Anthem Sports Tours was founded in 2015 by Anthem Sports President Dieter Drake (second from left, above, with the Colombia Gravel Tour Staff in 2022). Founders of one of North America's most iconic road cycling events, the Tour of the Battenkill, Anthem Sports has promoted both competitive and noncompetitive events across the USA since 2004. Epic climbs, dirt roads, amazing rural landscapes, and exciting finishes in supportive and enthusiastic small towns across America are the critical components that Anthem Sports strives to promote in an effort to increase tourism and commerce through great cycling events. Serving over 30,000 cyclists at their events for the last 20+ years, customer service and attention to detail are the key elements of Anthem Sports' success.
Drake directed RAGBRAI - the world's largest week-long bicycle ride.
A former elite level cyclist, Dieter raced at the Category 2 level and finished 2004
ranked #1 in the USA for the time trial, age 30-34.
With a focus on international tours in recent years, Drake & Anthem Sports have identified untapped, yet rapidly growing & tourism-friendlly regions with the scenery and infrastructure that would be attractive for cycling tours and adventure travelers worldwide.