Final Directions to the Tour TOUR CHECK-IN June 22, 2013, 2pm-6pm PLEASE PLAN ACCORDINGLY
Canon City High School, 1313 College Ave, Canon City, CO 81212. Approximately 145 miles southwest of Denver, about a three hour road trip. Take I25 south to Pueblo, (about 100 miles from Denver). Take the Highway 50 Exit, Exit 101, heading west to Canon City, about 40 miles. In Canon City, turn right off of Highway 50 (West Royal Gorge Blvd) onto North 12th Street. Go six blocks and turn right onto College Ave. Canon City High School is located at 1313 College Ave, Canon City, CO 81212. WEEK LONG parking (with BTC parking permit only) will be at Canon City High
School. PHOTO ID IS REQUIRED FOR TOUR CHECK-IN! You will receive a wristband, bicycle tag, baggage tag(s), T-shirt, water bottle and map book at Tour Check-In. A volunteer staff member will fasten the rider ID and meal wristbands to your person when you are handed your packet. PLEASE affix ID TAGS securely to your bicycle and baggage.
SAG WAGONS WILL NOT STOP FOR CYCLISTS UNLESS A BICYCLE NUMBER IS ATTACHED TO THE
BICYCLE IN PLAIN VIEW AND THE CYCLIST HAS A RIDER ID WRISTBAND.
Our starting point this year is Canon City, CO. Cañon City, county seat of Fremont County, is located at the mouth of the Royal Gorge in the foothills of the Rockies, 45 miles southwest of Colorado Springs and 36 miles west of Pueblo, Colorado. We recommend Mapquest to assist you with driving directions.
If you're a pilot, the Fremont County Airport is only minutes away from Canon City. There are several commercial airports near Canon City including Colorado Springs Airport (COS) 40 miles away, Pueblo Memorial Airport (PUB) 40 miles away, San Luis Regional Airport (ALS) 75 miles away in Alamosa, Gunnison-Crested Butte Regional Airport (GUC) 95 miles away. For air travel arrangements contact your travel agent or check out cheaptickets.com.
Avoid the hassle and
risk of flying with your bike. The BTC has teamed up with High Country Shipping for coordinated bike shipping and assembly/disassembly services.
Before the Ride
High Country Shipping will ship your bike to Canon City via Fed-Ex or UPS where they will unpack your bike, assemble it, and have it ready and
waiting for you at check in when you arrive. High Country Shipping will also be delivering boxed bikes to the BTC's start for riders who wish to self-assemble.
After the Ride
High Country Shipping can have your bike disassembled and ship your bike home. At the end of the BTC, leave your bicycle at the shipping tent near the finish, and High Country will do the rest.
Bike Box Storage
High Country Shipping will store bike cases for you. If you ship your bike with them storage cost is part of their service. If you handle your own shipping and need bike box storage during the tour, the cost is $25. Just bring your empty bike box to them at the start of the tour and pick it up after the ride.
HCS will arrange for all shipping details, send shipping labels in advance, arrange for timely pick-up, monitor each shipment to insure its on-time arrival, and send e-mails both when bikes arrive in Canon City and when they are shipped home.