Serve BBQ to bikers who ride for a cause!

The Tour de BBQ is KC’s tastiest event on two wheels. It is a “tour” – not a race – where riders choose between routes of 15, 35, and 62 miles. What makes the event unique is that the rest stops for each route are some of Kansas City’s most famous barbeque restaurants where riders are provided a sample of that restaurant’s offering. The ride begins and ends at Kansas City’s Power & Light District and upon return, riders are greeted with Boulevard Beer, more barbeque and a free concert.

The event supports the University of Kansas Cancer Center and Children’s Mercy Hospital by providing funds for a nurse navigator to assist adolescents battling cancer to transition from pediatric to adult oncology treatment.

Since its inception in 2009, the Tour de BBQ has donated nearly $200,000 to fight cancer in Kansas City. Visit for more information about the ride.

We are looking for volunteers to help us out! We have several packet pickup / registration shifts the days before the event. We also have course position, "rest stop" positions, and finish line / post race positions. For more information on how you can get involved, please fill out our volunteer inquiry form ( or email us at [masked].

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  • Paul Z.

    I'll be volunteering @ the American Royal BBQ Saturday.

    September 29, 2013

  • Suzanne

    Due to surgery Thursday I'm going to have to cancel. Sorry I'll be unable to attend.

    September 25, 2013

  • Julie C.

    Sad to say we will have to pull out of volunteering for this wonderful cause! We were very disappointed as my daughter and I both felt it was going to be a great benefit and were excited about helping out. She just found out we will be heading to Des Moines IA this same weekend for a big softball college exposure showcase tournament so we will be gone - she plays travel club softball and has since she was about 10. Guess I shouldn't be surprised that it conflicted with at least one thing!! lol Take care to all and hope it turns out to be a great benefit - hopefully we can maybe catch another similar activity or at least maybe help out next year. Thanks!

    August 8, 2013

    • Kaela R.

      Thanks for letting us know, Julie! I've taken you off of our list. Best wishes to your daughter with her softball tournament - sounds like a great opportunity and experience!

      August 13, 2013

  • Julie C.

    See comments

    August 8, 2013

  • Julie C.

    Will be helping out for packet pick up on that Sat morning from 5:45 a.m to 10 a.m. with my 16 yr old daughter.

    July 29, 2013

  • Ken, "Parkville's # 2 F.

    This is an absolutely great cause.

    Plus, it is a lot of fun.

    I signed up for Early Packet Pickup @ Bike Source, during the 1:45PM - 7:15PM time frame on Thursday, October 3, 2013.

    July 19, 2013

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