The Tour of KC is a multi-day cycling festival celebrating health, fitness, and the City of Kansas City while promoting the cycling culture. With opportunities for every level of bicycle enthusiast, from the novice rider to the professional racer, there is something for everyone.
Cyclists can participate in non-competitive events including the area’s first Gran Fondo. Those looking for something a little more thrilling can take part in any, or all, of the weekend’s race events. Kids can join in the action on the rides or take part in the free Kids Bike Race.
Spectators and participants will enjoy a weekend full of fun, fast racing, and various festival activities.
2016 Full Route Results
The 2015 Tour of KC Gran Fondo was a great success and we are looking forward to an even better event in 2016. We had hundreds of riders take to the roads last year. After the ride, we had a great turnout for our after-party at Next Door Pizza.
The 2016 Tour of Kansas City Gran Fondo will once again start and finish at New Longview in Lee’s Summit, Missouri. We will be utilizing the same route as last year, an out-and-back route utilizing the first 1/2 of the 2014 route.
Official route options include 20, 40, 60, 75, and 100 miles. Riders have the option of turning around at any point on the route to return to the start for varying mileage.
20 MILES – 40 MILES – 60 MILES – 75 MILES – 100 MILES
Once riders arrive at the finish, they can join the rest of the Gran Fondo participants at the after-party. We have partnered with LongBell Pizza Co. to provide riders with pizza after the ride. They will also be serving beverages and riders can order additional menu items if they choose. Riders will receive a generous 25% discount on food as well as happy hour drink specials. In addition, riders will receive a $3 voucher from TKC to put towards their tab as well! It all adds up to a great deal!
The after-party will be located directly on the finish line; kickback, relax, enjoy a cold beverage, and cheer on your fellow riders as they finish their rides.
Due to the holiday weekend we are not having an early packet pickup. Riders can pick up their timing chips and numbers on the morning of the event at the registration table.
Early registration is open through April 11th and is only $40. Starting April 12th, online registration is $45. Onsite registration will be $50. So sign-up early and save!
Event is rain or shine, no refunds. As this event serves as a non-profit fundraiser, in the unlikely event that the event is cancelled due to severe weather, all entrants’ entry fees will be converted over to a
annual membership in MOBikeFed.
Check out whats going on out at Lucas Oil Speedway.
Lucas Oil Products Inc. is the world leader of High Performance Lubricants and Problem Solving Additives. Founded in 1989 by Forrest and Charlotte Lucas, Lucas Oil Products has grown to encompass much more than Oil Products. With a knack for innovation, Forrest was a truck driver who began experimenting with oil additives to benefit his trucking business. Using motorsports sponsorship as a way to get the name in front of people, Lucas became known throughout the industry and beyond. Product lines now include, motorcycle oils, marine oils, hydraulic and racing oils. Recently Super Bowl 46 and Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis brought added emphasis on the success of Lucas Oil Products. Forrest and Charlotte Lucas are great examples of what honesty, hard work and dedication can achieve. Beyond oil products and racing they are passionate about their ranch in Cross Timbers, Missouri, and new organization Protect the Harvest. They also continue to plan for sustainability of the company through various sources, including recently acquiring cable network MAVTV American Real.
Forrest Lucas also Founded and Chair of Protect the Harvest, a group he started in 2011 to assist in the fight for the rights of America’s farmers, ranchers, animal owners and sportsmen/sportswomen. Having had a lifelong association with agriculture, it was natural for Forrest to found Protect the Harvest in 2011. Protect the Harvest, under Forrest Lucas’ guidance, continues the fight against animal rights groups who want to end meat consumption, halt consumer access to affordable food, eliminate all hunting practices, and outlaw rodeos, circuses and pet ownership.
The TRI- COUNTY YMCA of the Ozarks presents the first of what will become an annual event: The YMCA 5K Run/Walk “JINGLE JOG 2015”. This exciting event will take place on SATURDAY, DECEMBER THE 19th with the start and finish of the race to be at the YMCA PARKING LOT LOCATED AT 950 Airport Road in Osage Beach, MO. 65065. The participants and spectators will be able to stay warm and cozy before and after the event in the lobby of the YMCA. This event will benefit the kids at the YMCA and the participants will be able to burn off some of those “holiday calories” a little early. Registration for the event will start at 8AM at the Y and the race will begin at 9AM. Early bird registration will be until December the 11th for $20.00. Registration the day of the race on the 19th will be $25.00. You can pick up registration forms at the YMCA. The participants will be divided into age divisions and the overall 5K male and female winners will receive a FREE CHRISTMAS HAM. The number of entries in each class will determine how many hams will be given out. For those of you who want to participate but don’t want to do an entire 5K, there will be a 2 mile walk; however that will be for fun and no prizes awarded. AFTER THE RACE THE FUN BEGINS; Santa will be present to take photos with the kids and there will be a Hot Cocoa bar, music and games for the kids. You will definitely want to bring the kids to this fun event.