Tour de Wildwood - Oct 1st, 2017

DateTime: 
10/01/2017 (All day)

Tour de Wildwood

2017 Tour de Wildwood - Sunday, October 1st

 

Photos from the 2017 Tour de Wildwood here

Note that you can download any photo for free.  Just click the photo, then the little "down arrow" download button on the lower RH side.

 

Save the date: 2018 Tour de Wildwood - Sunday, October 7th

 

 

Ride Tour de Wildwood and WIN A BIKE!

Every 2017 Tour de Wildwood registration is an entry in a drawing to WIN A BIKE.

Bike provided by the generosity of Big Shark Bicycle Company.

We will hold the bike drawing at 12:30 at the ride finish.

 

We are very pleased to be able to partner with the City of Wildwood to offer 2017 Tour de Wildwood on Sunday October 1st, 2017. Ride a section of historic Route 66, visit Babler State Park and Rockwoods Reservation Conservation Area, and enjoy the beautiful fall leaves as you ride the low-traffic roads through the hills of Wildwood.  Updated route for 2017!

More about the 2017 Tour de Wildwood

Wildwood is in western St Louis County, so convenient to everywhere in the greater St Louis area, and just an 1.5-2 hours to Columbia, Hannibal, Farmington, and Cape Girardeau and many areas of downstate Illinois. Hope you can join us!  

Schedule

The ride starts and ends at Wildwood City Hall, 16860 Main Street, Wildwood, MO.

Sunday, October 1st, 2017:

  • 7am - Registration opens (Inside Wildwood City Hall)
  • 8am - Long route (48 mile) departs
  • 9am - Short route (28 mile) departs
  • 8-9am - FREE Traffic Safety 101 Class (details below)
  • 11am-1pm - Lunch (at start/finish area)
    • Note:  The lunch trailer will CLOSE promptly at 1pm.  The lunch trailer will be closed up and moved off site. Please plan to arrive at the finish line before 1pm if you want to enjoy the lunch!
    • Lunch prepared by PM BBQ
  • 12:30pm - BIKE GIVEAWAY - Every ride registration is a ticket for the bike giveaway drawing; we'll also sell raffle tickets on ride morning

TDW 2017 jersey willl be for sale at ride registration.   More information coming soon!

Enjoy the beautiful, scenic roads of Wildwood, Missouri
Enjoy the beautiful, scenic roads of Wildwood, Missouri

Updated Routes for 2017!

All turns are marked with orange paint and "W" (for Wildwood) EXCEPT the section in Babler Park, which is marked with signs "Tour de Wildwood".

Where routes diverge, they are marked Long (L) and Short (S); also look for "Out" (outbound) and "In" (Inbound) where inbound & outbound routes cross.

Long and short routes are available:

  • Short route, 28 miles (download full-sized Short Route map
    • At your choice, you can shorten the route--14 mile and 22 mile routes are easy options, and you can make the decision mid-course 

Routes are mostly on the beautiful low-traffic roads of Wildwood. Most TdW routes are on rural roads with 25-30 MPH speed limits.

The route passes through or along several parks, conservation areas, and Babler State Park. Several sections of the route are on historic Route 66. 

Registration, Start/Finish, Parking

The Start/Finish for the Tour de Wildwood will be at:

Wildwood City Hall on Main Street in the Town Center
16860 Main St.
Wildwood, MO, 63040

Parking is in the parking structure directly north of City Hall or the surface parking lot directly north of the parking structure.

Ride on historic Route 66 on the Tour de Wildwood
Ride on historic Route 66 on the Tour de Wildwood

Registration is inside City Hall. 

Lunch (11am-1pm) will be served just outside City Hall.

Ride registration is $40 in advance, $45 day-of 

Riders will enjoy a fully sagged ride, SAG stops with refreshments, lunch after the ride, and a LOT of goodies with ride registration--see below.

  • MoBikeFed membership/renewal
  • T Shirt
  • Lunch following the ride
  • Sag Support
  • Bike Mechanic on site--thanks to Big Shark Bicycle Co.
  • Rest Stop Refreshments 
  • FREE Bike Ed Class Registration (details below)

Click here to register for the 2017 Tour de Wildwood 

FREE Traffic Safety 101 Course Sunday morning for TdW riders

Do you know all you need to know to safely ride a bike with traffic? Do you feel you know enough to teach your children how to ride cautiously and conspicuously while on their own? When you drive your car, are you confident on how to share the road with people on bikes? Do you know how to safely share the road with many other cyclists on a group ride?

Tour de Wildwood riders are invited to join a Traffic Safety 101 Course ride-day morning--FREE with your TdW registration.  The course will be on-bicycle and will cover traffic safety and group riding skills for cyclists. 

The class will start at 8am on Sunday, October 4th at Wildwood City Hall--immediately after the long course (48 mile route) departure time.  After enjoying this fun and educational on-bicycle course for about 1 hour, you can immediately depart for the short course (28 mile route) at 9am.

The course is great for novice, intermediate, and experienced riders.  It will be a hands-on course demonstrating and allowing you to practice skills such as dealing with traffic, negotiating intersections, and handling common group ride scenarios safely and confidently. 

Traffic Safety 101 Registration: When you register for the ride, you'll have the option to add the Traffic Safety 101 class as a free option. If you'd like to register for the class only (or add the class later), just contact Gary Crews, City of Wildwood Director of Parks and Recreation (636-458-0440, ext. 126 or gary[at]cityofwildwood.com)

Volunteers needed!

We can't run an amazing event like this without some really great volunteers to help!

We have a nice package of perks lined up for our volunteers.  For some volunteer jobs, you can volunteer AND ride.

Update: Thanks to all the wonderful volunteers who have signed up to help in 2017--we have all volunteer needs filled at this time!

Register for the ride

Many thanks to the City of Wildwood for working with us to present the Tour of Wildwood this year! 

Sponsors

Huge thank you to the 2017 Tour de Wildwood ride supporters and sponsors!

 

  

  

 

 

  

  

 


City of Wildwood
 
Big Shark Bicycle Company
 
St. Louis County Police Department
 
Alta Planning + Design
 

 

 

Photos from previous editions of the Tour de Wildwood are now online!

Email Address: 
director@mobikefed.org
Event Details
Event Type: 
Ride - Road
Region: 
St. Louis metro
Sponsoring Organization: 
Missouri Bicycle & Pedestrian Federation, City of Wildwood
Event Location/Address: 
Wildwood City Hall, 16860 Main Street, Wildwood, MO
MBF Member Organization: 
Yes
MoBikeFed Advocacy Event?: 
This event is a MoBikeFed Advocacy Event
Event details
Distance Options: 
28 miles, 48 miles
Entry Fee: 
$40 pre-registration; $45 ride day
SAG Service?: 
SAG Service

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