What is the Tour de BBQ?

The Tour de BBQ, which will be held on September 26, 2015, is KC’s tastiest event on two wheels. It is a “tour” – not a race – where riders choose between routes of 15, 35, and 62 miles. What makes the event unique is that the rest stops for each route are some of Kansas City’s most famous barbeque restaurants where riders are provided a sample of that restaurant’s offering. After cyclists complete their route, they’re greeted with frosty beverages, more barbeque and a free concert.

Funds raised by the Tour de BBQ support the Midwest Cancer Alliance’s Transitions Clinic – a program for young adult survivors of pediatric cancer. The Transitions Clinic is a partnership between the University of Kansas Cancer Center and Children’s Mercy Hospital. The Tour de BBQ provides funds for a nurse navigator to assist adolescents as they transition from pediatric to adult oncology treatment.

Since its inception in 2009, the Tour de BBQ has donated nearly $400,000 to support cancer survivors in Kansas City. To view videos about our event, learn who we help and what this event is about, click here.

Event Date:

Saturday September 26th, 2015

Event Times:

Coming Soon!

Perks of the Ride

BASIC ENTRY
WORLD-CLASS BBQ SAMPLES AT EACH REST STOP
CUSTOM TOUR DE BBQ T-SHIRT
CUSTOM KLEEN KANTEEN PINT GLASS

FUNDRAISING PERKS - $150 LEVEL
A Tour de BBQ custom grill set

FUNDRAISING PERKS - $250 LEVEL
A 2015 Tour de BBQ Jersey as well as the prizes from the previous level.

TOP INDIVIDUAL FUNDRAISER
The top individual fundraiser will win a $750 Southwest Airlines Giftcard as well as prizes from the previous fundraising levels.

TOP FUNDRAISER: SMALL TEAM
The team (consisting of fewer than 10 riders) with the highest fundraising total will win a VIP catered BBQ experience during the post-ride celebration at Prairiefire.

TOP FUNDRAISER: LARGE TEAM
The team (consisting of more than 10 riders) with the highest fundraising total will win a VIP, catered BBQ experience during the post-ride celebration at Prairiefire.

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Schedule

Coming Soon!

Registration

There are two types of registration for the Tour de BBQ: “Fundraise to Ride” or traditional registration.

Traditional Registration

Here, you simply pay the registration fee and fundraising is optional – although still encouraged. Once you pay the registration fee, you can still join a fundraising team, create your own team, or fundraise individually. But nothing further is required if you simply choose to show up and ride.

Early Registration - Now Closed General Registration - Now Open! Coming Soon!
Short Stack (20 mile) $20
Long Stack (35 mile) $30
Full Slab (62 mile) $45
Short Stack (20 mile) $35
Long Stack (35 mile) $45
Full Slab (62 mile) $60
Short Stack (20 mile)
Long Stack (35 mile)
Full Slab (62 mile)

Fundraise to Ride

The other way to register is through the Fundraise to Ride. With this option you pay no upfront rider fee, but rather commit to fundraising at least $100 by September 21 in order to participate in the 2015 Tour de BBQ.

What happens if I don’t raise $100 by September 21? You can still participate in the Tour de BBQ by paying the current registration price for your distance or personally donating the remaining amount to fulfill the $100 fundraising obligation.