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Tour de Wyoming offers a breathtaking ride through the Cowboy State

Flaming Gorge Recreation Area (Shutterstock)

CHEYENNE, Wyo — A group of 250 bicyclists will be taking a journey of over 360 miles next week for the Tour de Wyoming.

After a two-year hiatus due to COVID, the Tour de Wyoming returns with a six-day trip between Rock Springs and Flaming Gorge. The event will be taking place July 17-22.

Amber Travsky, who is the tour director, founded the Tour de Wyoming in 1997 as an event of the Wyoming Governor’s Council for Physical Fitness and Sport.

“The main purpose is to get people on bikes,” she said. “And it also is a wonderful way to show off the state of Wyoming.”

The cyclists will be taking a tour of the land between Rock Springs and Flaming Gorge this year, going at their own pace to enjoy the beauty of the landscape.

“It’s not just about the bike, it’s kind of what we do afterwards and and along the route,” Travsky said, speaking of community that is built through the event. Tour de Wyoming offers live music, daily yoga, massages and bike repair throughout the trip.

For those traveling in the directon of Rock Springs and beyond, be aware of the bicyclists and pass with care.

To learn more about Tour de Wyoming, check out the website here.