EARLY REGISTRATION OPEN UNTIL JUNE 15
Save $10 on all registrations when you register by June 15, 2021!

 

Registration includes the ride distance of your choice, church tours, live music, event t-shirt, and beautiful German meal, and drink tickets.

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WHAT IS TOUR DIE KAPELLEN?
Tour die Kapellen is a one-day ride held in mid-July. It is open to riders of all ages (under 18 must have a parent riding, too).

 

There are multiple ride routes to enjoy but each one travels through rolling countrysides. Choose from a family fun ride, short distance course, gravel ride,  or be a true adventurer on the 75+ mile course.

 

Tour die Kapellen is German for "Tour of the Chapels." The ride was created when a spunky group of cyclists from the Hays Area Bicyclists decided it was time for a ride that showcased the area, honored the Volga-Germans who shaped it, and benefitted the historical churches they built.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Helmets are mandatory to participate.

6:30 - 7:15

Registration for Routes 1 - 5 (30 miles -100 miles)

Pick up packets West side of 10th and Main Street

 

7:15

Final comments before departure

 

7:30 a.m.

Ellis County Sheriff's Department provides escort out of town for routes 1-5

Gravel Group will follow but turn North on Commerce Parkway

Local cyclist, Ron Leiker will be leading the gravel route

 

8:15 a.m.

Harp Music by Jane Hyde

St. Catharine’s Church (Catherine, KS) Primary host of TdK 2021

8:45 a.m.

Music by Hays Symphony Orchestra (HSO) Brass Quintet

Ken and Diane Pfeifer available for historical questions and tours

St. Fidelis Church, Basilica of the Plains (Victoria, KS)

8:15 - 9:00 a.m.

Registration for Family and Fun Rides

Pick up packets West side of 10th and Main Street

 

9:00 a.m.

Free Family Ride meets with an introduction to cycling etiquette and safety rules

Local cyclist, Ruth Bealer will be leading the family ride

The ride begins with a 3-mile ride along the trail near Frontier Park, along the Hays dike, through the Fort Hays State University Campus

 

9:30 a.m.

The Family Ride returns to the registration area

The Fun Ride departs for Munjor

 

10:00 a.m.

Meet at Munjor Church to hear HSO violinist, Kevin Amidon

Continue on to the Gottschalk Buffalo Ranch for the SAG and a restroom break

Head back to Hays to check out the shops downtown, visit the Downtown Hays Market, or stop in at Breathe Coffee House for a cup of java.  

 

9:30 a.m.

Routes 2 - 4, 50 - 100 mile Routes

Music by HSO Principal Cellist, Ben Cline, playing Baroque Music on the Gamba

Restrooms, SAG, and Tours available

Holy Cross Shrine (Pfeifer, KS)

 

Extra SAG Stop between Pfeifer and Munjor at the corner of Pfeifer Rd and Highway 40.  Stop to hydrate and visit with longtime local Jeff Hertel.  

 

10:30 a.m.

Music by HSO String Quartet (10 - noon) and HSO Double Reed Trio (noon - 2:00)

SAG located one mile north of Munjor on the Gottschalk Buffalo Ranch

St. Francis Church (Munjor, KS)

12:00 - 2:30 p.m.

Post-Ride Party

Downtown Hays Pavilion, 10th and Main.

German Meal Sponsored by Hays Convention and Visitors Bureau, prepared by         Catharine Community.  

Music provided by the DoC Acoustic Band

 

For those individuals participating in longer rides, it is recommended you stop in Hays for lunch within the window of time they will be serving before you complete the final segment of the rides.

Optional Rides (75 - 100 miles) to Schoenchen and Antonino are self-supported.  

RIDE ALONG WITH US
MUSICIANS SCHEDULE

8:00 - 9:30 a.m.

Jane Hyde, Harp

St. Catharine Church, Catharine

8:45 - 10:30 a.m.

HSO Brass Quartet

Basilica on the Plains, Victoria

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Baroque Duet, Ben & Hilary

Holy Cross Shrine, Pfeifer

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Kevin Amidon, Violinist

St. Francis Church, Munjor

12:00 - 2:00 p.m.

HSO Double Reed Trio

St. Francis Church, Munjor

12:15 - 2:15 p.m.

DoC Acoustic Live Band

Downtown Hays Pavilion, 10th & Main

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