Steamboat Cycling club member Dwayne Dove has created an amazing video with drone footage from all three routes of Saturday’s road rides. In addition to the drone shots, Dwayne utilized multiple car mounted and bike mounted GoPro Continue reading “Watch “35th Annual Tour de Gap” from above”
Two great days of riding Saturday and Sunday! Thank you to all who came out for the Tour de Gap and all the volunteers and sponsors.
Bailey LeRoux, Digital Asset Manager of Abilene Scene Magazine, Continue reading “Abilene Scene’s Bailey conquers the 27 miler”
Along with new and expanded routes, you’ll find a 12 page keepsake guide in your packets when you arrive at the Tour de Gap. As part of the guide, co-director Mark Spurlock has put together the first history of the Tour. By talking with tour pioneers such as Paul Schulze and Mike Thomesen and spending a lot of time looking through files at the library, he found that while the Tour has been consistently one of the most popular annual rides west of the I-35 corridor, it has changed and grown over the years. Continue reading “35 years of the Tour”
Tour de Gap will have plenty of good food… food trucks on site at the Old Settlers Reunion Grounds before, during and after the ride. If you want to hang around for dinner Saturday, Sunday brunch or come down to the Gap for Friday supper, they’ll be open to serve you. Continue reading “Dining at the Gap: a variety of great food”
Abilene State Park is tucked away between Buffalo Gap and Lake Abilene. Saturday and Sunday we’ve arranged with the park management to waive the entrance fee so registered Tour de Gap riders can have free showers over at the park, which is only 9 minutes from the finish line. Continue reading “After the Tour: Free showers at the beautiful Abilene State Park”
Pretty amazing info that Bikereg gives you. We wondered where Tour de Gap riders came from, since we’re getting ready for the 35th annual. So we put it all in a blender by hometown zip code, and found out that while there are a bunch from the Key City of Abilene, we see riders from the Permian Basin, lots from San Angelo, and cities all over Texas and elsewhere. Call a friend or two and suggest you all head to the shady oak trees of the Old Settlers’ Ground at Buffalo Gap for 2017’s Tour, July 22!
Tour de Gap 2017 Routes are ready to roll!
Saturday July 22:
New for 2017 you can choose the new Metric Century 100K plus the traditional 27 mile and 11 mile routes.
Sunday July 23:
STEAMBOAT MOUNTAIN CHALLENGE TIME TRIAL 7.2 MILES
* All routes will close at 1:30 pm. *