see Lamar County’s countryside and a glimpse into Delta County.

Registration for the race ends at 7:50 a.m. on July 20, and rolls out at 8 a.m. on Jefferson Rd. just west of Love Civic Center. To register for the July 20 race, visit tourdeparis.org.

The different routes tour attendees will have the opportunity to cycle include:

  • 14 miles;
  • 20 miles;
  • 21 miles;
  • 35 miles;
  • 57 miles;
  • 68 miles; and
  • an 80-mile county route.

Trent Reed
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