Tour De Bass




Finish Line Sponsors

Sam's Club
Village Inn

Thanks for riding the 2021 Tour De Bass!  Over 330 people were part of this event!  We are already working on our 2022 schedule so watch for more details as we get closer to December.  CONGRATULATIONS to everyone that was part of the ride and a huge thank you to all of the volunteers, Mercy Co-Workers, A&B Cycle and our HAM operators for their help.  These groups continue to support the health and wellbeing of our community in incredible ways.

Join us for 2021!

Date: Sunday, October 3
Location: Mercy Orthopedic Hospital - 3050 E River Bluff Blvd, Ozark, MO 65721
Start Times: 7AM- 28, 48, 63 and 100 mile rides; 7:30 AM- 17 mile ride

PACKET PICK UP

Packet pick up will take place on ride morning, Sunday, October 3, 6:00 - 7:15 AM, Mercy Orthopedic Hospital.  Packets will be organized by ride distance so proceed to the distance you are completing and provide the volunteer with your name.  

Route Options

Here are links to the Ride with GPS routes:  17 Mile Ride, 28 Mile Ride, 48 Mile Ride, 63 Mile Ride, 100 Mile Ride

These routes are marked by Gary Ledford with Springbike Club.  Watch the ground for tdb in yellow spray paint. Signage is also placed, the day of the event, at some turns.  The signs are specified with the Tour logo or verbiage.

Route Rest Stops and Portas

We will be offering Rest Stops along the routes; more information will be provided as we get closer to the event.  There will also be porta johns at the start/finish and in several locations along the routes

Bass Pro Fitness Series Events

All proceeds from the Bass Pro Shops Fitness Series are shared with local charities.  Our goal is to provide execptional events that serve both cyclists and our community.  The Bass Pro Shops Fitness Series gives from $50,000 to $150,000 back to our community annually.

 

 

Safety Information
  • Helmets must be worn by all riders at all times.  
  • Alcohol will not be allowed on any course. There will be beer, sponsored by Heart of America Beverage Company, at the finish line for all those who are 21 years of age.
  • Rides must be completed by twilight (around 5:00PM) to ensure rider safety.  A SAG driver will be available to transport riders to the rest stop nearest Tour de Bass finish so that riders may complete the ride. THIS IS FOR YOUR SAFETY.
  • 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.  
  • Mercy will be providing all of our medical care at the finish and along each route.  Our local Ham Operators will be providing communication and SAG for the day.
Training

Springbike Bike Club offers a great way to get to know other riders.  If you are new to the cycling community, checkout Springbike.org.

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. 

In the event of a weather emergency, all riders should take cover immediately.  Rest stops will serve as communication points for riders and SAG drivers will aid riders if any severe weather arises.

Rider Essentials

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 by SAG drivers for riders who need to return to Mercy Orthopedic Hospital.

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, Bass Pro Shops Cookies, Medical Aid Station
Rest Stop 2- Mile 23.3: Einsteins Bro's Bagels, First Aid Station
Rest Stop 3- Mile 34.5: Popcorn, First Aid Station
Rest Stop 4- Mile 44.8: Springfield Brewing Company Sliders and Root Beer, Medical Aid Station
Rest Stop 5- Mile 61.2: Boiled Potatoes, First Aid Station
Rest Stop 6- Mile 73.7: Village Inn Pies, Medical Aid Station
Rest Stop 7- Mile 89.7: Pickle Juice, Cheese Cubes, Medical Aid Station

63 Mile Ride Rest Stops & Sponsors

The supplies at each rest stop may change.  Watch for updates as we get closer to the rides.

Rest Stop 1- Mile 15: Harvest Apple Crisps, Bass Pro Shops Cookies, Medical Aid Station
Rest Stop 2- Mile 23.3: Einsteins Bro's Bagels, First Aid Station
Rest Stop 3- Mile 34.5: Popcorn, First Aid Station
Rest Stop 4- Mile 50: Harvest Apple Crisps, Bass Pro Shops Cookies, Medical Aid Station

48 Mile Ride Rest Stops & Sponsors

Rest Stop 1- Mile 15: Harvest Apple Crisps,  Bass Pro Shops Cookies, Medical Aid Station
Rest Stop 2- Mile 23.3: Einsteins Bro's Bagels, First Aid Station
Rest Stop 3- Mile 35: Harvest Apple Crisps, Bass Pro Shops Cookies, Medical Aid Station

28 Mile Ride Rest Stops & Sponsors

Rest Stop 1- Mile 15: Harvest Apple Crisps, Bass Pro Shops Cookies, Medical Aid Station

 

Finish Line and Meal- The finish line meal, available for all but the 17 mile riders, starts at 11 AM.