IMPORTANT NEWS REGARDING 2020 TOUR DE SUMMERLIN
Dear TDS Participants –
After much consideration and deliberation with our incredible event partners at Summerlin, The Howard Hughes Corporation, Summerlin Half Marathon and Wellness Festival, we have made the difficult decision to push our 20th Anniversary event from September 2021 to Saturday, April 23rd, 2022.
There were several concerns brought to the table in regards to hosting the event in September, the biggest being the possibility of excessive heat which could put many riders at risk. Second concern was whether we would be able to turn around in less than 7 months and host another event in our flagship month of April. For the past 19 years we have held this event during the month of April and we, in addition to our sponsors felt very strongly about continuing on this tradition.
We know that this news will come as a disappointment to many of you as we are all working hard towards getting back to a more normal life post-pandemic. And for many of you that means getting out and riding in events like ours. If you are currently registered, we will appreciatively hold your reservation for the new April 23rd, 2022 date, and there will be no additional fees.
Please feel free to reach out to us if we can provide you with any additional information. We thank you for your continued support through these challenging times and miss being with all of you!
SOUTHERN NEVADA’S LONGEST RUNNING BICYCLE EVENT
The 2020 Tour de Summerlin will mark our 20th year running and we are so appreciative for all the sponsors, riders and volunteers who have supported our event over the past 19 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 2000 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.
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, 40 and 20 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!