Sunday, September 18, 2016
The Tour des Suds is a 33 year old party on bikes. With prizes for zany costumes, a post-ride barbeque and killer swag giveaways, this race has long been Park City’s celebration of the autumn mountain biking season. A mass start from City Park heads up Main Street then onto single-track for a 7-mile tour up to Guardsman Pass - and that’s where the party begins! After summit celebrations at the Guardsman Pass party station (also the race finish), eventually, riders - or at this point, “partiers” - make way to Town Lift Plaza where festivities continue and awards are handed out. Revelers of all ages are welcome. Kids under 18 ride free. Winning times range between 47 minutes and 2 hours, demonstrating a wide range of ages, ability levels and, most importantly, reasons why people participate in this event - some come to race, most come to have a good time on bikes. Like most Park City traditions, there is nothing serious about this event except the guarantee of having a good time!
RACE DAY: Start is located in Park City, City Park, 1354 Park Ave, Park City, UT.
- 8:00 - 9:30AM - Packet pick up for preregistered riders & Day of regisration
- 10:00AM - Race start
COURSE INFO: Mass start from City Park, up Main Street to Daly Canyon and then on to single and double-track to the top of Guardsman Pass. The course climbs 2,700’ in elevation over 7 miles. While the race course is often a mystery until race day, the festive race finish is always at the top of Guardsman Pass.
WHY REGISTER NOW?: The first 300 registered will receive custom Tour des Suds socks and lunch.
After event/prizes, food and beverages will be available for all participants. The post race festivities will take place, on the Town Lift Deck, located on Lower Main Street. Prizes for best costumes will be awarded. Awards will also be given to the overall top three finishers for both men/women.