SAVE THE DATE – 2017 TOUR DE SUMMERLIN – SATURDAY, APRIL 22ND, 2017
More information will be coming very soon regarding a number of exciting announcements for next year’s event including our partnership with a new charity. Check back soon or follow us on social media to find out more in the coming weeks and months.
SOUTHERN NEVADA’S LONGEST RUNNING BICYCLE EVENT
The 2017 Tour de Summerlin will mark our 16th year running and we are so appreciative for all the sponsors, riders and volunteers who have supported our event over the past 15 years. This event was and still is made possible through the encouragement and support of the beautiful Masterplan of Summerlin and the Howard Hughes Corporation. Back in 2002 we set out to create the most ‘rider friendly’ bicycling event in the southwest, and we’ve stuck to that mission year after year after year. We will be announcing a new charity partnership within the coming weeks as we iron out the details and will make an official announcement very soon.
One of the most unique aspects of the Tour de Summerlin is the abundant amount of biking lanes that are used throughout the different routes. Our #1 commitment has always been rider safety and utilizing miles and miles of biking lanes creates a ‘rider friendly’ experience. It’s also hard to beat the winning combination of Summerlin’s man-made amenities and Mother Nature. This event shows off the active lifestyle for which this area is known for with scenic backdrops that make it one of the best places to bicycle in the entire Southwest.
This year’s start and finish line will again be located at beautiful Downtown Summerlin. This is the ultimate destination for shopping, dining and entertainment in Southern Nevada and sure to create a dynamic and engaging experience for the entire community. Invite your family, friends and supporters to come out and enjoy a day of shopping and dining before heading over to the finish line to cheer you on!
We will continue to offer three different ride distances: 80, 60 and 40 miles. With it being so early in the biking season (April), we believe that it’s important to maintain routes that are still challenging enough for the most serious riders, but also attainable for those riders who are looking to push themselves to a higher level or complete a long distance for the first time as the weather begins to warm. We are constantly striving to enhance and improve our ride experiences. This involves evaluating current and future road construction, possible safety issues and minimizing stoplight and stop sign constrictions. Please make sure you are following us on Facebook and Twitter to receive the most current and up-to-date information. We look forward to seeing you at this year’s event!
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