WHERE PASSION MEETS PAGEANTRY
Races – June 24th & 25th
Gran Fondo – Sat, May 27th
The Tour of KC is a multi-day cycling festival celebrating health, fitness, and the City of Kansas City while promoting the cycling culture. With opportunities for every level of bicycle enthusiast, from the novice rider to the professional racer, there is something for everyone.
Cyclists can participate in non-competitive events including the area’s first Gran Fondo. Those looking for something a little more thrilling can take part in any, or all, of the weekend’s race events. Kids can join in the action on the rides or take part in the free Kids Bike Race.
Spectators and participants will enjoy a weekend full of fun, fast racing, and various festival activities.
The Foundation’s activities support pedestrian and cycling advocacy throughout the state. he Missouri Foundation for Bicycling and Walking is a corporation organized exclusively for charitable, educational, and scientific purposes. A statewide, not-for-profit organization promoting good health and physical activity through bicycling and walking, bicycle and pedestrian safety, and education of bicyclists, pedestrians and motorists.
When Alex, who was diagnosed with childhood cancer just before her first birthday, was four, she told her parents she wanted to set up a front-yard lemonade stand. Her plan: to give the money to doctors to help them find a cure. Her first “Alex’s Lemonade Stand”, held with the help of her older brother Patrick, raised an astonishing $2,000 in one day. While bravely fighting her own cancer, Alex continued to set up lemonade stands every year. As news spread of the remarkable girl so dedicated to helping other sick children, people everywhere were inspired to start their own lemonade stands—donating the proceeds to her cause.
In 2004 when Alex passed away at the age of eight—her stand and inspiration had raised more than $1 million towards finding a cure for the disease that took her life. Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation was started by her parents in 2005 to continue the work that Alex began. Our mission is simple: to raise money for and awareness of childhood cancer causes—especially research into new treatments and cures—and to encourage and empower others, especially children, to get involved and make a difference for children with cancer.