Le Tour de Surgéon 2020

Saturday, August 29th -  Tuesday, September 22nd

allez, Allez, ALLEZ!!  It is time (albeit a bit late) for the annual Tour de Surgéon(TDS).

This 3-week event coincides with the BIG tour, Tour de France. Each day there is a ride stage in the Tour de France, there is a ride stage in the Tour de Surgeon. All of the drama, all of the pageantry, all of the sweat and screaming muscles, except on a slightly smaller scale and A LOT more fun, as you get to ride, not just watch!

While NOT a race, TDS is a points-based competition. How do you get points you ask? There are FIVE (5) ways for you to gain points in each stage:

1. Sign in and ride the stage, you get the biggest points for participation 10 points for each official TDS Ride you sign into and ride.

2. Apparel – Dress in a previous year Tour de Surgéon jersey or Pro Team jersey (3 points)

3. Social media – Upload your pictures from a stage to Facebook with #tourdesurgeon (3 Point) At the end of the event, the most EPIC picture of the year will be selected for a 25 point bonus.

4. Cannonball Strava segment – Each TDS official ride will have a designated Strava segment – top 3 get bonus points (3 points for 1st, 2 point for 2nd and 1 point for 3rd) **You must participate/ride with the group to earn this bonus. Segments will not be announced/published prior to the beginning of the ride.

5. Individual Time Trial (ITT) Points – The Individual Time Trial will happen on Saturday, September 19. 20 Points for 1st thru 2 Points for 10th place

Happening Saturday, September 19th at 10AM from Bike Surgeon. The course will be announced at the start line, all riders will ride to the start line together in a mellow B paced group. Aero bars, TT bikes, Deep wheels, Flat Bars, Fat Tires, and all other varieties of bikes are legal and encouraged, motorized bikes are not. To level the playing field, we are also not allowing Garmins, Wahoos, Bike Computers of any type, no phone, no speed/distance tracking devices, no watches, zipp, zero, nada, do this one by dead reckoning or use a sun dial😊. The ITT will be run as a modified “Bracket Race”; predict your average speed most accurately and you win! At registration prior to the ride you will provide your predicted average speed for the event and your rider name. We will score the top ten riders based on the difference of the actual average speed to the predicted average speed with the lowest deviation winning.

Ride Times and Virtual Rides

All rides other than the ITT will be a comfortable B pace and roll Monday – Friday at 6pm; Saturdays at 8am and Sundays are our defined REST DAYS. If you cannot make the ride, you can ride anywhere remotely! Simply grab a screenshot of your effort from Strava/Garmin/Zwift or your Cycling computer and post the picture to our Facebook and use #tourdesurgeon.

Prize money, TDS Jerseys and the TDS Podium Ceremony.

The top three point’s earners each week (Mon-Sat) get in on some cool prizes, $50, $25 and $10 in shop credit respectively. The Overall top three point holders at the end of the Tour de Surgéon will WIN a 2020 version of the limited release Tour de Surgéon jersey FREE. The rest of the top ten can grab one of these jerseys at 50% off and anyone with at least 10 points can grab a jersey at 25% off.

We’ve upped the game yet again! Not only is TDS the most fun you can have on your bike during the month of September you can also earn big money for riding your bike! For every point you earn in this year’s Tour, you will earn $1 towards the purchase of a new carbon bike for yourself in October 2020. Crunch those numbers: 10 points for showing up to each stage; 3 point for wearing a tour or pro team jersey; 3 point for uploading your pictures to social and a potential 3 bonus points for Strava segments…almost $20 for one night of riding! Multiply that out over the course of 3 weeks, and you can accumulate some nice cash toward a new ride!

Tuesday September 22nd, the official TDS Podium Ceremony with some extra social distance and masks on the “girls”.  With all of the pomp and circumstance you would expect from a world class event, winners from this years TDS will be presented with their prizes from atop the steps of the Bike Surgeon (BS) Podium.  The trophy girls will be on hand for photo ops, the champagne will be spraying the winners and the crowd, and a fun Tuesday night ride will roll as soon as the ceremonies commence.