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Friday & Saturday, September 8-9, 2023 - Pine Bluff, AR

Tour de Bluff is an annual bicycle-themed event produced and managed by Novel T’s.  It is made possible through partnerships and sponsorship funding.  Pine Bluff is poised to be one of Arkansas’s most exciting city destinations; bicycling will be part of the experience!  Tour de Bluff is at the forefront of promoting bicycle environments and activities in the Pine Bluff/Jefferson County area, Tour de Bluff encourages everyone to experience what is happening now and what is to coming in the near future.

 

Tour de Bluff offers activities in person as well as The Tour de Bluff Challenge, and a variety of Virtual Challenges throughout the year. Tour de Bluff Virtual Challenges are located on the free Ride Spot Mobile app. Check the Ride Spot app or sign up for the Tour de Bluff email newsletter for current information about Tour de Bluff Challenges.

Major Taylor 145 Year Anniversary Ride Spot  Challenge

November 26, 2023 marks the 145 anniversary of Marshall "Major" Taylor's birthdate. This RideSpot Mobile App challenge is an opportunity for all cyclists to pay respect for his contribution to cycling. The challenge last for 365 days to give participants in all climates an opportunity to complete it within whatever weather conditions best suits their style. Major Taylor 145 yr Anniversary Challenge is part of the TourDeBluff.com Virtual Challenge series

 

Click Here for Information about how to use the Free RideSpot Mobile App

 

$25 Registration includes Collectable Moisture Wicking  T-shirt and Commemorative Coin

Check Out Tour de Bluff 2023 Pictures!!

 

If you see any you like, you can purchase them from Ms. Camera Lady - Ebony Blevins

click button to view

 

Onsite

To participate in Tour de Bluff 2023 Onsite, register online at www.TourDeBluff.com. Click the "Event Day Registration" button and select your route. Check in and start will be in Pine Bluff Arkansas starting at 8:00 am September 9, 2023. Ride your selected route using safe riding practices. Early packet pickup will be Friday September 8, 2023.

 

The Tour de Bluff Challenge

To participate in the 2023 Tour de Bluff Challenge, register online at www.TourDeBluff.com. Click the "TDB Challenge Registration" and select your route. Use the Ride Spot app as your guide. Ride your selected route using safe riding practices any time between September 8, 2023 and October 30, 2023.  Once registered, log on and track the route of your choice using the Free Ride Spot app. Participants must use the Ride Spot app to be eligible for Tour de Bluff items upon completion. Participation on Strava or any other sports app is not supported by Tour de Bluff.

 

Go to: https://www.tourdebluff.com/routes/  for help setting up and using the Ride Spot App

 

The Virtual Challenge

The Tour de Bluff Virtual Challenge will be tracked through Ride Spot app and open to those who cannot, or wish not to, travel to Pine Bluff and ride the actual route. The Tour de Bluff Virtual Challenge will offer various options that can be completed from your home, or any other starting point, based on distance. The Tour de Bluff Virtual Challenge is a goal-oriented ride you can complete anywhere. To participate in the 2023 Tour de Bluff Virtual Challenge, register online at www.TourDeBluff.com. Click the "Virtual Challenge Registration" button. Use the Ride Spot app to join and participate in your chosen Challenge. Once registered, log on and track the route of your choice using the Free Ride Spot app at any time before October 30, 2023. Participants must use the Ride Spot app to be eligible for Tour de Bluff items upon completion. Participation on Strava or any other sports app is not supported by Tour de Bluff.

 

Go to: https://www.tourdebluff.com/routes/  for help setting up and using the Ride Spot App

 

For Kids

 

Tour de Bluff 2023 will have:

 

Bike Safety information to take Home

A Fun Bike Obstacle Course

A Sack Lunch*

Tour de Bluff T-shirt*

Tour de Bluff backpack*

 

* Only Kids registered in advance are guaranteed to receive items

 

 

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Tour de Bluff 2023 Event Outline

Friday SpokeGhetti Social

FRIDAY 
SEPTEMBER 8, 2023
PINE BLUFF MAIN LIBRARY
600 S. MAIN, PINE BLUFF
3:00 TO 6:00 PM

 

featuring:
Tour de Bluff packet pick-up

$10 Spaghetti Dinners provided
by J & T Catering

 

also

Fun and Entertainment @ the UAPB Bistro

provided by

Pine Bluff Advertising and Promotion Commission

featuring

 

6-7 pm - Music by Saxophonist Damon Tolbert

7:30-7:45pm - Cultural Events by Jimmy Cunningham

7:45-8:45 pm Music by Platinum Hitz Band

 

Saturday

 

7:00 am – Registration and packet pick up. Registration begins at 7:00 am in Pine Bluff.  Rest stops and rider support will be available on event day. 

 

8:00 am - Road Route Riders begin. 

 

 

10:00 - Mayor’s Mile begins

 

Start your bicycle fitness journey by joining Pine Bluff Mayor Shirley Washington riding the Tour de Bluff Mayor’s Mile. The Tour de Bluff Mayor’s Mile is a 1 mile short, fun adventure. The Mayor’s Mile will be lined with excitement and gifts. It’s a great opportunity for those who have not been on a bike for years; never before; and families with small children.

 

10:00 - 1:00 - Kids Activities

 

12:00 – “BEST LOOKING BIKE” Contest

Tour de Bluff “Best Looking Bike” Contest is a fun activity open to all participants. There is a 15 and below category and a 16 and above category. Bikes are judged by the opinion of onsite Tour de Bluff officials. Participants can decorate their bikes or rely on the un-decorated beauty of the bike. Winners of both categories of the “Best Looking Bike” Contest will be announced at 12 pm on Saturday. Winners will receive a certificate and other great gifts and prizes.

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