Tour de Bluff is an annual bicycle themed event produced and managed by Novel T’s and made possible through partnerships and sponsorship funding. Due to Covid-19, the Tour de Bluff 2020 experience will be different than in the previous 16 years. Pine Bluff is poised to be one of Arkansas’s most exciting cities and destinations. Bicycling will be part of the experience. Tour de Bluff is in the forefront promoting bicycle environments and activities in the Pine Bluff/Jefferson County Arkansas area. Tour de Bluff encourages everyone to come to Pine Bluff and experience what is happening in Jefferson County now and in the future. The 2020 Pandemic has altered all of our activities and the way we all must live. During these times, bicycling has emerged as a safe activity for fun and exercise if done with caution. In the interest of public safety, Tour de Bluff 2020 will have safe activities onsite as well as a Challenge, Virtual Experience, and Scavenger Hunt.
a Tour de Bluff 2020 Moisture Wicking Performance T-shirt
this week's contest ends Wednesday September 9th
Tour de Bluff 2020 will be a fun adventure! The Best part; anyone can participate in the fun. Read below and find the challenge that fits you!
Join the Tour de Bluff text club for your chance to win great Tour de Bluff prizes. There will be a new contest each week until the week of October 7, 2020. Be sure to enter each one. New prizes and new winners will be awarded each week. To enter, text “BikeFest” to the number 72727
The Tour de Bluff Challenge
To participate in the 2020 Tour de Bluff Challenge, register online at www.TourDeBluff.com and select your route. Ride your selected route using safe riding practices any time between September 7, 2020 and October 10, 2020. Tour de Bluff Challenge signs will be in place along the Tour de Bluff 2020 routes for photo opportunities documenting your journey. You can post pictures of your adventure on your social media pages. Pictures posted on the Tour de Bluff facebook page are eligible for great prizes.
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 2020 Tour de Bluff Virtual Challenge, register online at www.TourDeBluff.com. Pictures posted on the Tour de Bluff facebook page are eligible for great prizes.
The Scavenger Hunt
Scavenger Hunt participants can participate onsite or virtual. The Scavenger Hunt has a list of pictures that the participant must snap along the way. Once finished, upload your pictures for your chance to win a 2020 Tour de Bluff Jersey. To participate in the 2020 Tour de Bluff Scavenger Hunt, register online at www.TourDeBluff.com. Pictures posted on the Tour de Bluff facebook page are eligible for great prizes.
Tour de Bluff 2020 will have:
Bike Safety information to take Home
A Fun Bike Obstacle Course
A Sack Lunch provided by G.Y.M. (Gould Youth Ministries)*
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 2020 Event Days outline
Participants can pick up registration packets between 3:00 pm and 7:00 pm on Friday September 11, 2020 at 601 Main St. Plaza.
7:00 am – Registration and packet pick up. Registration begins at 7:00 am at 601 Main St. Plaza; in Downtown Pine Bluff. Rest stops and rider support will be available on event day. There will be no large group start. Riders can begin their ride as soon as they pick up their event packet. Route starts will be at 601 Main St Plaza.
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.
11:00 - Kids Activities begin
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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