A serious, whimsical, awe-inspiring day of bicycle racing in downtown Reno.
In its 24th year, the Mighty Tour de Nez was once labelled “the coolest bike race in America” by a major cycling publication. There are race classifications for men and women, from beginning to professional levels, including the Erika Grief Memorial Women’s Professional Criterium. The 1-mile criterium course format lets you see the field go past any spot on the course every 2 to 3 minutes. For the less serious bike enthusiasts, Tour de Nez offers “clunker” races and the ever-popular kids’ races.
Tour de Nez hosts one of the biggest hand-cycle fields in the country.
Both pro teams and hand-cyclists enter Tour de Nez as a points race for their national rankings. Tour de Nez champions have gone on to capture national age group and category championships.
Tour de Nez dates back to a block party that morphed into a bike race.
Anybody can host a bike race, but not everybody can host one where the line between party fun and racing intensity gets so blurred! Tour de Nez partners with the restaurants, cafes, and merchants in the central core of Reno’s very cool MidTown and RiverWalk sectors to provide a day full of first class fun. Add in a few outdoor bands, our signature mint juleps, and a few food trucks at the Nevada Museum of Art and you will never want to leave downtown again.
The races are free to watch. Ride entry fees are low. Your experience will be priceless.