Tour De Bass




Finish Line Sponsors

Sam's Club
Village Inn

free community ride

Date: Sunday, October 3
Location: Mercy Orthopedic Hospital - 3050 E River Bluff Blvd, Ozark, MO 65721
Start Times: 7AM - 11AM

Route Options

Here are links to the Ride with GPS routes:

Please note that we have not marked these routes and will have no rest stops available on the course. We will have your fuel at the end of your ride. 

Tour De Bass

We don’t seek to make money off of the Tour De Bass; for those of you that are familiar with our mission, our focus is service.  However, we cannot offer the caliber of event that we usually do- rest stops with wonderful food and an amazing finish line meal- the cost is prohibitive given the number of registrations that will most likely happen.  

Bass Pro Fitness Series Events

I am sharing this because we are moving forward. People are able to complete any of those events virtually if they don’t want to run/walk in person.

We are sorry to be in this position and that you won’t get to ride your ride, but we are grateful that you can still choose to ride.  We understand why people put off registering- it just puts events in challenging positions.  I hope you will afford us some grace through your disappointment.

If you have questions or comments, please feel free to reply to this email.  It may take me 24 hours to respond to you, but you will hear back from me.

Many blessings to each of you.  Remember, your health and abilities are great gifts!  Continue to use them!

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 5:30PM) 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. 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

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

All rides have a designated ride leader who will insure that no one gets left behind.  Lead riders will demonstrate 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 accommodate our riders, we provide a gear check 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.  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 at aid stations 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
Finish Line and Meal

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
Finish Line and Meal

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
Finish Line and Meal

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

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.