Wednesday, April 22, 2009

2nd Tour of Hermann in the books

2nd annual Tour of Hermann is over, what a weekend it was. Fitting in three stages over two days with rain all weekend and new set up over last year was challenging but all went very well.
I had a vision in my head what this event would look and feel like. With the assistance of many that vision came true.

The goal for this event is to bring to each rider and “Pro” like experience. This year was a giant step in that direction as all those involved from rider, to volunteer, to coordinators, and City Officials; we all walked away feeling the weekend was a success.

Now as things slow down and life gets back to normal, time will be taken to look for ways to improve this event. There has been some very good feedback from riders and volunteers that will help make next year even better.

Stone Hill Winery has already given their commitment to sponsor the event next year! Dates will be April 17 and 18, 2010 with the same set up, TT and Crit (may call it a circuit race next year) on Sat and RR on Sunday. A few minor changes to the TT course but the Crit and RR course will be the same.

There is a tone of photos on the tour site that Dawndi Cam took,, head on over there to view these awesome shots. I think they capture the awesome back drop Hermann offers this race, and the pain and agony of some extraordinary efforts that took place by many. I have received so many thank you email and stories of how hard this event was. Even so, those that say it was hard, say they will be back again to battle the Hermann Hills next year!

Thanks to all the volunteers, the city of Hermann, those that worked with me side by side all year to get this event off the ground, and to my wife who is so supportive of my cycling and event promotion, she is the best! See you all again next year, rain or shine :)


  1. Great job - Jeff.
    What a terrific job you and your crew did. What would it take to get you back on our team? I heard you r old job is open....
    Next year we'll see your event bigger and better than the event over in the city in the

  2. Congratulations on a super successful Tour of Hermann - who knows - BikeTech may be there next year. Talk about marketing - you should quit your day job and just be a bike race promoter - excellent work you have done and what a great event.

    Wish that could happen here.

  3. Thanks guys!

    John, you know I learned everthing from you guys! I still remember Finchford as my first race promotion :)

    Kat - start rounding up the team now and make plans to be here, best to plan ahead to get the best rooms. Love to see the Bike Tech team here!

  4. Jefe,

    Great race and setup. You not only showed everyone a great race and good time but you also showed everyone what hermann has to offer as far as food and good times and great practice rides. Can't wait till next year.