THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED. READ STATEMENT BELOW FROM ORGANIZERS.
After countless hours of meetings and discussions, we regret that our Tour De Salt Shaker will be canceled this year due to the uncertainties surrounding COVID-19. It is definitely not the route we wanted to take, but it is so important that we are prudent and consider the safety and well-being of athlete cyclists, our Saline County community, volunteers and our staff.
We will begin to plan for the 2021 Tour De Salt Shaker and look forward to such a great event for the community of Saline County.
Cancelling the Tour De Salt Shaker has not been an easy decision and we understand this is disappointing to all and you as an athlete, the work, training and dedication you have put in to plan for this great event, so please know that this cancelation was made with the safety of the entire community in mind.
Because of this cancellation, you will be given a FULL REFUND. We are currently working with BikeReg to get your refund processed.
We look forward to having you join us for the 2021 Tour De Salt Shaker!
Please contact us with any questions that you may have. And most importantly, thank you for your support!
Stay safe and we look forward to seeing you in 2021!
Tour De Salt Shaker
ABBA Charities announces the first ever Tour de Salt Shaker, a Saline County community event that brings cycling and backyard barbeque together for a day of fun. The Saline County festival will raise awareness and support for adoption and foster care in our community as well as support services for women in unplanned pregnancies,” stated organizer Kandi Cox. All proceeds from this event will go to ABBA Charities, Inc., which supports these service in Saline County and throughout the state of Arkansas. The Tour de Salt Shaker ride will have three cycling routes around the county. The Fondo is 47.69 miles, the Medio is 31.08 miles and the Townie is 9.88 miles. See the tentative course map below. It all begins and ends in downtown Benton. That’s where the Backyard Barbeque Cook-off will be hosted. The competition will be all about wings, with prizes for Best Sauce, Best Overall Flavor, Best Presentation and Best Decorated Space. There will be craft booths, face painting, a tot race, live entertainment, food trucks, inflatables and more. Across the county in Bryant’s Mills Park, there will be a Mountain Bike Relay, and it will also have craft booths, food trucks, music and festivities for all ages. Click to enlarge the Course Map below. The route is TENTATIVE, and we will be posting an update soon.