Early registration is now open for Tour de Outback, to be held Friday, June 23 through Sunday, June 25 in Adel. The event is being put on in partnership with Travel Southern Oregon and Lake County Resources Initiative. Tour de Outback offers “Great Rides, Great Fun, for a Great Cause” — registration proceeds this year will benefit the Beaty Butte Wild Horse Training Facility in Adel.
Early bird registration is available now through March 31 for $65. Registration from April 1 through May 31 will be $75 and from June 1 through June 23 will be $85. Two different gravel bike routes and three different road bike routes will be offered; all routes start and end in Adel. Aid stations will be provided by Lake County Search and Rescue.
The bike routes will highlight local attractions, including the petroglyphs, hot springs, hiking opportunities and dark sky locations.
The weekend is not just for riders but for families and the community. There will also be activities, food, craft beer and live music offered at the Tour de Outback after party at the Adel Store, which is free to attend. The event organizers hope to bring families to stay for the weekend in the area and promote tourism while helping local businesses.
Sponsors of Tour de Outback so far are Les Schwab, Dr. Mark Davis and Favell-Utley Corporation. The organizers are hoping for more sponsors; sponsorship tiers are available starting at $100.
Early packet pickup will be June 23 at Tall Town Bike & Camp.
For more information and to register, visit tourdeoutback.org. For sponsorship or other questions, call 541-238-2066. Also find Tour de Outback on Facebook and Instagram at Lake County Tour De Outback.
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