2016 Routes

Our three routes are posted below. Please note routes could change depending on city construction and permitting. This is Kansas City so yes there will be some hills. We do are very best to make the routes as easy and safe as possible. This is a completely open course which means riders are expected to obey all traffic laws and regulations…….this includes wearing a helmet!! Please note route(s) and rest stops are subject to change. Check back one week before the ride for the most updated information.

Again this is an urban ride. These roads will not be closed and completely open to traffic. You are responsible for your own safety.  We spend numerous hours trying to figure out the safest option from rest stop to rest stop. Overland Park is a busy area and not a whole lot rural road options or roads with bike lanes so please obey all traffic laws and be weary of your surroundings.

Please bring extra bike tubes, tools, patch kits, cell phone, etc… with you. We will have SAG support for emergencies only. You will have a much more enjoyable experience if you come prepared.

Every route will be well marked with color coded route arrows stuck to the ground before every turn. Cones will be placed on the route before every decision and after every decision point (example – if you are approaching a turn you will see a cone right before the turn and then right after the turn). You will also be given GPX files to load onto your device and cue cards at packet pickup.

Each Rest Stop will have a sampling of BBQ, water/hydration mix and a small sampling of various chips, cookies, pretzels, Hammer Gels, etc… Please plan to bring your own food if you are requiring specific nutrition.

 

*You will be allowed to pick other participant’s packets up. All riders will sign a waiver before receiving their packets. You must sign the waiver before you will be allowed to participate. There will be waiver signing stations set up at packet pickup.

To make the packet pickup process faster, sign the waiver and bring it to packet pickup with you. Click here to download the waiver.

If you have an emergency, please call 573-340-8629
The Tour de BBQ rider hotline

Short Stack Stops

BBQ Timeframe: 9:30am-10:45am

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BBQ Timeframe: 8:30am-11:30am

Start Elevation
962 feet
Max Elevation
1,056 feet
Gain
656 feet
Climbs on Route
1

Long Stack Stops

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BBQ Timeframe: 8:30am-11:30am

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BBQ Timeframe: 9:15am-1:15pm

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BBQ Timeframe: 9:45am-12:00pm

 

Start Elevation
956 feet
Max Elevation
1,061 feet
Gain
2,056 feet
Climbs on Route
11

Full Slab Stops

 

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BBQ Timeframe: 7:45am-9:30am

 

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BBQ Timeframe: 8:30am-10:30am

BBQ Timeframe: 9:15am-11:45am

 

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BBQ Timeframe: 9:45am-12:15am

BB's

BBQ Timeframe: 9:15am-1:15pm

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BBQ Timeframe: 11:00am-2:30pm

Start Elevation
980
Max Elevation
1,061
Gain
2,664
Climbs on Route
1

Current Weather

Kansas City
61° F
Clear
humidity: 41%
wind: 11.78 mph S
dew point: 37.2°
visibility: 10 miles

SAG Support McCarthy Auto Group

Due to the varying degrees of difficulty of the courses and in an effort to maintain a high safety standard for all, the Tour de BBQ ™ support (SAG) will end 5 hours after the ride starts. If you are on the course after 5 hours and on pace to not finish in 5 hours, you understand that you will no longer be provided support on the route and are riding at your own risk. Riders also understand the Pavilion closes promptly at 3:00 pm – please plan accordingly.

Please do not call SAG support if you are tired and just do not want to finish. SAG is for emergencies and for bike maintenance only.

Bike Maintenance

Local bike shops Bike Stop, Family Bicycles, Trek, Midwest Cyclery, and Revolve KC will be at selected Rest Stops to provide minor bike maintenance. Please come prepared and bring along tools, and extra tubes, and tube patch kits just to make sure you can help yourself in case of a flat on any ride.