The ride begins at 8:00 am, staging south on College Street. Italy Police will be temporarily diverting traffic on 667 to provide a safe start for riders, After the start group rolls past 667, the Italy PD will release traffic down 34 to resume any additional parking.
Please note that the weather forecast is for very warm weather for this year's ride! Please consider riding a little shorter if you haven't had a chance to acclimate to the heat. Consider riding a distance that you can complete by noon, if you want to play it safe in the heat! Please note that a phone number is printed on your bib number Please call if you require a SAG in or have major mechanical issues. For Major Medical Emergencies, Please dial 911.
This year's check-in will be held in the school cafetorium. This is a different location than in prior years. It's located adjacent to the rotunda that was used last year, so it should be easy to find. We've set up a line of construction barriers leading the way to the cafetoruim entrance to help guide the way
Sat June 17, 2023 8:00am
Italy High School 300 College Street Italy TX 76651
The Primary Parking entrance this year will be off of Hw34 (see picture to right). Big thanks to Italy for making this happen! This will help to eliminate the parking congestion that occurred last year at the High School.
All routes have been updated to reflect a new start direction. This year, we will be starting the ride on College street and proceeding south. Police will be directing traffic at the Hwy 667 intersection guiding riders on to Hwy 34, south of the parking traffic. We believe this will make for a much cleaner and safer start to the ride.
MEALS: CASH ONLY!!!
Traditionally, the Italy High School Student organizations provide food offerings as a fundraiser. We're happy to say that this year they will be doing so again!!! Please consider supporting the students that work hard to make the Tour d' Italia a great day!
ROAD CONDITIONS Update
29, 41, 50 mile routes
64 mile route -
A major change this year occurs on the 64 mile route. At appx mile 33 (Hwy 744 and Hwy 667), just past rest stop 3. we will be closing off the 64 mile route at 11:00am. Riders will proceed north on Hwy 667 to Frost and Be supported by Rest stop 5. This means that riders wishing to complete the 64 mile route will need to be mindful of the time. In recent years, the June heat has made it very difficult on riders that are out on the course late in the day. Please help us keep everyone safe by abiding by the direction of ride officials.
Note: No Onsite Registration!!!
There will be NO ONSITE PAPER REGISTRATION!!
We will ONLY be doing check-in at both early pickup and on the day of the ride. Again, there will be no onsite payment or registration on the day of the ride. We will leave our registration site open through the ride start, so you can register using your mobile device at Active.com even on the morning of the ride. Please ensure that you've received your confirmation QR Code before coming in for check-in, where you'll receive your bib number and t-shirt.
This year, we'll be creating two Strava Challenge segments!!! Look for the feather signs along the route and give it all ya got!!!! These are for bragging rights only. Remember it's not a race, but that doesn't mean we can't have some friendly competition :) Also remember that safety is paramount. Respect other riders and play your part in being responsible and making his a fun addition.
You have several options for camping at Tour d'Italia.
- The old gym at the Italy High School is available to “camp out” in. It is air-conditioned and there is both a girls and boys bathroom and shower facility. There will be other people in the gym. We ask that you be respectful of the other "campers" and be quiet between the hours of 10:00pm and 6:00am.
- There is also limited space to pitch a tent or put a camper at the school. There are no power or water hookups. Showers and bathrooms are available in the old gym or you can use the porta-potties set up for the ride.
- There is camping at several Corps of Engineers campgrounds located at Navarro Mills Lake, with hookups for campers available. It's about a 30 min drive from Navarro Mills to the Italy High School. A camping reservation is usually required
ONSITE PACKET PICKUP:
You can register online through the morning of the ride and pickup your packet at pre-registration in the rotunda building at the high school in Italy. Packets will be available after 5:00 pm on Friday June 17th, or 6am - 7:45 am on Saturday. Paper registration will be NOT BE available onsite. You MUST register and pay online in advance of checking in Please note that Electronic registration will remain open on the day of the event for $40, allowing you to check in as a pre-registered rider!
In order to streamline the packet pickup process, Please bring a copy of the QR code (square pattern thing) that was sent in your confirmation email. You can also display the message on your smart phone. Doing so will help move the packet pickup process along much more quickly!
After the ride you can enjoy free snow cones, a cold drink, and a hot shower at Italy High School. Camping is available at the high school, and in the air conditioned gym.
EARLY PACKET PICKUP
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