Le Tour de Fort

Mission

Le Tour de Fort LLC is a fun-loving, adventurous organization designed to raise awareness and money to support American Veterans suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). We view ourselves as partners with the Armed Forces Coalition, our local community and our participants who come together to generate awareness.

Our goal is to educate Veterans, their families and their friends about PTSD and the ever-growing resources and support systems available to them. Le Tour de Fort LLC participants are always moving forward and we encourage the same of our beloved Veterans.

Our Story

It all began in the Spring of 2009 when 26 year-old Joe Wasson received word that he was being called up from the Inactive Ready Reserve to serve our country in Iraq. A group of friends decided that he needed to be sent off with a fun-filled bicycle ride to some favorite watering-holes. The day was affectionately named Le Tour de Fort, complete with branded t-shirts for the 30 bike riders.

One year later, Joe returned home from Iraq. In celebration of his return and to pay tribute to his fellow soldiers, in the spring of 2010, around 75 friends and family rode to raise money and awareness for The Fisher House. The group raised $1,000.

Such a great time was had that it was decided to make Le Tour de Fort (LTdF) an annual event. Joe secured a registered LLC to raise awareness of Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome.

The following two years LTdF dedicated their ride and fundraising efforts to The Wounded Warrior. In 2011, there were 180 cyclists who raised $2,500. In 2012, there were 400 cyclists who raised $6,000 for The Wounded Warrior Project.

In 2013 LTdF opted to support K9s for Warriors. The participation reached an all-time high of nearly 700 cyclists. The group raised $10,000. These dollars were used to sponsor Rider, a rescued golden retriever, who was paired with an American Veteran affected by PTSD. Rider and his veteran owner were featured in a Headline News story about K9s for Warriors on Veteran’s Day 2013.

LTdF will once again be supporting K9s For Warriors in 2015

Rider the dog we sponsored in 2013
Another picture of Rider the dog we sponsored in 2013

I'm Hoosier, the service dog that Le Tour de Fort sponsored in 2014

Hoosier - Sponsored dog from 2014
Hoosier - K9s for Warriers dog from 2014

2015 Route

  • Phase 1: Meet at Fort Wayne Outfitters and Bike Depot for opening ceremony - 12:00pm
  • Phase 2: Together, we'll ride to The Deck - 1:00pm
  • Phase 3: You'll be creating your own route by visiting some or all of this year's featured "Tour Friendly Locations". - 2:00pm
  • Phase 4: Jam out to Kat Bowser on the banks of the St. Mary's at Fort Wayne Outfitters and Bike Depot - 8:00pm
    • Tour Friendly Locations

      • The Deck
      • Columbia St. West
      • O'Reilly's
      • Pint and Slice
      • JK O'Donnel's
      • Henry's
      • Pedal City
      • O'Sullivans
      • Deer Park

    Ride with us!

Gallery LTdF


Le Tour de Fort Sign Up

May 30, 2015 at High Noon!

Join us in riding Le Tour de Fort to raise money for the K9s for Warriors.

The cost this year to ride is $30. You must be 21 to register.

Registration is NOW OPEN!

Sign up Online

If you have any questions or issues with signing up online, please Contact Us

Contact us

If you have any questions or would like to make a donation to Le Tour de Fort outside the event please contact us with the email address below.
Email: info@letourdefort.com