Big Bam 2022
June 15-16th, 2022 – Waynesville
Big Bam Missouri’s premier cycle across Missouri event is scheduled for June 12-18th. The Route follows along Historic Route 66 From Joplin to Eureka. Cyclists from around the country will overnight in Pulaski County, with the BigBam Basecamp located at the Waynesville City / Roubidoux Park. Riders will arrive early morning, departing early morning on the June 16th.
Experience Route 66, charming communities, and make lifelong friends on this 6-night cycling adventure. For details about the event, registration information and services visit BigBam Ride.
First Water Stop – Clicks on Route 66 & General Store 30699 Highway AB, Richland – Stop by for complimentary water. The general store will also be open at 6 am for needed carbs or energy drink purchases.
Waynesville Basecamp – June 15th
Pulaski County is excited to welcome the return of Big Bam riders to the Waynesville City Park, which lies along the banks of the Roubidoux River. This spacious park offers plenty of shade, camping areas, a walking trail, a splash park, and easy access to the river for a quick dip to cool off.
The City of Waynesville Welcome You!
One block from the park is downtown Waynesville. A picturesque community offering unique restaurants, shopping, attractions, massage studios, and nightlife. “Must do’s” are the Downtown Historic Walking Tour, selfies at the 8-foot Route 66 Shield, and the Waynesville interactive mural. A visit to the National Park Service Trail of Tears Memorial to learn more about the tragic tale of the Cherokee. The Roubidoux Spring, features a boardwalk and underwater cave and is a favorite local swimming hole!
Area eateries offer up International flavors of German and Asian fare. Try out the Sauerkraut pizza or the delicious fresh ground burgers. Local watering holes include delicious coffees, local brews, and an opportunity to choose from over 66 beers on tap. Local sweets include honey ice cream and delectable bakery items.
Step back in time as you tour the *Old Stagecoach Stop Museum on the northeast side of the Square. Special BigBam hours are planned from 10AM to 8PM. Tour guides will greet you in period costume and share the rich history that occurred from the 1800’s to present. A must visit in Waynesville!
Learn more about the City of Waynesville….
BIGBAM HOTEL DEALS
For those seeking accommodations, a variety of lodging choices are available. The majority of hotels and motels are within 5 miles of basecamp. Book your overnight stay with the properties listed below offering BigBam discounts! Pre-book your hotel shuttle service with *Simply Fast Courier Service, $5pp.
All Towne Suites – 573.451.2600 – $70 room rate. Call and ask for the BigBam2022 room rate. 4.1 miles from the Roubidoux Park Basecamp.
Baymont Inn & Suites – 573.336.5050 – $92 room rate discounted from $120. Call and ask for the BigBam rate. 3.9 miles from Roubidoux Park Basecamp.
Comfort Inn & Suites – 573.451.3203 – 20% off Best Available. Book by 1 June. Call and ask for the Big Bam 2022 group or book online. 3.5 miles from Roubidoux Park Basecamp.
Fairfield Inn – 573.336.8600 – 20% off Best Available. No shuttle. Book up to event date. Call and ask for the Big Bam 2022 group rate. 3.8 miles from Roubidoux Park Basecamp.
Holiday Inn Express – 573.336.2299 No shuttle. Ask for the BigBam 2022 group rate. 4.2 miles from Roubidoux Park Basecamp.
*Simply Fast Courier Service is not a taxi-cab service, they are unable to transport to and from other locations. Shuttle is only available to and from your hotel.
Area amenities make the BigBam Waynesville Basecamp a destination. Arrive early and explore more of Pulaski County. Prebook a float trip with one of Pulaski’s outfitters. Experience the Gasconade or Big Piney Rivers for a few hours as you relax along the waterways via kayak, canoe, or paddleboard.
Liberty Life Park Campground is offering a special service for BigBam Riders – Shuttle serves for 2 – 2-hour float trips along the Big Piney River, Learn More…
Route 66 History
Prepare for your Route 66 adventure by downloading Pulaski County’s Route 66 Resource Tools. A complimentary audio tour is available, along with a historic tour available in print and online map that highlights historic locations along Pulaski’s 33 miles of Route 66.
Depart – June 16th
As you depart the Waynesville Basecamp watch for; W.H. Croaker, a huge boulder painted like a frog overlooking the Route on your left. Breakfast eateries along Route 66 throughout St. Robert. Route 66 roadside attraction, Uranus, with 100’s of selfie opportunities and world-famous fudge (They open at 8am!), and the picturesque Devils Elbow community and 1923 bridge.
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