But not really on this year. Although Labor Day indeed is Monday, school in Bernards Township schools doesn't begin until the following Monday, Sept. 9.
But, of course, that won't stop the fun on Monday, which begins at 7 a.m., when the adult racers will gear up for a full slate of races for multiple age groups and categories. The event is supposed to be rain or shine.
However, three adult cyclists reportedly were injured in three crashes during races before 9 a.m., with heavy rains causing slippery spots.
BikeReg.com has a full schedule of events. But registration, conducted online, already closed at 5 p.m. on Sunday, according to the website.For licensed USA Cycling racers, races are scheduled for riders from age 10 to 55 and over. All of these racers in Basking Ridge are going for Garden State Cup points that are up for grabs, as part of the season-long series, on Labor Day.
Registration for the kids races, to begin at noon in downtown Basking Ridge, closed last Friday.
"Of course, it is great to see the 350 to 400 accomplished racers, but the real highlight of the day is the Kids Races," said Greg Cordasco, co-owner of Liberty Cycle in Basking Ridge and organizer of the race. "This, too, is one of the largest and best attended Kids Races in the country."
While the race is on, some local institutions, including the Bernards Township Library and municipal offices, will be closed on Monday.
Last day of pool season
One municipal property that WILL be open on Monday, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. is Pleasant Valley Pool at Pleasant Valley Park off Valley Road.
But — time to shed a tear here — it's the last day of the pool season.
Then on Tuesday, it's back to business. But not quite as usual.
The Bernards Township Planning Board meets at 7:30 p.m. for its regular meeting on Tuesday. However, since the combined court and meeting room at town hall is being renovated, the meeting's location will be moved to program room B at the Bernards Township Library, 32 S. Maple Ave., in downtown Basking Ridge.