2015 marked yet another outstanding effort by the Riders for Candlelighters Kids Group. Their efforts generated over $80,000 in donations for the organization. Congratulations to all of these amazing people for their commitment, dedication and compassion for helping others. Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation of Nevada (Candlelighters) is the first and oldest non-profit organization in Nevada serving families coping with childhood cancer. Candlelighters mission is to provide support, education, hope and advocacy through programs and services for children and adolescents with cancer, their families and the professionals who care for them. We assist families who are affected by childhood cancer, who request help with financial assistance, patient advocacy, and programs addressing the families’ mental and emotional health needs. We are proud to have helped thousands of families since our founding in 1978.
There is still time to register for this year’s event. Just head over to McGhies Ski, Bike & Board located at 4035 S. Fort Apache Road from 12 noon to 7 p.m. Please note only pre-registered riders will receive their shirts at time of packet pickup. We will take size requests from all late registrants and place another shirt order the week following the event. You will be able to pickup your commemorative shirt within a week to two weeks at McGhies. Thank you and we look forward to seeing everyone out there this Saturday!
Please make note that we have made some adjustments to both our 80 mile and 60 mile routes for this year. It has always been our #1 priority to keep our riders as safe as possible by providing routes that minimize heavily trafficked areas. Please go to our RIDES page and download the newly updated routes if you are planning to ride the 80 or 60 mile routes. These updated routes should provide for a safer and more enjoyable riding experience. Please make sure to share this information with family members or friends so they can download the new map. We will be providing printed maps which will be available at packet pickup. Thank you!
You can now purchase an official 2015 Tour de Summerlin event bike jersey. What a great way to commemorate your participation in this fun and exciting event. Jersey’s are available for online purchase at McGhies.com or just click here now!
For any rider planning on doing this year’s 60 mile route, please note that the start time is being changed to 7:45 a.m. In working closely with the police department to insure rider safety, they have recommended that we split up the start times for the 80 & 60 mile rides. We will continue to make additional announcements as necessary on this website as well as our social media outlets. Thank you for your understanding.
It is with great excitement that we announce the addition of California Pizza Kitchen as our 2015 lunch provider. With their newest location right in Downtown Summerlin, we could not think of a more enjoyable and tasty lunch for our riders after they finish a long day in the saddle. They have an amazing reputation for delivering delicious California-style cuisine and widely known for their innovative menu items. For two years in a row in 2013 and 2014, CPK was named America’s Best Pizza Chain in a survey conducted by The Daily Meal and in 2014 was recognized by Entrepreneur magazine and its readers as one of The 120 Most Trusted Brands. Click on their link under our sponsors listing for the Downtown Summerlin location address and directions. They also offer convenient online ordering!
We are happy to announce that the 2015 route maps are now available for viewing on our site. Every year we try to make adjustments and changes to our routes to make the rider experience as enjoyable as possible. By adding some new twists and not so many turns, we try to make the experience a little unique year by year. This year we’ve done just that. We’ve eliminated a number of turns on the 80 mile route by finding some long stretches of roads that are no only safer with minimal vehicle traffic, but also minimal stop signs and traffic lights. On the 60 mile route, we’ve been able to eliminate much of the northwest portion of the course and add in a new section of Summerlin to the front portion of the ride and more of South Summerlin on the back section of the ride. Just go to our RIDES page and click on the map links below to view the routes. This year’s event promises to be one of our most exciting to date as we will host our start and finish line at the amazing Downtown Summerlin.
We are very excited to announce that the start and finish for this years event is going to be hosted at Downtown Summerlin, a vibrant urban core for this award-winning, 22,500-acre master-planned community. When the entire 400-acre development is complete, Downtown Summerlin will include fashion, dining, entertainment, Class-A office, and luxe, high density, urban-style residences. Connectivity within the Downtown will be accomplished through centrally located neighborhood parks, lush streetscapes and enhanced pedestrian corridors. Bounded by the 215 Beltway, Charleston Boulevard, Town Center Drive and Sahara Avenue, this walk-able urban experience will service both the local community and the entire Las Vegas Valley.
Please mark your calendars for APRIL 18TH, 2015 for next year’s Tour de Summerlin. This will mark our 14 year anniversary and we are excited to team up again with our event charity, the Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation of Nevada, and hopefully raise even more money than last year for this wonderful organization. Please follow us on Facebook and Twitter for event updates as we start to prepare for another eventful day. This years event will feature a new location as we will be hosting our start/finish line from the newly completed Downtown Summerlin. The location will provide a new and exciting backdrop for our event, with plenty of parking and incredibly easy access from Interstate 215.