Prizes, Raffles, and Food

There will be all sorts of goodies available at Tour de Gap. First, the top 3 finishers in each age category of the 56 mile route will receive prizes. Second, all three routes will have their own swag raffle. Just keep your ride number handy after you finish and you can enter into the swag raffle for your route. If your number is drawn you’ll get to choose an item from the swag pile that has been donated by BikeTown. You do have to be present to win the prizes and swag.

There will also be a separate ticket raffle. BikeTown will be raffling off a Cyclops Mag Trainer, retail value of $200, with all proceeds going to the Food Bank. Tickets will be available for purchase at the venue. Tickets are $2 per ticket or 3 tickets for $5. The winner will be drawn after the 56 mile swag raffle. You do not have to be present to win the ticket raffle, but if your name is drawn and you are not there, you will need to come to BikeTown to pick up the trainer.

Food will be available at the venue for all riders. There will be fruit as well as La Popular burritos. These are included in your entry fee. We have added something new this year – Cajun Cones! Bring a couple of bucks for a cool, refreshing Cajun Cone after you finish your ride. Looking at the weather forecast, a Cajun Cone will definitely hit the spot!

We look forward to seeing you at the Gap!

Tour de Gap 2014 Schedule

Here is the schedule for Saturday. Registration, packet, and timing chip pickup will be from 6:30-7:45 am. Please allow enough time to be through the line by 7:45. Everyone will need to pick up their ride number, timing chip, and event shirt. Preregistered riders will have separate lines from those registering the day of, and will simply need to check in and pick up their items.

6:30 – 7:45 am:  Registration/Packet Pickup

7:50:  Line up at the start area/Pre-ride announcements

8:00:  56 mile start

28 mile start
11 mile start

9:00:  Brunch/lunch will be available at the registration area

9:45*:  11 mile swag raffle**

10:45*:  28 mile swag raffle**

11:30:  56 mile prizes

12:00*:  56 mile swag raffle**

Ticket Raffle

1:00:  Race course closes

* Swag raffle times might be a little after the scheduled time. They will start when most of the riders from each route have finished.

** Must be present to claim swag raffle/prize

T-Shirts and Registration

Make sure you register for Tour de Gap 2014 this weekend in order to guarantee the correct size t-shirt. All entries get a shirt, but only those preregistered online by this Sunday are guaranteed the correct size. For everyone else, it will be first come, first served. Here’s the link to registration: Tour de Gap 2014 Registration

Tour de Gap 2014 Registration

Register online for Tour de Gap 2014 at bikereg. Online registration will be open from now until 11:45 pm on Thursday, July 24. If you register online the cost is $30. If, for some reason, you miss the preregistration deadline, you can sign up the day of the event between 6:30 and 7:30 am at the venue. The cost for day-of registration is $40. Children 14 years old and younger ride free with a paying adult, but they do still have to register.

Here is the link: Tour de Gap 2014 Online Registration

Tour de Gap 2014

Save the date for the 31st annual Tour de Gap benefiting the Food Bank of West Central Texas. Join us on Saturday, July 26, 2014 at the Old Settler’s Reunion Grounds in Buffalo Gap. We hope to see you there!

Tour de Gap 2013 Results

Thank you to everyone who showed up at Tour de Gap today! We hope you had a great time. We appreciate everyone who rode, volunteered, or otherwise supported the ride. You helped us raise a large amount of money for the Food Bank.

A big shout out to Cadence Sports! They already have the results posted online (which is why you are really reading this post). Here’s the link: Tour de Gap 2013 Results


Tour de Gap 2013 Schedule and Registration Reminder

If you missed the online preregistration deadline, you can still register on Saturday at the venue. All riders need to show up at the packet pickup/registration area between 6:30 and 7:30 am this Saturday. If you preregistered online you will have a simple line to go through to pick up your rider packet and timing chip. Just look for the preregistered sign and then go to the table for your route length. If you are registering the day of the event, please allow a little extra time to go through the registration and timing chip line. Look for the registration sign and the form you’ll need to fill out. Payment on the day of ($40 per rider, age 14 and under free with paying adult) needs to be cash or check. Credit cards will not be accepted. Checks can be made out to the Food Bank of West Central Texas. Also, please remember that helmets are required for all riders, even for children in trailers.

Once again, here is the schedule for Saturday, July 27:

6:30 – 7:45 am        Registration/Packet pick up
7:50            Line up at the start area/Pre-ride announcements
8:00            77 mile & 52 mile start
8:05           27 mile start
8:10           11 mile start
9:00           Brunch/lunch will be available at the registration area
9:45            11 mile swag raffle*
10:45          27 mile swag raffle*
12:00          52 mile swag raffle*
12:00          Turn off for the final loop of the 77 mile route closes                                      12:30          77 mile prizes*
1:00            Ticket Raffle
1:15            77 mile swag raffle*
2:00            Race course closes

* Must be present to claim swag raffle/prize. The times are approximate and can vary by a few minutes depending on how many riders have finished that particular route.

We can’t wait to see everyone out there!

Online Registration Deadline

Remember…today is the final day to register online for Tour de Gap 2013! Online registration will stay open until 11:45 pm. The cost is $30. If you miss the deadline, you can still register the day of, but the price will increase to $40. Here is the link to register: Tour de Gap 2013 Registration

We hope to see you at the Gap!

Showers Available

This year there will be showers available to those who would like to rinse off after the ride and before heading home. The Abilene State Park on FM 89 a few miles west of the venue will allow riders to enter and use their bath facilities without paying the normal entrance fee. You will need to present your rider number at the entrance gate as your “ticket.” The free entry is only for Tour de Gap riders, so anyone riding with you might want to wait at the Tour de Gap venue if they don’t want to pay the entry fee. We hope this helps those of you from out of town!

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