This year, the Tour de Fleece starts on Saturday July 2nd and runs until Sunday July 24th. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the Tour de Fleece - guidelines can be found on the Ravelry Forum.
The “rules” – more like “guidelines” are simple:
1) Spin every day the Tour rides, if possible. Saturday July 2 through Sunday July 24th. Days of rest: Monday, July 11th and Tuesday, July 19th. (Just like the actual tour.)
2) Spin something challenging on the challenge days (usually the toughest high mountain stage: this year, it’s Stage 8, on Saturday, July 9th, when they will climb 4 mountains, including the 2115m high Col du Tourmalet, and Stage 15, on Sunday, July 17th, when they take on the Grand Columbier!
3) Wear yellow on Sunday July 24th to announce victory. Why not wear yellow on any day you feel particularly successful? (Yellow is the color of the race leader in the Tour – but here we are all ‘race leaders’) Other colors if desired: Green (sprinter – think FAST), Polka-dot (climber – as in uphill), and white (rookie).
As we have in the past, ITW is hosting our own ‘Wildcard’ team and thanks to our amazing team captains, all the details and a registration link can be found here! Our “rules” are simple, we have some amazing cheerleaders, and there are prizes, what more could you ask for?!
For those of you would would like to wear some ITW “team colors” during the tour, please feel free to grab a TDF Team ITW Ravitar: