Rider Essentials & Rest Stops
First Aid Stations provide free basic medical supplies for registered riders but these are not staffed with skilled medical personnel. Basic supplies included here are bandages, gauze adhesive tape, antiseptic, cold packs, gloves, sting and bite treatments, Tylenol and Advil, scissors and tweezers. Medical Aid stations are found at each of the rest stops. Skilled medical personnel, provided by Mercy, will be on hand to assist registered riders with basic first aid, massage and cramped muscles. Non-emergency transportation will be available at aid stations for riders who need to return to Bass Pro Shops Tour de Bass Base Camp as necessary.
Riders are encouraged to carry medical cards/health insurance information with them at all times in case of emergency. If a rider requires transportation to a local hospital, payment for such transportation and subsequent care is their financial responsibility.
Rest Stop 1- Rogersville, Temple Israel, Mile 11, First Aid Station
Rest Stop 2- Nixa, Mile 25, Medical Aid Station
Rest Stop 3- Republic, Mile 41.5, Medical Aid Sation
Lunch- Elwood, Mile 55.5, First Aid Station
Rest Stop 4- Willard, Mile 63.5, Medical Aid Station
Rest Stop 5- Pleasant View, Mile 75, First Aid Station
Rest Stop 6- Strafford, Mile 85, Medical Aid Station
Rest Stop 7- North of Turner, Mile 93.5, First Aid Station
Dinner- Bass Pro Shops Sportsman's Park, 102, First Aid Station
Each ride will offer rest stops along the route, with longer routes offering more of the above listed rest stops. The rest stops offer hydration and snacks that are sponsored by Bass Pro Shops and other wonderful local area businesses. Watch for a list of rest stop sponsors on our website as we get closer to the event!
Helmets must be worn by all riders, at all times.
Alcohol will not be allowed on the course. There will be beer at the finish line for all those who are 21 years of age.
Rides must be completed by twilight to ensure rider safety. A SAG driver will be available to transport riders to the rest stop nearest Tour de Bass Base Camp so that riders may complete the ride.
Hydration is critical no matter the riding conditions. Appropriate beverages are available at each rest stop but riders are encouraged to carry their own drinks as well.
All riders must sign their liability waiver or they will not be able to participate. Riders under the age of 18 must have their waiver signed by a parent or guardian in order to participate.
Weather & Gear Check
Missouri weather is unpredictable. The average high in the beginning of October is 71 degrees while the average low is 46 degrees. To accomodate our riders, we provide a valet service at stops 1-5. Riders may leave their gear with our valet and pick it up at Tour de Bass Base Camp upon completion of their ride. This gear check is available as a courtesy to all riders, provided by Bass Pro Shops and Mercy.
In the event of a weather emergency, all riders should take cover immediately. Aid stations will serve as communication points for riders and SAG drivers will aid riders if any severe weather arises.
More training dates will be available soon! Check out the Springbike website to see updated dates, times and locations of rides. Springbike also has the GPS routes available for download on their homepage.
Weeknight Beginner Local Rides with Springbike Bike Club - Slower-paced rides, starting at 6:00, April-September. All rides will have a designated ride leader who will insure that no one gets left behind! They will show you many tips for riding effectively and safely. Look for them at the start of the Tour de Bass!