Tybee Welcomes the Tour de Georgia

Yet again, Tybee’s sights and sounds never cease to amaze me. A quiet Monday morning turned into the kick off event for North America’s premier, professional cycling event – the Tour de Georgia http://www.tourdegeorgia.com/ The start of their 5 day , 660 Mile race across Georgia began on Tybee Island . The race began in downtown Tybee and part of the route included 2nd Ave and Butler Ave which meant that over 100 professional cyclists rode ride past several of our homes including Sea Glass, Nora’s Cottage, Sea Largo, Surf Puppy and M. Paddy Cakes! The street cleaners came first and professionally cleaned these streets ( they are spotless!) and then the police cars led the way, followed by the riders, then all their support crew in cars and motorcycles followed. The route was closed to everyone else so they were driving over 50 mph on our little streets following the riders. TV cameras, Photographers from all over the world, cow bells clanging ( which is how you cheer in professional cycling events!) all lined the street route. What an exciting and spectacular hour!

Susan Kelleher ( one of the owners of two of our homes – Sea Breeze House and Inlet Breeze) and one of the Sea Side Sisters owners and I were both interviewed by the local NBC TV station about the impact of the Tour for Tybee. Click here for the video! Tour de Georgia Economic Impact – News – WSAV.com – Savannah / Hilton Head We’ll keep you posted if this race will kick off on Tybee again next year. What a great way to spend a spring morning!