The Tour de Wyoming kicked off for the first time in 1997. Some 45 intrepid riders gathered in Powell, Wyoming for a six-day ride that went up and over the Bighorn Mountains and finishing up in Casper. It was initially an event of the Wyoming Governor’s Council for Physical Fitness and Sport. At that time Amber Travsky, who has been the Tour Director since it began, was Chairperson for the Council. After three Tours, Cycle Wyoming was formed as a 501c(3) non-profit to put on the Tour de Wyoming. The purpose of Cycle Wyoming is to promote and encourage cycling across the State of Wyoming.
The Tour de Wyoming planning committee is comprised of 24 volunteers, with most residing in Laramie. The Tour de Wyoming and Cycle Wyoming are fully volunteer driven and have no paid staff. The goal of the Tour is to keep the costs minimal to make it inviting even to the first time rider.