Tour De Bass



Rest Stop Sponsors

Harvest
Einstein Bros Bagels
Springfield Brew Co
CircleBRanch
Village Inn
Brown Derby

Routes for our 2019 Tour De Bass will stay the same as they were in 2018.  We will start and end in the same place, Mercy Orthopedic Hosptial.  Routes are both scenic and hilly; riders should be prepared to navigate the hilly Ozarks!

Date: Sunday, October 6
Location: Mercy Orthopedic Hospital, 3050 E River Bluff Blvd, Ozark, MO 65721
Start Times:
100 Mile Century Ride - 7:30 AM
63 Mile Metric Century Ride - 7:30 AM  
48 Mile Ride - 7:30 AM  
28 Mile Ride - 7:30 AM  
17 Mile Ride- 7:45 AM

A wonderful finish line meal will be provided to registrants of the 100, 63, 48 and 28 mile rides.  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 will be delicious, fresh and locally grown if possible.  Our 17 mile riders will have great finish line snacks but since they will finish before lunch, this is not included in their day.

Long sleeve tech-shirts are included in the price of registration for the 100 mile century ride, 63 mile metric century ride, 48 mile ride and 28 mile ride. These shirts are available for $10 to the17 mile ride after 10:00AM the day of the race. Shirts are available on a first come, first served basis.  Early purchases will ensure shirt size availability.

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 in the fall.

For those of you riding the 100 mile: if you are having a hard ride and haven't reached rest stop #4 by 11:45am, please hop on the 63 mile route to ensure you get in safely and within the time limit of the ride. Questions? fitness@basspro.com

Packet Pickup

Cyclists may pick up their registration materials on Saturday, October 5 from 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM at the Mercy Orthopedic Hospital, 3050 E River Bluff Blvd, Ozark, MO 65721. Look for our tent toward the south end of the parking lot on the Clinic side. Riders may also pick up their packets between 6:15AM - 7:00AM on event day. Personal packet pick-up with picture identification will be required. Spouses may pick-up packets for one another with appropriate identification. 
For more information about our packet pick-up policy, please visit the FAQ page.

Custom 2019 Tour De Bass jerseys will be available for purchase at a $65 cost during packet pickup times and during the event. It is best to place an online order to ensure you receive the size you need.  We will also have previous year's jerseys available at reduced prices.  

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 & Cue Sheets

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

Training

Weeknight beginner local rides are available with Springbike Bike Club as are a variety of other rides.

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.   

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.

Rider Essentials

First Aid Stations provide free basic medical supplies for registered riders, but these are not staffed with skilled medical personnel.  Basic supplies included at rest stops are bandages, gauze, adhesive tape, antiseptic, cold packs, gloves, sting and bite treatments, Tylenol and Advil, scissors and tweezers. Non-emergency transportation will be available at aid stations for riders who need to return to Bass Pro Shops Tour De Bass corporate headquaters 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.

100 Mile Ride Rest Stops & Sponsors

Rest Stop 1-  Mile 15, Harvest Apple Crisps, Medical Aid Station
Rest Stop 2-  Mile 23.3, Fruit Smoothies, Einsteins Bro's Bagels, First Aid Station
Rest Stop 3- Mile 34.5, Boiled Potatoes, First Aid Station
Rest Stop 4- Mile 44.8, Springfield Brewing Company, Medical Aid Station
Rest Stop 5- Mile, 61.2, Smart Popcorn, CircleBRanch Pork Snack Sticks First Aid Station
Rest Stop 6- Mile 73.7, Village Inn Pies, Medical Aid Station
Rest Stop 7- Mile 89.7, Pickles, Medical Aid Station
Finish Line and Meal

63 Mile Ride Rest Stops & Sponsors

Rest Stop 1-  Mile 15, Harvest Apple Crisps, Chocolate Chip Cookies, Medical Aid Station
Rest Stop 2- Mile 23.3, Einsteins Bro's Bagels, Fruit Smoothies, First Aid Station
Rest Stop 3- Mile 34.5, Boiled Potatoes, First Aid Station
Rest Stop 4- Mile 50, Harvest Apple Crisps, Chocolate Chip Cookies, Medical Aid Station
Finish Line and Meal

48 Mile Ride Rest Stops & Sponsors

Rest Stop 1-  Mile 15, Harvest Apple Crisps,  Chocolate Chip Cookies, Medical Aid Station
Rest Stop 2-  Mile 23.3, Einsteins Bro's Bagels, Fruit Smoothies, First Aid Station
Rest Stop 3- Mile 35, Harvest Apple Crisps, Chocolate Chip Cookies, Medical Aid Station
Finish Line and Meal

28 Mile Ride Rest Stops & Sponsors

Rest Stop 1- Mile 15, Harvest Apple Crisps, Chocolate Chip Cookies, Medical Aid Station
Finish Line and Meal

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.

Gold Sponsors

Heart of America Beverage Co.
Toyota National
Springfield News-Leader
Southwest Audio Visual
Ollis/ Akers/Arney

Silver Sponsors

Floyd Financial Group
Hy-Vee
Loehr Chiropractic & Acupuncture
Mercy Sports Medicine
Mercy Hospitals and Clinics
The North Face

Bronze Sponsors

Columbia
Einstein's Bros. Bagels
FedEx
Hiland Dairy
Mothers Brewing Co. 
Ozarks Coca Cola