Without a doubt, the Tour de Wyoming (TDW) is one of the most fun, well organized scenic guided bike tours we’ve ever experienced. Amber Travsky, the ride director, has been doing this a long time and she has a dedication to Wyoming, cyclists and nature that you’ll notice the first time you meet her. Plus she’s kind of a bada$$ cyclist. #justsayin
The route changes every year but this was the 20th annual TDW and it started in Sheridan. From there it went to Buffalo, Ten Sleep, Meteetsee, Basin, Burgess Junction and then back to Sheridan. The tour was only 355 miles but the kicker for Tom and me was, we’d never cycled over a mountain pass. Since we’d be riding around the Big Horn Mountains, mountain passes would be something new for us.
Although we’d camped in Yellowstone and the Tetons on our honeymoon, we’d always wanted to spend some time in Lander and the Wind River Range. It was supposed to be super scenic. So we opted to go out a few days early to poke around, maybe take in some fly fishing, a hot spring soak in Thermopolis and a rodeo in Cody. I mean. Might as well.
Before the TDW ever started we’d already had 4-5 days of fun, hiking, fly fishing, beer tasting and rodeo watching.
Just like other bike tours we have been on including all the TRIRI rides, and the MUP, cyclists camped in their own tents usually in parks or on school properties and breakfast and dinners were provided along with SAGs and route maps. Rider duffle bags with tent, sleeping bags/pads and clothing were hauled by truck to the next destination.