Talking about the Steamboat Challenge Time Trial at Main Street Station in Buffalo Gap

Tour de Gap co-directors Mark Spurlock (left) and Bill Minter (camera) visited with Alex Moore of Moore Property Group recently about the Sunday activities at this year’s ride. Started in 2018 to offer something extra to complement Saturday’s rides, the Steamboat Challenge this year has a new 20K route around Steamboat Mountain. A sponsored continental breakfast at Main Street Station (Litel St.-FM613 at Main St., on the south end of Buffalo Gap) will be before the Time Trial and an awards ceremony will follow. All activities will be outside this year.

Schedule for 2020

Tuesday, July 21, 2020
11:59 PM: Online registration closes. Registration and payment will be available Friday at Biketown 9 am to 6 pm and beginning at 6:15 a.m. on Saturday.

Friday, July 24, 2020
Early Packet Pick-up, Biketown parking lot, 1789 Industrial Blvd., Abilene 79602. Drive-through packet pickup, 9:00 a.m. until the store closes at 6:00 p.m. New Registrations and Payment: in the parking lot tent at Biketown. For more information about special procedures this year see the COVID-19 page.

Packet Pickup diagram

Saturday, July 25, 2020
Packet Pick-up at the Old Settlers Reunion Grounds.
6:15 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. for 100K riders, 50K riders and 11 mile riders
Please register online now or at Biketown on Friday because race day registration will likely not be offered this year.
Put your swag raffle ticket (tear it off your bike number sheet) in the box as you are lining up and you might win a prize!

7:30 a.m. 100K Start window, distanced spacing
7:50 a.m. 50K (31.6 mile) Start window, distanced spacing
8:00 a.m. 11 mile Start window, distanced spacing

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 – your ticket is part of your bike number sheet. If you have ordered a 2nd lunch it will be noted on the ticket.

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 subject to change, check times the week before Tour de Gap.

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