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Tour of Champions

Santa Fe, NM
Hilton Santa Fe Buffalo Thunder
September 20-23, 2018

Must raise $12,000 by July 31, 2018 to qualify. Raise $24,000+ by July 31 and bring a guest for free!

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About Tour of Champions

  • Prize Level $12,000 to qualify per rider. Fee to bring a guest is $1,200.
  • Prize Level $24,000+ may bring a guest at no charge.
  • The annual Tour of Champions (TOC) is one of the most highly anticipated celebrations for the National MS Society's top fundraisers. The weekend honors those riders who have made a significant contribution to create a world free of multiple sclerosis. Each year, millions are raised to fund vital programs and services to improve the quality of life for the MS community, as well as cutting-edge research for treatments and a cure.

    This year, TOC participants will travel to Santa Fe, New Mexico, September 20-23, 2018. The TOC weekend celebration includes:

    • Three-night stay at the Hilton Santa Fe Buffalo Thunder (double occupancy)
    • Round-trip airfare to Albuquerque, NM
    • Airport transportation
    • Two group dinners
    • Daily breakfast
    • Fully supported bike ride
    • Commemorative TOC memorabilia
    • TOC Participants 1 TOC Participants 2

Tour of Champions Registration

After receiving notification that you qualify to participate in the Tour of Champions, please complete the online TOC Registration Form and submit by the July 20, 2018 deadline. Please thoroughly review all TOC Policies before submitting your registration.

Registration Form

Included in the link above are forms requesting information if you'd like to ship your personal bike or rent one locally through the National MS Society and a TOC Biography Questionnaire to share a little information about yourself for our event book. Each TOC attendee must complete the Emergency Waiver section which is included in the Registration form above as well. If you plan to bring a guest, please complete their information in the registration form and have them complete a Guest Emergency Waiver & Biography Form.

Fee Payment

If you have a guest fee ($1,200), bike shipping fee ($125), bike rental fees ($125/bike) or excursion fee ($35) associated with TOC, the payment deadline is July 31, 2018. If you would like to pay for those with a credit card online, please click the link below. To access the payment website you will need to have your rider login available.

Pay Online

Otherwise, please mail checks to: National MS Society, 8111 N. Stadium Drive Suite 100 Houston, TX 77054; please indicate "TOC" or "Tour of Champions" in the memo section of the check.

Tour of Champions Event Weekend

After landing at Albuquerque International Airport, you will be greeted by MS staff as you collect your bags. We will depart by charter bus to Santa Fe (90 mins). After checking in to your room at the Hilton Santa Fe Buffalo Thunder, the group will gather for a welcome reception and dinner.

On Friday morning, cyclists will participate in a 46 mile fully-supported bike ride through Indian tribal land in North Western Santa Fe and into the Puye Cliffs. Lunch will be provided at mile 19. Guests that are not participating in the bike ride can take a shuttle to meet cyclists for lunch.

Friday’s dinner is on your own in Santa Fe. There are a couple restaurants in the resort, but most will require hotel shuttle service or alternate transportation into town.

On Saturday, enjoy a 22 mile morning ride or explore one of the many activities in Santa Fe or at the resort on your own. There are a number of amenities and activities at the resort including golf, a casino, fitness center, spa and multiple pools to enjoy during the day. The hotel’s shuttle service can also take you into the Santa Fe Plaza which is surrounded by restaurants, shop and museums.

As an optional group excursion, you can join us for hiking at Bandelier National Monument on Saturday morning. The park protects over 33,000 acres of beautiful canyon and mesa country as well as evidence of a human presence going back over 11,000 years as evidenced by remaining petroglyphs, dwellings carved into the soft rock cliffs, and standing masonry walls. From the visitor’s center, the main loop trail is 1.2 miles leading through excavated archeological sites with options to climb into a number of dwellings. A portion of this trail is handicapped accessible. Other trails in this area include the 3 mile round-trip Falls Trail to the beautiful Upper Falls and various trails of different lengths and difficulty leading up to the mesa tops. Afterwards a picnic lunch will be provided.

TOC weekend wraps up on Saturday evening with dinner at the Buffalo Thunder Resort. Stay tuned for more details!

