Despite Self-Quarantining and Social Distancing, we have created a way to still encourage you to get out on the trails for some sanity-saving pandemic recovery, all while supporting Mountain Trails this summer with Virtual participation!
Presented by Skullcandy, Tour des Suds is a 7-mile mountain bike climb starting at City Park. Go hard and treat it like a legit mtb race (yes, there are awards) or a crazy costume party on bikes. Either way, it’s 2,700′ of vert straight up to the finish line at the top of Guardsman Pass. No e-bikes please.
Only participants who register before September 1st are guaranteed a pair of official 2020 Tour des Suds socks!
HOW VIRTUAL WORKS:
Once we have confirmed your registration, we will send you details on where you can pick up your number plate and if you registered before September 1st – your socks!
You will have the entire month of September to ride the course.
Once you have ridden the course, email your name, number plate # and finish time to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Results will be posted online October 2, 2020
Virtual Costume Contest: Because it wouldn’t be Tour des Suds without costumes! If you want to be entered into the virtual costume contest, please post a picture of you in your costume on course to instagram with #2020tourdesuds. Winners will be announced at the of the month.
This virtual event is unsupported – NO aid stations or medical staff will be on trails. Please follow COVID social distancing guidelines
COURSE OPTIONS: Because we know that change is not for everyone, you have two course options.
From City Park we ride up Park Avenue turning left on Heber Ave then Right on Main Street and continue up Daly, by the water tank.
Left at intersection uphill on Service Rd. (Ontario Bypass), turn right at next intersection and stay to the far right where the single track skirts the dirt pile, follow Ontario Bypass/Tour Des Suds signage to the Guard Rd.
Cross the Guard Rd and continue on Ontario Bypass/Tour Des Suds to intersection with Mid Mt Trail.
Turn right on Mid Mt and continue on it until you reach the Tour Des Suds intersection.
Go left on Tour Des Suds and continue up to the service rd.
Turn left on the service road and continue to the next intersection. Go left (short downhill) on service road until it runs into the Team Big Bear single track where you will veer right.
Stay on Team Big Bear until the Flagstaff loop intersection. Take the right most single track and follow it a short distance to a service rd.
Veer left onto single track once more.
Turn right at next intersection and continue uphill until it spits you out on a street.
Turn left (uphill) on the street and continue downhill, veering left in between boulders on gravel road to the finish.
Start at the Bonanza Flat Trail Head Parking. Cross the Guard Rd on the northeast corner of the lot(by the bathrooms) and take the short section of singletrack(Empire Pass Connector), turn right onto the double track and continue up to the 9K trail.
Follow the 9K trail to the intersection with Black Forest and veer left across the Georgianna service rd and continue for approximately 0.3 mile.
Continue on the newly cut section of the 9K trail for approximately 1.8 miles to the intersection with Apex.
Turn right onto Apex and descend across the Jupiter Access Rd, continuing on Apex for 1.1 mile.
Turn right onto Keystone and stay on Keystone for 0.6 mile.
Turn right onto Fat Lip and continue for 0.8 mile.
Turn right onto the new hand-built section of trail for about 0.2 mile.
Continue uphill on singletrack and veer left, back onto the 9K Trail.
Continue on the 9K Trail back the way you came for 2.3 miles, descending the Empire Pass Connector back to the Bonanza Flat Trail Head.
Thank you to our title sponsor:
Only folks who register before September 1st get socks!
Stay Park City, Official Lodging Provider for Tour des Suds, has exclusive offers and great advice about how to make the most of your Park City trip. So grab your friends and your bike and make it a fun weekend getaway. Enter passcode “STAYPC” to save even more!
Traveling with a group? Our reservation specialists can help you find the best options to keep the team together. Be sure to book early for the absolute lowest rates and best availability. Call us at 888-754-3279.
Presented by Skullcandy, the 36th Annual Tour des Suds is a 7-mile mountain bike climb starting at City Park. Go hard and treat it like a legit mtb race (yes, there are awards) or a crazy costume party on bikes. Either way, it’s 2,700′ of vert straight up to the finish line/Skullcandy Party Station at the top of Guardsman Pass. Festivities continue back at City Park with lunch and the “Suds” along killer opportunity drawing, costume contest and awards. The Tour des Suds is the zaniest mountain bike party in the west! No e-bikes please.