Executive Director Mark Rogers visits with Angie and Patrick, representing the insurance company FDLIC and a couple of “Littles.” They’re why we say Tour de Gap is a great ride for a great cause. Be sure and join us July 28-29 for a great time that benefits Big Brothers-Big Sisters!
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”
Pretty amazing info that Bikereg gives you. We wondered where Tour de Gap riders came from, since we’re getting ready for the 36th annual. So we put it all in a blender by hometown zip code, Continue reading “Tour de Gap Riders: Where they’re from”
Tour de Gap 2018 Routes are ready to roll with a new starting line for Sunday!
Saturday July 27:
The 100K Metric Century makes its return, plus an upgrade of the medium length route to 31.6 miles (50K). The 11 mile route will be the same. Remember the start times are a little different this year year, 7:30 a.m. for the 100K, and 8:00 a.m. for the 50K and 11 mile rides. Registration closes at 7:15 a.m. for the 100K, and 7:40 a.m. for the shorter rides.
Sunday July 29:
STEAMBOAT MOUNTAIN CHALLENGE TIME TRIAL 7.79 MILES
Steamboat Mountain Challenge first rider off at 8:30 a.m. Sunday.
Please note the starting line for Sunday has been moved to the Main Street Station in Buffalo Gap, which adds about .8 mile to the course. Main Street Station is at the intersection of Litel (FM 613) and Main Street, on the south side of BGap after the FM 89 turnoff to the Abilene State Park.
* All Saturday routes will close at 1:30 pm. *
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”
Just a reminder that helmets are required for everyone riding in the Tour de Gap, even children in trailers.
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.
For Saturday’s rides:
2017 results are posted here: Results: http://www.mychiptime.com/searchevent.php?id=10665
For Sunday’s Steamboat Challenge Time Trial:
Results with Times: 2017 Tour de Gap TT Final Results
Here’s a 30 second iPhone video of a few scenes around the starting line and finish on the top of Steamboat Mountain:
Thanks for visiting, and we look forward to seeing you at the Gap July 28 and 29, 2018!
The Tour de Gap is located at the Old Settlers’ Reunion Grounds in Buffalo Gap, TX, just a few miles south of Abilene. Coming from Abilene, head south on FM 89 (Buffalo Gap Road). Once FM 18 enters Buffalo Gap, the road will make some sharp turns. On the second sharp right, where FM 89 becomes Vine Street, do not follow the road to the right. Instead, go left into the Old Settlers’ Reunion Grounds. The Tour de Gap registration area and start line are bordered by Vine Street, East Street, Cherry Street, and Ranch Road 89. It is just to the east of Jim Ned Elementary. Here is a link to a map of Buffalo Gap: http://maps.google.com/maps?ie=UTF8&q=jim+ned+elementary+buffalo+gap+tx&fb=1&gl=us&hq=jim+ned+elementary+buffalo+gap&hnear=Texas&hl=en&view=map&cid=4756242910837266133&iwloc=A&ved=0CBoQpQY&sa=X&ei=hP0bTJ-OAo_gyASXqKiWDw