Weather for September

  • Average Daily High: 77°F
  • Average Daily Low: 46°F

Flight Information

Please see below for round trip flight times from Houston IAH, Houston Hobby, Dallas, San Antonio and Austin. If you are flying round trip from another city, you will be notified by email of these schedules.

We will do our best to accommodate all flight requests.

HOUSTON IAH GROUP FLIGHT

United Airlines #1

Thursday, Sept 20          UA Flt 3608      9:50am-11:15am           Houston IAH – Albuquerque                  E7W

Sunday, Sept 23              UA Flt 6236      5:30pm-8:33pm             Albuquerque – Houston IAH                   E7W

United Airlines #2

Thursday, Sept 20          UA Flt 2061       12:10pm-1:34pm           Houston IAH – Albuquerque                 E7W

Sunday, Sept 23             UA Flt 212         2:05pm - 5:20pm           Albuquerque – Houston IAH                 E7W

 

HOUSTON HOBBY GROUP FLIGHT

Southwest Airlines

Thursday, Sept 20          SW Flt 4532      8:15am – 9:20am            Houston Hobby – Albuquerque              Boeing 737-800

Sunday, Sept 23              SW Flt 6913      12:20pm – 3:25pm         Albuquerque – Houston Hobby              Boeing 737-800

 

DALLAS GROUP FLIGHT

American Airlines

Thursday, Sept 20          AA Flt 2420      9:05am – 9:58am            Dallas DFW – Albuquerque        738 Boeing 737 

Sunday, Sept 23              AA Flt 2712       2:53pm– 5:44pm           Albuquerque – Dallas DFW        738 Boeing 737

 

AUSTIN GROUP FLIGHT

Southwest Airlines

Thursday, Sept 20           SW Flt 1363                  6:25am – 7:15am            Austin – Houston Hobby           Boeing 737-800

                                               SW Flt 4532                  8:15am – 9:20am            Houston Hobby – Albuquerque  Boeing 737-700

Sunday, Sept 23              SW Flt 4039                  3:30pm – 6:10pm           Albuquerque– Austin                  Boeing 737-700

 

SAN ANTONIO GROUP FLIGHT

Southwest Airlines

Thursday, Sept 20       SW Flt 1363                  6:30am – 7:30am            San Antonio – Houston Hobby  Boeing 737-300

                                            SW Flt 4532                  8:15am – 9:20am            Houston Hobby - Albuquerque

Sunday, Sept 23          SW Flt 3347                  12:15pm – 2:55pm         Albuquerque – Dallas Love         Boeing 737-300

                                           SW Flt 2833                   3:50pm – 4:55pm           Dallas Love – San Antonio

Tour of Champions Event Weekend Rides*

Friday's Bike Ride: coming soon!
Saturday's Bike Ride: coming soon!

*route maps subject to changes

Ride Information

Friday morning’s 46 mile bike ride will be fully supported, including lunch heading into Puye Cliffs (mile 19). Cyclists will ride west from the resort through Native American lands with spectacular views of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Guests that are not participating in the bike ride can take a shuttle to meet cyclists for lunch.

Saturday morning’s 22 mile ride heads north east of the resort through the Nambe Pueblo and through beautiful rust colored desert terrain. The ride will be supported with SAG vehicles and one breakpoint at the turnaround at mile 11.

If you plan to participate in one or more of these rides, please fill out the appropriate bike shipping or bike rental sections on the registration form. There is a fee of $125 for us to ship your own personal bike or $125 for us to rent you a bike locally.

Please note that rentals are limited and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Tour of Champion Corporate Partners

There are a number of opportunities available for sponsorships during TOC. Show support of our bike ride, hospitality room, printing, dinners, and more! Opportunities for visibility in front of our group. For more information about how your company or organization can get involved in TOC sponsorship opportunities for 2018, please contact Clarissa Horner at 214-693-8322 or SC_TOC@nmss.org

Tour of Champion Contact Us

For all questions about the 2018 Tour of Champions, please contact Clarissa Horner:

Clarissa Horner
Tour of Champions Event Planner
Email: SC_TOC@nmss.org
Phone: 214-693-8322

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