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Tour de Bluff

Friday & Saturday, September 11-12, 2020 - Pine Bluff, AR

Staying in shape can be fun!  To prove it, Novel T’s Custom Screen Printing and Ad Specialty Gallery, ARORA and The City of Pine Bluff are hosting the 17th annual Tour de Bluff. Tour De Bluff 2020 is an opportunity to see and participate in the rebuilding of a great Central Arkansas community. Tour De Bluff 2020 has routes and new activities that will make your experience even more fun than before!

 

Organizers have set up a fun-filled event with great new activities starting on Friday September 11, 2020 at the UAPB Incubator at 615 Main St. in Pine Bluff. Riders will be able to pick up their packets from 3:00 to 7:00.

 

Tour de Bluff 2020 will feature the new Tour de Bluff Friday Blues Social!

Tour de Bluff Friday Social, sponsored by Novel T’s, Arora and The City Of Pine Bluff, is an opportunity for participants, family, visitors, and the local community to socialize and have a fun time together in Pine Bluff. Registered Tour de Bluff participants will receive free gifts provided by Tour de Bluff sponsors.

 

Tour de Bluff Saturday will feature bicycle safety information, Tour de Bluff road race, bicycle courses designed for riders to travel any comfortable distance. Tour de Bluff is a family activity for people of all ages to learn the safe way to enjoy bicycling and have lots of fun. Anyone can participate; those who are just learning to ride a bicycle; those who ride regularly; and those who haven’t been on a bicycle since they were kids. If you don’t ride, come anyway; there will entertainment and food for everyone.

 

Saturday begins at 7:00 a.m. with registration in downtown Pine Bluff at 601 Main Street Plaza. Road racers who would like to complete for the Tour de Bluff road race title start the course. Leisure riders wanting to ride the course any distance “just for fun” and distance riders will begin after all racers have started.  While they are gone, others may watch and/or participate in the fun games, entertainment, and activities, which include a bicycle safety demonstration, a Fire Engine display by the Pine Bluff Fire Department, a “BEST LOOKING BIKE” contest. 4H and Jefferson County Growing Healthy Communities have partnered for Bicycle Safety stations to teach safe riding skills. 

 

The goal for Tour de Bluff is to show people how to stay in shape while having fun and helping people rediscover the joy of bicycle riding as a great way to accomplish this goal.

 

Tour de Bluff 2020 Event outline

 

Friday

Participants can pick up registration packets between 3:00 pm and 7:00 pm on Friday September 11, 2020 at 601 Main St. Plaza.

 

Friday Night Blues Social

Friday Night Blues Social will be at UAPB Incubator 615 S. Main. Friday Night Blues Social features Blues Music and Free gifts and prizes for participants.

 

Saturday

Registration begins at 7:00 am at 601 Main St. Plaza; in Downtown Pine Bluff. Route starts will be staged on Main St. Road racers who would like to complete for the Tour de Bluff title start the 23 mile course.  Leisure riders wanting to ride the course any distance “just for fun” and distance riders will begin after all racers have started.  While they are gone, others may watch and/or participate in the fun games and activities, which include vendors, a bicycle safety demonstration, a Fire Engine display by the Pine Bluff Fire Department, a “BEST LOOKING BIKE” contest, and music. 4H and Jefferson County Growing Healthy Communities have partnered for Bicycle Safety stations to teach.

 

7:00 am – Registration and packet pick up

 

8:00 am - Tour de Bluff 23 mile Road Race is a fun activity for those who like to ride fast! The Tour de Bluff Road Race doesn’t have categories or complicated rules; all of the Racers start together and the first one to the finish line wins! The winner receives a trophy, other fine gifts, and bragging rights.

 

8:15 – Leisure & Distant Route riders start

 

9:00 - Bicycle Safety Demonstrations, Games, Contests and other fun activities begin

 

9:45 - Tour de Bluff Road Race prize presentation for winners

 

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.

 

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. Volunteers from the Arts and Science Center for Southeast Arkansas will have a booth onsite to assist kids who want to decorate their bikes. 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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