The 9th annual Tour des Chutes will be held July 13th, 2013. Registration will open February
1st. We are able to increase registration to 1,500 riders, an increase of 100 riders over last
year.We expect to fill, so register early to ensure your spot in the festivities!
BEND, OR, July 13th, 2013- The 9th annual Tour des Chutes will feature rides of 100, 75, 50, 25 or 7
miles in length. All will begin and end at High Lakes Elementary School in NW Crossing.
In 2012, the Tour des Chutes attracted over 1,400 riders of all levels. It is more than a July cycling
event; it is a celebration of life and cancer survivorship, as well as a remembrance of those who have
passed on from this disease.
Tour des Chutes is not a bike race, it is a ride for the entire community. Bend resident, business owner
and cancer survivor Gary Bonacker founded TdC in 2005 to fund St Charles Cancer Center Survivorship
Programs, an education and support program for survivors throughout Central Oregon. In Gary’s own
words, “Tour des Chutes has a different meaning for the riders. The ride gives you time to reflect on
where you are in life, the full meaning of being a part of this world and time to reflect on the people
you love. People love to stay after the ride for hours, talking with friends, meeting new friends and
just enjoying the moment”.
The 2012 Tour des Chutes donated $75,000. to St Charles Cancer Center Survivorship Programs and
$20,000. to LiveStrong. In 2013 we look forward to continue supporting our local cancer survivorship
programs with an even larger check. Our sponsors from previous years are recommitting and new
sponsors are already showing their support!
Participants may register as an individual or family. A family consists of two adults and up to four
children under the age of 15. Registration opens February 1st online at: http://tourdeschutes.org/
or at Sunnyside Sports, 930 NW Newport Ave. Bend, OR.