TOUR DE BASS

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Tour de Bass

Register for the 2014 Tour De Bass!

Date: Sunday, October 5, 2014
Location: Bass Pro Shops Sportsman's Park, 2500 East Kearney Street, Springfield Missouri; corporate headquarters, not the store
Start Times:

  • 102 mile Century Ride - 7:30 am
  • 77 mile Advanced Ride - 7:30 am
  • 42 mile Intermediate Ride - 9:30 am
  • 25 mile Beginner Ride - 9:30 am

Lunch will be provided to all registrants who wish to stay after their ride is completed. Visitors and spectators may purchase lunch for $7.00 the day of the event or participants may purchase extra meal vouchers in advance during the registration process. The lunch is prepared by our Bass Pro Shops Corporate Chefs; the food will be delicious, fresh and if possible locally grown.

Long sleeve, uniquely designed and event specific New Balance tech t-shirts are included in the price of registration for the 102 mile Century and 77 mile Advanced riders.  These shirts are available for the purchase price of $10 to the 42 mile Intermediate and 24 mile Beginner riders, during the registration process.  Any remaining shirts will be sold onsite for $10 during the event.

The routes for the Tour De Bass are scenic and every rider is sure to enjoy the Springfield area as it displays the majestic beauty of the Ozarks this Fall.

Packet Pick Up

Riders may pick up their registration materials on Friday, October 3, 11 AM to 6 PM at the Bass Pro Shops Sportsman's Park, 2500 East Kearney Street, Springfield, Missouri.  Look for our tent toward the south end of the lot.  Riders may also get their packets one hour before their ride, but we highly recommend and prefer picking up packets on Friday, if possible. 

Custom 2014 Tour de Bass jerseys will be available during packet pickup times and during the event for $65.  We will also have previous year's jerseys available at reduced prices.  

Entry Fees

102 mile ride Online Fees Paper Registration Fees
 February 5 - July 31  $35  $45
 August 1 - September 12  $40  $50
 September 13 - October 1  $45  $55
 October 2 - October 5  N/A  $55

77 mile ride Online Fees Paper Registration Fees
 February 5 - July 31  $35  $45
 August 1 - September 12  $40  $50
 September 13 - October 1  $45  $55
  October 2 - October 5  N/A  $55

42 mile ride Online Fees Paper Registration Fees
 February 5 - July 31  $25  $35
 August 1 - September 12  $30  $40
 September 13 - October 1  $35  $45
  October 2 - October 5  N/A  $45

25 mile ride Online Fees Paper Registration Fees
 February 5 - July 31  $20  $30
 August 1 - September 12  $25  $35
 September 13 - October 1  $30  $40
  October 2 - October 5  N/A  $40

No online registrations after October 1. 

The 2014 Tour de Bass is capped at 1500 participants.

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!

Safety Information

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.  

Routes

All distances are approximate.  Final course maps and cue sheets will be available the day of the event.  Markings will be available along each of the routes to provide directions. Cue sheets will be available the week of September 22. Please note that all distances and routes are subject to change based upon road conditions and other determining factors.

25 Mile Ride Route

42 Mile Ride

77 Mile Ride

102 Mile Ride

View all the routes on one mapSpringbike also has the routes available on GPS for download.

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.

Training

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!

 

Questions?

Contact:

fitness@basspro.com

 

Official Sponsors

CoxHealth
The North Face
Missouri Beef Industry Council
Hy-Vee
Qdoba
SW Audio Visual
Einstein Bros Bagels
Professional Massage Training Center
Coca Cola, Ozarks Bottling Company
Columbia
Ferrell-Duncan Clinic

Community Sponsors

Ollis and Company
Big Fish
First Impressions Printing
Hiland Dairy
Buzbee Dental

Media Sponsors

Springfield News-Leader
100.5 The Wolf
KY3
Springfield Business Journal