Augustana to Host 'Send-off Celebration' for Tour de Kota

Augustana College will host the official check-in and kick-off festivities for the seventh annual Argus Leader Tour de Kota, one of the region’s largest cross-country bike tours. The check-in party will be held from 3 - 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 4, at Augustana’s Morrison Commons.

A “Send-off Celebration” will run concurrently on Augustana’s “Campus Green” and will feature live music, food, bike races, inflatables for kids and other activities.

Registrations for the Tour de Kota are due by May 31. For detailed information and to register for the ride, visit, call 605.977.3998 or email

Order your jersey today! If you are a Facebook user, visit our store. Or email with your information. The jerseys will arrive in Sioux Falls by the THIRD WEEK IN MAY and will ship out after they arrive.

A general rule of thumb for jersey sizing is that a rider would wear and ride in their normal shirt size. For a looser fitting jersey, please order one size up from the sizes shown below. As these are Unisex jerseys, women should order one size smaller than normal.

Unisex Jersey Size Chart:
Small (29-31 waist, weight 120-145)
Medium (32-34 waist, weight 145-165)
Large (35-37 waist, weight 165-180)
XL (38-41 waist, weight 180-210)
XXL (42-45 waist, weight 210-240)

If questions, contact Jackie: 605.274.4546.

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Team Augustana
Augustana is recruiting students, alumni, friends, faculty and staff to join “Team Augustana” during the six-day, 430-mile ride. “Team Augustana” will be led by former Women’s Softball Coach Dr. Sandy Jerstad. Blue and Gold “Team Augustana” cycling jerseys will also be available for purchase. To become a member of the Team, be sure to list the promotion code “AG” when registering for the Tour.

Questions about the kick-off celebrations at Augustana should be directed to Brad Heegel, director of special projects for Augustana, at 605.274.5508.

Tour de Kota begins on Sunday, June 5, and runs through Friday, June 10. From Augustana, riders will head north to Brookings, one of more than 30 small towns and cities in South Dakota on the Tour. The Tour has an average of 800 participants who will ride at least one day of the week. More than 450 cyclists ride each day of the Tour.

Kelly Sprecher
Director of Communications & Media Relations