Check-in is from 4 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, July 13 at the Cody Middle School (Map is below).
Those who miss it, can check in the next morning.
Overnight camping is available at the school.
At this check-in you will:
- Receive your information packet, cue sheets, tour ID wrist bands and luggage tags.
- Receive your T-shirt, a ride souvenir, and your jersey if you ordered one.
- Sign up for cabin use at the Northwest Community College Camp (where we stay the last night).
There's a Saturday Meeting for all Riders and Volunteers at 7 p.m.
All participants must join in the orientation meeting on Saturday evening at 7 p.m. at the Cody Middle School. A drawing will be held to give away a dozen specialty Tour de Wyoming mirrors for those attending – must be present to win!
Volunteers will gather immediately after the meeting to finalize assignments and schedules.
Silver Gate Accommodations
IT'S GOING TO BE COZY (MEANING CROWDED)!
We have done a headcount and 150 have selected camping indoors for our night at Silver Gate.
Please be advised: This is a very high number for the size of facilities we have available.
As we noted at registration, this is grizzly country and all outdoor campers in tents must follow the "no food in tent" rule.
We certainly can't say there won't be a grizzly bear wandering by, but the reality is that such an occurrence is very rare.
Because it is possible, and because of the "no food in tent" rule, we felt it prudent to pass on this caution.
However, be advised that overnight sleeping accommodations in the lodge (the ONLY available facility for our use) will be VERY COZY.
That means it will be crowded and the facility is far from fancy.
Don't expect much personal space if you opt for the indoor camping option.
Registration for the 2013 Tour is closed and the lottery has been run.
The wait list is filled and no names are being added.
The following are the categories of registration status:
- Registered: Registered but currently you are not in the tour(unsuccessful with the lottery).
- Accepted: Registered AND in the tour but have not paid or sent in a signed waiver.
- Canceled: No longer registered for the Tour.
- Paid: Fees are paid BUT no waiver has been received so entry is still incomplete.
- Confirmed: Fees paid AND waiver sent in. You are ready to roll!
Note: Entries are NOT transferable. If you can't come, you can't "sell" your entry to someone else.
Please note - our ride has only 350 riders. We have an upper limit of 1,000 applicants - NOT 1,000 riders.
If you have someone coming along for the week who is neither a rider or a volunteer, they must register as a non-rider if they plan to use any of our overnight facilities.
The Non-rider fee of $50 allows them to use any of our indoor/outdoor facilities during the tour.
Non-riders may also sign up for the breakfast or dinner meal plans.
CLICK HERE for the Non-rider entry form.
Mail a check or money order and the signed Tour Waiver to:
Cycle Wyoming (this is also who you make the check out to)
1116 Albin St.
Laramie, WY 82072
Important Details about the Tour de Wyoming 2013 Route
ALL VOLUNTEER SLOTS HAVE BEEN FILLED FOR 2013.
Sag Support (5 slots): Drive the route, helping riders if needed and refreshing supplies at the rest stop. The vehicle for this task needs to carry at least a couple people and their bikes. A big RV or trailer set-up DOES NOT WORK for this position due to the need to pull over off the highway frequently.
Rest Stop Support (15 slots): Provide goodies (food and water) at a rest stop out on the route. The best vehicle for this is any type that has room to haul food. RVs and camping trailers are fine since our rest stop sites usually are good sized.
Sign Picker-Upper (1 slot): Pick up the signage once the last riders have passed. This is a great chore for a late riser who has their own vehicle.
Water supply(2 slots): Drive one of our two water support vehicles to provide water at the rest stops. This position requires either a pick-up truck that can hold a water tank, or a vehicle that can pull a trailer with a water tank.
Luggage(1 to drive, 1 to help): Supervise the daily loading and unloading of the luggage truck AND drive it to the days destination.
Advance Set-up(1 slot): Coordinate with planning committee members to help set up our overnight sites with signage.
What you get as a volunteer:
Free breakfast and dinner meal plans.
Reimburse gas costs while on the route.
All the rest stop food you want.
Registration slot for one rider (the rider still pays full entry).
Appreciation, appreciation, appreciation!
Medical Support: If you have medical background and can help us out with this, we'd have you carry few first aid supplies on your bike. We provide first aid only and transport to medical aid. Riding medics enter as regular riders with the lottery and pay full entry fee.
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Thanks to the following Laramie businesses who helped us in past Tours and will join us again in 2013:
Coal Creek Coffee provided excellent FREE coffee each morning for those java snobs who couldn't pedal without some GOOD coffee first.
The mechanics from Laramie's Pedalhouse (rated one of the top 50 bike shops in the USA by Bicycling Magazine!) have provided support in 2011 and 2012.
Tour de Wyoming Jerseys and Socks
Meet Fido, as the locals have named this massive bison who hangs out between Silver Gate and Cooke City.
Fido will be featured on our jersey for 2013. The design will be posted here as soon as it's ready.
Jerseys are $58 when pre-ordered at registration and then handed out at the start of the Tour.
A limited number (that were not pre-ordered) will be available at the Tour.
Pre-orders for jerseys are no longer being taken.
Our jerseys are made by Revi of Euromesh material (Made in the U.S.A), with the same size and cut as our previous jerseys.
- The jerseys have a hidden zipper in the front and set-in sleeves
- Revi-X Moisture Management Treated- Fast wick Fast Dry
- Will keep wearer cooler when it is hot. Warmer when it is cool.
- Engineered Stretch and recovery- ensures comfortable fit.
- No Pill surface for a long wearing beautiful garment.
- Best for all climates
- Women's cut is without bottom hem elastic.
We offer both Men's and Women's Cuts with the following Size Chart:
Note: XS is shorter than small with same chest.
We will also offer for sale our special Grizzly socks.
