This year’s Tour de Kota has officially kicked off as riders were making their way out of Dell Rapids this morning. Registration was held yesterday at the city park from 5:00 – 7:00 along with a supper feed. After a night of camping at the city park, riders were heading out on the first leg of the 464-mile trek…a 69-mile ride to Beresford. Riders will finish the Tour de Kota back in Dell Rapids on Friday, June 22nd in the final stage, an 84-mile ride from De Smet.
The 2012 Argus Leader Tour de Kota™ will be held June 17–22, with the route beginning and ending in Dell Rapids, SD. This year’s tour will be a challenging ride full of inspiring prairie vistas, rolling hills and heartfelt community support.
Each year Tour de Kota™ travels the back roads and byways of our beautiful state of South Dakota. This year’s bonus is that we’ll also get to experience the lush farmlands of Iowa and Minnesota. An overnight stay outside South Dakota is a first. Marshall, Minnesota is welcoming the tour with open arms.
The outpouring of hospitality from each overnight community will leave a lasting impression. Riders are also touched by the kindness of dozens of small towns and cities long the way. It’s good friends, good food and cycling stories that will last forever.
Check out the website: http://www.tourdekota.com