2017 Routes

This is an urban ride, that means there are roads that may have heavy traffic and big intersections. Our number one concern is rider safety. Each course is mapped out with the safest possible route between each rest stop. All riders must follow standard traffic laws and regulations. All riders must wear a helmet. No helmet = no riding.

Each rider will receive a color wrist band that reflects the course he/she registered for. All riders must wear their wrist band to receive FREE BBQ and experience the post-ride festivities. Each route is marked by cones and biodegradable route arrows. Cones will be placed on the route before every decision point 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 cue cards at packet pickup.



Download GPS files of the routes here

Pre Rider Checklist

  1. Helmet - REQUIRED
  2. Extra Bike Tubes
  3. Bike Patch Kit
  4. Bike Pump
  5. Route Cue Cards - Given to you at packet pickup
  6. Cell Phone - REQUIRED
  7. Water Bottle
  8. Special Nutritional Requirements

All riders need to sign the USA Cycling Waiver found here. Download, print off, sign and bring it with you to packet pickup.

Download GPS files of the routes here

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

Short Stack Stops


Murray's Tables and Taps

BBQ Time Frames: 9:45AM-2:30PM


Jack Stack Martin City

BBQ Time Frames: 9:45AM-12:00PM


Start Elevation
981 FT
Max Elevation
1020 FT
438 FT
Climbs on Route

Long Stack Stops

The Burnt End

BBQ Time Frames: 8:30AM-9:45AM


BB's Lawnside BBQ

BBQ Time Frames: 9:30AM-1:45PM


Jack Stack Martin City

BBQ Time Frames: 9:45AM-12:00PM


Start Elevation
Max Elevation
Climbs on Route

Full Slab Stops


Jack Stack BBQ OP

BBQ Time Frame: 7:45AM - 9:15AM


Zarda BBQ

BBQ Time Frame: 8:30AM - 10:30AM



BBQ Time Frame: 9:15AM - 11:00 AM


Johnny's BBQ

BBQ Time Frame: 9:45AM-12:00 PM


Rosedale BBQ

BBQ Time Frame: 10:15AM-12:45PM


BB's Lawnside BBQ

BBQ Time Frame: 9:30AM-1:45PM


Murray's Tables and Taps

BBQ Time Frame: 9:45AM-2:30PM



Start Elevation
Max Elevation
Climbs on Route

Current Weather

Kansas City
37° F
humidity: 75%
wind: 2.91 mph N
dew point: 30.82°
visibility: 9.87 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 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. Big thank you to Family Bicycles, Trek Kansas City, Bike Stop, and Bicycle Shack for providing bike maintenance