About the Tour de Nez-Vada
It all started as a party without a bike race in 1986 as the 1st anniversary of Reno's first full blown coffee house, Deux Gros Nez. During the year 7 anniversary party in 1992, the mighty Tour de Nez criterium was added as another piece of the entertainment at the partyIn a world of constant evolution, what was know as Reno’s best community event, the tour de Nez is jumping on the bandwagon and evolving into the Tour de NezVada. The Tour de Nez-Vada is on. With the backing of the Nevada Commission of Tourism and Cultural Affairs, the 20 year event known as the Tour de Nez will add Vada and become 4 days of cycling and celebration in Northwestern Nevada culminating in Downtown Reno for la grande finale for 2013. The event will be held in front of the State House in Carson City, Along the shores of Lake Tahoe, at ski areas, in the Historic Comstock Lode of Virginia City, and finally in Downtown Reno. Everything the Tour de Nez is known for from the Pros to the clunkers, messengers and kids races, handcycles and wanna-bes will still be there. Even those who don’t care about bikes but are looking for a good party and a great community event – will be part of the expanded Tour de Nez-Vada. The event will be broadcast live internationally by URide.Tv and was viewed in 20 different countries in 2012.