We will also be in grizzly country with a special "Meals on Wheels" sock design.
Socks are $7 when ordered at registration. Only a minimal number will be available for sale at the event.
Our socks are Made in the U.S.A by Sockguy.
We have two regular "Stretch to Fit" sizes:
Small/Medium (fits sizes 5-9) and Large/X-Large (fits sizes 9-13).
What To Expect on the Tour de Wyoming
The Tour de Wyoming is a fully supported tour.
We carry your luggage each day, provide rest stops with food and drink, and provide camping at schools (indoor and outdoor options) each evening.
SAG support is available to pick you up on the route, if needed.
During the ride, we have medics and mechanics on the road (they are riding bikes, too). We have bike mechanics available at the end of each day as well as massage therapists. Purchase meal plans for breakfasts and dinners, all provided as fundraisers by local civic groups.
We strive to make accommodations as pleasant as possible but expect some rustic overnight stays.
Also, be prepared to lug your gear to and from your campsites. There is no sherpa service.
We are sticklers for safety. All riders MUST keep to the right "as far as practical" when on the Tour de Wyoming. This means pacelines are not allowed to impede traffic. Our roads are open to motor vehicles and we must SHARE THE ROAD.
If you prefer a bit of pampering for the week, contact the Shuttleguy for their services.
Adult Rider Entry
Youth Rider Entry
Age 14 and under
Breakfast Meal Plan
- for each morning of the ride
Evening Meal Plan
- for each night we have a civic group fix dinner EXCEPT Red Lodge where you can enjoy one of the many local establishments
$60 for use of overnight locations.
Age 12 and under - no facility use charge
Non-riders may also purchase meal plans.
What you get:
- Luggage transport (one bag to 50 pounds OR 2 bags, neither over 40 pounds)
- Overnight accommodations (usually at schools) - camp indoors or outside
If you prefer motels, make your own arrangments.
- Rest stop food and water/drink
- Tour T-shirt
- Tour souvenir
- Mechanical support
- Sag pick-up support
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2012 Tour de Wyoming Sponsors and Contributors
Shaun S. Shafer, MD
WyoMed Laboratory, Inc.
The Tour de Wyoming is Endorsed by:
Guess the Route Contest
The winner of our "can you guess the route" contest is Terry Krysl from Houston, Texas but he grew up in Rawlins, Wy.
Terry has been on the Tour the last five year and, before that, he volunteered for two years.
Honorable mention goes to the following who also guessed the route: Holly Cunningham and Richard Karpay.
Second Honorable Mention goes to the following who had the correct towns but in the opposite direction:
Heide Rewarts, DuWayne Zuehlsdorff, and Kevin Haukaas.
Thanks to everyone who joined in the fun!
Here are the daily hints and tips that were given (one each day):
- Hint: We stay in one town for two nights and one of our overnight locations is not in a town. The tip will identify the nearest significant topographic feature.
- The tips may or may not be in the order of when we stay there. We have five overnight locations plus the start and end location.
- Tip 1:This town is named after a man who was once a scout for the U.S. Army’s 5th Cavalry and earned the Congressional Medal of Honor for valor in 1872. He served as a frontier scout for northern armies during the Plains Indian Wars, working for and with such men as George Armstrong Custer. He became well known for his entertaining shows that featured his bison hunting prowess.
- Tip 2: Named for John Wesley ________, the famed Grand Canyon explorer and early day proponent of federal reclamation and irrigation systems.
- Tip 3:This town was hit particularly hard by the Great Depression. To make ends meet, the manufacture of illegal bootleg liquor, labeled cough syrup, became an economic mainstay and was sold as far away as Chicago and San Francisco. One of the early residents was John “Liver Eating’” Johnston.
- Tip 4: First town in the region but was originally called Camp Colter in honor of mountain man John Colter.
- Tip 5: Nearest topographic feature: An Indian sentinel posted on top of hill thwarted army soldiers who were in pursuit of Nez Perce Indians who had attacked some of their fellow soldiers. The soldiers followed the Indians but opted to wait until morning to continue pursuit due to the sentinel. It wasn’t until the next morning when they noted the Indian had not moved that they realized they’d been fooled by an Indian corpse propped up on the hilltop.
- Tip 6: Ag; and the way through a fence.
The 2011 Tour de Wyoming is now history and it was an excellent event.
Thanks to the riders, volunteers and planning committee that made it all possible.
Sharing the road - Wyoming style.
The scenery was hard to beat this year. Go Heidi and Dennis!
Click Here for more photos provided by Amber Travsky, Terry Krysl, Marisue Smith and Richard Karpay.
To check out more photos and review the fun of the 2011 Tour click on the following links:
CLICK HERE for photos from Rhonda Waggoner who was driving the blue Jeep.
There are more photos posted on the Tour de Wyoming Riders and Volunteers Facebook Page.
For a chance to review the fun of the 2010 Tour, click on the following links:
CLICK HERE for a YouTube video put together by Tom Herrmann (from Overland Park, Kansas).
Click Here for a Powerpoint Slide show Provided by Mikhail Bronstein (from Hackensack, NJ).
Click Here to view photos by Mikhail that you can view free of charge
(and then purchase at just $.15 a shot if you'd like).
and Click Here for some photos provided by
Terry Krysl (from Houston, TX) and other contributors to our Facebook page.
Planning Committee Members
The Tour de Wyoming is a purely volunteer organization.
The following individuals are making the Tour de Wyoming 2013 possible:
As the Tour enters its 17th year, it's good to look back to those who helped us through the years.
A special thank you to the following former members of the Tour Planning committee:
Diana "Judi" Hulme
Other contact info:
Tour de Wyoming
1116 Albin St.
Laramie, WY 82072
Email is the preferred method for making contact.
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