This year marks the 35th Annual Tour de Gap ride at the Old Settlers’ Reunion Grounds in Buffalo Gap on July 22-23, 2017. In 2016, Big Brothers Big Sisters Abilene was selected as the new non-profit partner and the event will benefit the youth mentoring organization again this year! Tour de Gap is hugely popular, bringing in around 300 riders year after year from across Texas.
Participants will ride through the rolling hills of Buffalo Gap, relax at the pavilion area and enjoy food trucks and raffles. On Saturday, riders can choose between three distances: the traditional 11 mile and 27 mile routes plus the new 100K route. The pre-registration fee for adults through Thursday, July 20 is $35. Day of registration is available for $40. Children under 15 ride free with a paying adult. As a special addition for the anniversary year, riders are invited to participate in the Steamboat Mountain Time Trial on Sunday morning — a 7.2 mile hill climb up Belle Plains Road and up to the top of Steamboat Mountain.