TOUR DE BASS

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Tour de Bass 2015

Date: Sunday, October 4

Location: Bass Pro Shops Sportsman's Park (corporate/base camp headquarters); 2500 East Kearney Street, Springfield, MO 65898

Start Times:

  • 100 mile Century Ride - 7:30 AM
  • 70 mile Advanced Ride - 7:30 AM
  • 41 mile Intermediate Ride - 9:30 AM
  • 23 mile Beginner Ride - 9:30 AM

A wonderful Finish Line Meal will be provided to all registrants who wish to stay after their ride is completed; visitors and spectators may purchase this meal for $7.00 the day of the event or riders 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-shirts are included in the price of registration for the 100 mile Century and 70 mile Advanced riders; these shirts are available for the purchase price of $10 to the 41 mile Intermediate and 23 mile Beginner riders, during the registration process and 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 Pickup

Riders may pick up their registration materials on TBA at the Bass Pro Shops Sportsman's Park location; 2500 East Kearney Street, Springfield, Missouri 65898.  Look for our tent toward the south end of the parking lot; riders may also pick up their packets one hour before their ride. 

Custom 2015 Tour de Bass jerseys will be available for purchase at a $65 cost during packet pickup times and during the event.  We will also have previous year's jerseys available at reduced prices.  

Entry Fees

100 mile ride Online Fees Paper Registration Fees
     
     
     
     

70 mile ride Online Fees Paper Registration Fees
     
     
     
     

41 mile ride Online Fees Paper Registration Fees
     
     
     
     

23 mile ride Online Fees Paper Registration Fees
     
     
     
     

No online registrations after TBA. 

The 2015 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- Tuners Station, Mile 11.7, First Aid Station

Rest Stop 2- Mercy Orthopedic Hospital, Mile 22.9, Medical Aid Station

Rest Stop 3- Mercy Clinic, Nixa, Mile 33.5, Medical Aid Station

Rest Stop 4- Mercy Clinic, Republic, Mile 49.6, Medical Aid Station

Rest Stop 5 and Lunch- Marshall Home FR 89 and Chestnut, Mile 59.9, First Aid Station

Rest Stop 6- Mercy Clinic, Willard, Mile 68.5, Medical Aid Station

Rest Stop 5- Oovda Winery, Mile 78.7, First Aid Station

Rest Stop 6- Mercy Clinic, Strafford, Mile 89.8, Medical Aid Station

Finish Line and Meal- Bass Pro Shops Sportsman's Park, Mile 100, 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, Mercy 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.

23 Mile Ride Route

41 Mile Ride 

70 Mile Ride

100 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

Weeknight Beginner Local Rides with Springbike Bike Club: Slower-paced rides, starting at 6 pm, April-September; all rides have a designated ride leader who will insure that no one gets left behind as they show you many tips for riding effectively and safely. Look for the Springbike Group at the start of the Tour de Bass!

More training information is available at the Springbike Website.  Springbike will post updates on their website pertaining to their training rides; including dates, times, and locations.  Springbike will also have the GPS routes available for download on their homepage.   

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