The eighth annual Junior Tour de Naperville

The eighth annual Junior Tour de Naperville is returning to Commissioners Park on Saturday, Aug. 14.

Hosted by the Naperville Park District, the event gives kids, ages 3 to 12, the opportunity to ride their bicycles, big wheels or tricycles around the 1.2-mile trail, cheered on by family and friends.

Participants may use pedal power only; no motorized vehicles are allowed.

The event began in 2013 to commemorate the 100th edition of the Tour de France.

There will be separate starts for younger and older participants: the 3- to 5-year-olds will start at 9 a.m. followed by the 6- to 8-year-olds at 10 a.m. and the 9- to 12-year-olds at 11 a.m. The older kids will be challenged to go around the course as many times as they can.

Each participating child must register for the event and will receive a yellow T-shirt. Participants will have three support and gear (SAG) stops, with drinks and snacks.

Parents are welcome to encourage them from the sidelines or to accompany them around the course.

Registration for the Junior Tour de Naperville is full for the younger age groups, but there are still openings for the 9-12 year-old group.

Cost is $18 for residents, and $25 for nonresidents.

To register for the event, visit

Commissioners Park is located at 3704 111th St.