Tour de Bass set for Oct. 15

October 12, 2011

Members of the St. John’s Bike team lead the

pack at the 2010 Tour de Bass cycling event.

The fourth annual Mercy Tour de Bass cycling event is Saturday, Oct. 15, at Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World. The event is a part of Bass Pro Shops Outdoor Fitness Festival and provides riders with a scenic route to experience the colors of fall in the Ozarks. The ride offers routes with various distances based on level of experience.

Routes include:

  • 7:30 a.m. - 100 miles
  • 8:30 a.m. - 70 miles
  • 9:30 a.m. - 38 miles
  • 10:30 a.m. - 24 miles

On-site registration and packet pick-up for registrants is available on Friday, Oct. 14, from 11 a.m.-6 p.m., at the event tent in the Bass Pro Shop South parking lot, off of West Cherokee. Same-day registration/packet pick-up begins at 6:30 a.m. All routes will depart from the South parking lot.

St. John’s will offer free helmet fittings to all riders and will give away a number of free helmets to children. Rest stops featuring snacks and first aid will be available every 10-12 miles, and lunch will be provided at the end of the race.

For additional information, call (417) 820-9077 or (417) 841-0333.

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