Saline County’s Premier Cycling Event

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Tour de Salt Shaker is a full Saline County community event that will bring cyclist and Backyard BBQ together for a fun-filled Saline County festival.

The Tour de Salt Shaker ride will comprise three cycling routes throughout Saline County to choose from. We will have a Fondo (50 miles), Medio (25 miles), and Townie (10 miles). The Townie is a great “family fun ride”. This event will begin and end in downtown Benton where a Backyard BBQ Cook-off will be hosted and festivities for the whole family including craft booths, face painting, a tot race, live entertainment, food trucks and more.

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Important Announcement

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!
Best Regards,
Tour De Salt Shaker

Stay tuned for the 2021 ride date!

The Rides

We have three rides: 10, 25 and 50 miles. There’s something for every kind of cyclist. All rides are fully supported with SAG vehicles, have rest stops with food, drink, and of course a great community of fellow cyclists.

Tour de Salt Shaker - Fondo

Fondo – 50 Mile

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Tour de Salt Shaker - Medio

Medio – 25 Mile

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Tour de Salt Shaker - Townie

Townie – 10 Mile

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Our 2020 Sponsors

First Electric Cooperative
Angry Dave's Bicycles
Friends of the Southwest Trail
Stated Apparel
City of Benton
City of Bryant
Argia Media

In-Kind Partners

Texas Roadhouse
White Furniture of Benton

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Below you’ll find answers to the most asked questions. This section will grow as more questions are submitted.

Online registration is available here! Register early to get the best price!

Fondo (50 mile) – $50

Medio (25 mile) – $45

Townie (10 mile) – $25

Fondo (50 mile) start time – 7:30am

Medio (25 mile) start time – 7:45am

Townie (10 mile) start time – 8:00am

Yes all riders must wear a helmet that is secured to their head per manufacturers guidelines.

Yes. You can download the waiver here or sign one prior to the starting of the ride on May 16.

On your chestal region. 😜

Stay tuned, we’re still ironing that out.

Approximately one every 10 miles

Snacks, water and Gatorade

Yes! We are developing both and will announce their availability ASAP. Jerseys will cost $80 and bib shorts will cost $80.

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