Plan now for the new decade’s Tour de Gap, one of Texas’ classic summer rides and the 37th Annual ride! The two-day event has been growing in popularity each year, and this year we’ll be part of the new Heart of Texas Challenge, which will include rides in Sweetwater (Beat the Street for Little Feet), Brownwood (H.O.T. Pedaling for Paws Tour) and winding up in beautiful Buffalo Gap with Tour de Gap. More information forthcoming on the H.O.T. Challenge.
Wednesday, July 22, 2020
11:59 PM: Online registration closes. Registration and payment will be available Friday at Biketown 10 am to 6 pm and beginning at 6:15 a.m. on Saturday.
Friday, July 24, 2020
Early Packet Pick-up, Biketown, 1789 Industrial Blvd., Abilene 79602
Inside: 10:00 a.m. until the store closes at 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, July 25, 2020
On-site Registration and Payment at the Old Settlers Reunion Grounds
6:15 a.m. to 7:15 a.m. for 100K riders, 50K riders and 11 mile riders
7:35 to 7:45 a.m. for 50K riders and 11 mile riders
7:30 a.m. 100K Start
7:50 a.m. 50K (31.6 mile) Start
8:00 a.m. 11 mile Start
After 11 milers come in – Award Prizes and Swag Raffle
After 50K riders come in – Award Prizes and Swag Raffle
After 100K riders come in – Award Prizes and Swag Raffle
11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. BBQ Lunch served
1:30 p.m. Course Closes
Sunday, July 26, 2020
7:30 a.m. Registration for the Steamboat Challenge Time Trial
Main Street Station, Litle St. (FM 613) at Main Street, south part of Buffalo Gap
Free Continental breakfast available
8:30 a.m. First Rider out
10:30 a.m. (approximate depending on number of riders)
Awards at Main Street Station
Times are tentative for 2020
Great weather, a beautiful day resulted in some fast times for this year’s Tour de Gap. Here are Saturday’s results in PDF format:
Results in PDF format from Saturday:
Searchable results for all 3 races from Saturday
(choose your race on the left)
Here are Sunday’s Time Trial results:
Thanks everyone for making Tour de Gap such an enjoyable time, and we look forward to seeing you next year on July 25 and 26! Put it on your calendar now.
Pretty amazing info that Bikereg gives you. We wondered where Tour de Gap riders came from, since we’re getting ready for the 38th annual. So we put it all in a blender by hometown zip code, Continue reading “Tour de Gap Riders: Where they’re from”
One of the great new things at TdG in 2019 was the Kids’ Krit. It’ll be back next year! Continue reading “Returning for 2020! Kids’ Krit”
Just a reminder that helmets are required for everyone riding in the Tour de Gap, even children in trailers.
Thanks again to Steamboat Cycling Club member Dwayne Dove for shooting, editing and publishing this aerial video of the Challenge, a pretty tough hill climb that takes place on Sunday after the Tour de Gap. Starting at Main Street Station on the south side of Buffalo Gap, the course goes up Belle Plains Road before making a couple of turns to head up the north side of Steamboat Mountain. Check it out! And if you have any needs for someone to produce high quality aerial video, email Dwayne Dove!
Steamboat Cycling club member Dwayne Dove has created an amazing video with drone footage from all three routes of recent Tours. 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”
Jim and Kelly MacDonald had a strong desire to establish a bicycle store in Abilene, TX that would convey their love of cycling, offer experienced bicycle technicians, and, at the same time, benefit the community. That desire became reality when BikeTown opened in April 1997. Continue reading “Title Sponsor: BikeTown”