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Tour de Nez Bike Race Faces Uncertain Future After 2016

By Bob Conrad

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Image: Tour de Nez 2015 video screen grab.

The annual Tour de Nez bike race may be canceled next year, making 2016 the event’s last possible year. Event organizers said that they need community and business support in order continue past 2016.

Tour de Nez Executive Director Bubba Melcher said: “We are seeking sponsorship support to help us continue to put on this incredible event that brings so much to our community, from nationwide attention and charitable outreach, to just a lot of fun for locals and visitors. Without additional sponsorship, we just aren’t sure if we will be able to continue the event next year.”

Tour De Nez is celebrating its 24th year June 11, 2016, in Reno.

The competition features more than $12,000 in prize money and participants competing against others in their same class. The event is described by event staff as targeting racers, “from the pros to the clunkers, messengers and kids races, handcycles and wanna-bes.”

“This race promotes Reno at a national and international level with everything that Reno has come to be known for – outdoor fitness, unique atmosphere and community involvement. We are reaching out to the local business community to seek sponsorship support,” Melcher added.

To become a Tour De Nez sponsor and for more information, contact race organizers at [email protected]. More information, including registration for this summer’s event, is at the Tour de Nez website.

 

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