Ride Day Information

We look forward to seeing you Saturday, August 20th. Here are all the details you need to have a great ride! If you have any questions or problems on ride day, call the Tour de Jazz hotline at 816-205-7056.

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The American Jazz Museum is located just east of Downtown Kansas City at 1616 East 18th Street, Kansas City, MO. Directions and mapping.

Route maps and GPS

Registration and Packet Pickup

Starting at 2:00 p.m. under the Jay McShan Pavilion on the north/rear side of the American Jazz Museum. Plan to arrive about 30 minutes before your start time.


  • All Day – Charlier Parker special exhibit and live music inside the museum
  • 2:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. Packet Pickup and Walk-up Registration
  • 3:00 p.m. 50 Mile Route Departs
  • 4:00 p.m. 30 Mile Route Departs
  • 5:00 p.m. 10 Mile Route Departs
  • 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. After Party

The Guided Tour is sold out, but you can still ride the 10 mile route using the souvenir map in your rider packet.

After the ride: 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Join us for live music, appetizers, and soft drinks, under the Jay McShan Pavilion behind the American Jazz Museum. Cash bar is available inside the Blue Room.

8:30 p.m. – Ida McBeth performs in the Blue Room
($15 cover carge)

10:30 p.m. – Charlie Parker Celebration continues at the Green Lady Lounge, 1809 Grand Blvd.

About the Routes

Please Note: Tour de Jazz is an open route. You will be riding on city streets in mixed traffic. Wear a helmet and obey all traffic laws.


Off street parking is available in two lots located two blocks east or two blocks west of the museum.

  1. Southwest corner of 18th and The Paseo
  2. Southeast corner of 18th and Woodland

Do not park in the lot at the Gregg/Klice Community Center behind the museum.

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