Tour de Bloom

May 4, 2018

TourdeBloomCrit4The Tour de Bloom Stage Race is a three-day cycling event being held May 4-6, 2018, in the Wenatchee Valley. Organized by the Wenatchee Valley Velo Club, Tour de Bloom features a road race in Plain on Friday, a Merckx-style Time Trial on Saturday morning, a twilight criterium in historic downtown Wenatchee on Saturday afternoon and evening, and a road race among the rolling wheat fields near Waterville in adjacent Douglas County on Sunday. The event is USA Cycling-certified. Tour de Bloom is held during Wenatchee’s famous Apple Blossom Festival.

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Road Closures

The Washington State Apple Blossom Festival and Wenatchee Valley Velo have announced road closures to celebrate the 2018 Grand Parade and Tour de Bloom Criterium bike race on May 5.

Beginning at 9:00am on Saturday, May 5 the Washington State Apple Blossom Festival will close the following streets:

  • Millerdale Avenue from Fuller Street to Miller Street
  • Miller Street from Millerdale to Cherry Street
  • Cherry Street to Triangle Park
  • Triangle Park to Orondo Street to Wenatchee Avenue
  • Wenatchee Avenue to Seventh Street
  • Palouse Street from Mission to Wenatchee Avenue
  • Mission from Palouse Street to Second Avenue
  • First and Second Streets from Mission to Wenatchee Avenue

The Stemilt Growers Grand Parade begins at 11:00am. The following streets are expected to re-open at 1:00:

  • Millerdale Avenue from Fuller Street to Miller Street
  • Miller Street from Millerdale to Cherry Street
  • Cherry Street to Triangle Park
  • Triangle Park to Orondo Street to Wenatchee Avenue

The Tour de Bloom Criterium bike race will begin at 2:30pm. The Criterium, sponsored by Biosports Physical Therapy, takes place over a six-block loop following the Apple Blossom Festival Grand Parade with the following street closures:

  • Mission from Yakima Street to Second Avenue
  • Wenatchee Avenue from Yakima Street to Second Avenue
  • Orondo Avenue, Palouse Street, and First Avenue from Mission to Wenatchee Avenue

All closed roads will re-open at 11:00pm on May 5. Spectators are welcome at both events

2018 Sponsors

Our 2018 event is presented by Wenatchee Valley Brewing Company, as well as the following sponsors:

Interested in being a sponsor? Download more information here.

 

Results

For 2017 Tour de Bloom Stage Race and Omnium results: please click here.

For 2016 Stage Race results: please click here.

For 2016 Omnium results: please click here.

Press release on the 2016 event: please click here.

A press release on the 2016 event: Please click here.

A story on the 2015 races: Please click here.

For 2015 GC results: Please click here.

For 2015 Hill Climb results: Please click here.

For 2015 Criterium results: Please click here.

For 2015 Road Race results: Please click here.

For lodging options: Please click here.

For 2014 results: Please click here.

Tour de Bloom benefits a kids’ riding safety program (including the giveaway of 500 custom bike helmets to kids), a sustainable trails network in the Wenatchee Valley, and bicycle advocacy programs and outreach..

Race headquarters for the weekend is at Arlberg Sports, 25 N. Wenatchee Ave., Wenatchee.

Questions? Contact race director Ace Bollinger at acebollinger@nwi.net.

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