What is the Tour de BBQ?

The Tour de BBQ, which will be held on Saturday, September 7, 2019, is KC’s tastiest event on two wheels. It is a “tour” – not a race – where riders choose between routes of 12, 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 barbecue restaurants where riders are provided a sample of that restaurant’s offering. After cyclists complete their route, they’re greeted with frosty beverages, more barbecue and a free concert.

Funds raised by the Tour de BBQ support The University of Kansas Cancer Center Survivorship Transition Clinic – a program for young adult survivors of pediatric cancer. The clinic was developed through a research partnership with Children’s Mercy Hospital, the University of Kansas Medical Center and Midwest Cancer Alliance, the outreach division of The University of Kansas Cancer Center. 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 $500,000 to support cancer survivors in Kansas City.

Wanting to Volunteer for the Tour de BBQ? Visit – http://tourdebbq.com/volunteer/ ‎

 

Packet Pickup:

SCHEELS is the official Tour de BBQ packet pickup sponsor!

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 5TH

4-7PM @ Scheels

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6TH

2-6PM @ Scheels

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7TH

6AM @ Prairiefire

Event Date:

Saturday, September 7th, 2019

Event Times (subject to change):
Full Slab (62miles) Stage - 7:00 a.m. Launch - 7:30 a.m.
Long Stack (35 miles) Stage - 8:00 a.m. Launch - 8:30 a.m.
Short Stack (12 miles) Stage - 9:00 a.m. Launch - 9:30 a.m.
Event Location Prairiefire Entertainment District - 5661 W 135th St. Overland Park, KS 66223

Online fundraising/donating will close on Thursday, September 5 at 8:00AM If you have any offline donations, please do not mail them. You can bring all your donations with you to packet pickup or on race day and we will apply it to your fundraising!

 

Perks of the Ride

BASIC ENTRY WORLD-CLASS BBQ SAMPLES AT EACH REST STOP AND A 2019 T-SHIRT 

FUNDRAISING PRIZES

$85 - FUNDRAISE TO RIDE - COVERS YOUR ENTRY FEE, T-SHIRT AND A CUSTOM NECK GAITER

$150 - 64oz VACUUM SEALED GROWLER

$300 - 2019 TOUR DE BBQ JERSEY

$500 - KC STEAK COMPANY FILET MIGNON PACKAGE

TOP INDIVIDUAL FUNDRAISER

RUCNI CUSTOM DUFFEL BAG, SPORTS TOWEL AND BBQ MERCHANDISE - $250 VALUE

TOP FUNDRAISING TEAM

CUSTOM 1/4 ZIP PULLOVER, BRANDED WITH WINNING TEAM NAME, DESIGNED WITH TEAM INPUT

 

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Packet Pickup:

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 5TH

4-7PM @ Scheels

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6TH

2-6PM @ Scheels

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7TH

6AM @ Prairiefire

Race Day:

Saturday, September 7th, 2019

Event Times (subject to change):
Full Slab (62miles) Stage - 7:00 a.m. Launch - 7:30 a.m.
Long Stack (35 miles) Stage - 8:00 a.m. Launch - 8:30 a.m.
Short Stack (12 miles) Stage - 9:00 a.m. Launch - 9:30 a.m.
Event Location Prairiefire Entertainment Dis

Online fundraising/donating will close on Thursday, September 5 at 8:00AM If you have any offline donations, please do not mail them. You can bring all your donations with you to packet pickup or on race day and we will apply it to your fundraising!

 

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. If you select "register to ride," but fundraise beyond the $85 fundraising entry fee, your registration cost will be added to your fundraising total.

Early Registration - Ends June 17 General Registration - Ends Sept. 3 Late Registration
Short Stack (12 mile) $25
Long Stack (35 mile) $35
Full Slab (62 mile) $50
Short Stack (12 mile) $45
Long Stack (35 mile) $55
Full Slab (62 mile) $70
Short Stack (12 mile) $50
Long Stack (35 mile) $65
Full Slab (62 mile) $85

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 $85 by September 5th in order to participate in the 2019 Tour de BBQ. Our sponsors and partners help us give great fundraising prizes steaks from The Kansas City Steak Co., 2019 jerseys, YETI prize packs and more. What happens if you don’t raise $85 by September 5? 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 $85 fundraising obligation.