Tour de Vineyards
Start: Saturday, September 21, 2013 @ 7:00 AM (MDT)
Palisade , CO 81526
Registration Closing Date
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 @ 12:00 PM (MDT)
Come join Bacchus and the rest of his merry revelers for a great way to celebrate the start of fall, by joining this 25-mile ride through the Colorado Wine Country (on paved roads with a few hills). The event is located on the Western Slope of Colorado and gives cyclists an opportunity to pass by the areas wineries, as well as acres of vineyards and fruit orchards. Congratulations to our Women riders who make up over 60% of our participants!!!
NO "CAP" ON NUMBER OF RIDERS
$43 EARLY BIRD FEE thru July 15
$45 thru September 9
$50 beginning September 10-September 18 (online) and including Friday night registration (Sept 20)
Includes commemorative T-shirt course map, welcome packet from the Grand Junction VCB, "peaches" at aid station and post-ride pasta salad brunch. $55 procrastination fee day of event. THIS DOES NOT INCLUDE ENTRANCE INTO THE WINEFEST-tickets sold separately.
Jersey Sales Update
Women's Small, Large, XL and Unisex XL, XXL are now sold out.
The Tour de Vineyards is considered an easier course with one big hill with the rest being rolling to flat. The ride is similar to events like the Elephant Rock, MS 150, or Copper Triangle-it is not a Napa ride with 20 riders and a van to drive you to winery?s and the ride does not stop at each winery as they are busy preparing for the ?Winefest?. An aid station is available at Carlson Vineyards (approximately half way through the course) which features Talbott Farms peaches.
Please note that you need to provide your own bike and helmet as you would with the above mentioned events. It?s a great way to get some exercise before wine tasting at the Festival in the Park after the ride.
Friday, September 20
Packet Pickup/Registration Palisade High School. For those registering at the HS, please bring $50 CASH/CHECK only. Festival in the Park tickets WILL NOT be sold during Friday or Saturday registration (exit #42, south .8 mile to Hwy 6, west .4 mile to Palisade High School)
Saturday, September 21
7-8 am Late Reg $55 CASH/CHECK ONLY/Packet Pickup Peach Bowl Park. (I-70, exit #42 south to 5th & Elberta)
7-8 am25-mile bike tour by the areas wineries, vineyards and fruit orchards. All participants must begin the ride NO LATER than 8 am to avoid winefest traffic. Aid Station is halfway at Carlson Vineyards. Course closes at 11:30 am. See where the west slope wineries are located and return after your ride to purchase their great wine before heading home!
9:30-11:30 am Refreshments and Prize drawings at Peach Bowl Park, just a few blocks from the Colorado Mountain Winefest ?Festival in the Park? WINEFEST TICKET IS SOLD SEPARATELY at www.coloradowinefest.com
11:30 am Course closes-support ends
12:30 pm Food service ends and pool closesIMPORTANT- All participants are required to wear APPROVED helmets. Participants will also be required to have a photo ID when riding and to sample wine at the festival. PLEASE DON'T DRINK AND RIDE!!!!!
22nd Annual Colorado Mountain Winefest
4 fantastic days to enjoy the Wine Country of Western Colorado. Winefest is the original, the oldest, and the largest Colorado wine celebration in the state, with seminars, winery tours, winemaker dinners... all in the heart of scenic Colorado wine country. For complete information on the Colorado Mountain Winefest, visit www.coloradowinefest.com
Packet Mailing now CLOSED
For an additional $12/person (postage/handling), we will mail your packet - this will include your t-shirt, bib number, course map, and jersey (if purchased). Welcome packets will be available at Friday night check-in or Saturday morning. Packets will be mailed beginning August 9 through September 4, noon, so please register early if you want this service. No packet mailings will be accepted after the September 4, noon deadline.
Women & Unisex Jersey's
$75-We produce a ?limited number? of women?s and unisex jerseys so please order early to guarantee yours.
$11-Custom socks are available in the following sizes: S(W 5-9), M (7-9), L/XL(9.5-12). Quantities are limited, so place your order early! More details visit our website.
The Colorado Mountain Winefest, along with the Tour de Vineyards, are the largest events in the Grand Valley. Book your rooms early. We look forward to seeing you at the events!!!
Free Showers Available
FREE Showers will be available for riders at the pool in Peach Bowl Park. Please bring towels, soap, shampoo, etc.
There are several convenient parking areas that are available during the ride and winefest. Parking may be limited around the Park, but these areas provide numerous spaces within easy pedaling distance of the park. Please visit www.coloradowinefest.com for up to date parking information. Anyone parking on private property or designated no parking zones will be ticketed and towed so please park in designated areas.
Bus Stop for the Festival in the Park
THERE WILL BE A SHUTTLE STOP at Peach Bowl Park to take you to the "Winefest". For complete festival parking information and bus schedules, please go to www.coloradowinefest.com
To comply with recommendations from the Colorado State Patrol, please read and adhere to the following:I will wear a helmet at all times;I will wear my bib number and display in a clear manner;I will carry ID;I will obey all traffic regulations, signs and lights;I will ride as far to the right side of the road as possible;I will ride single file except to pass when possible
NO Trailers are allowed
NO Trailers or handlebar seats are allowed due to the amount of riders on the country roads that the event uses. This is for your safety, your children's safety and the safety of others. Please keep in mind that this is part of the wine festival and while children may attend, they need to be able to ride on their own.
NO CONFIRMATIONS are sent unless you order packet mailing and the receipt of your packet will be your confirmation. Beginning August 1, you may go to the tour info page at www.tourdevineyards.com to confirm if your registration has been received.
Registration fees are nonrefundable. Packets/t-shirts not picked up will not be mailed after the event.
For complete information on the Tour de Vineyards, please go to www.tourdevineyards.com
The Tour de Vineyards is considered an easier ride with one big hill with the rest of the course being rolling to flat. The ride is similar to events like the Elephant Rock, MS 150, or Copper Triangle-it is not a Napa ride with 20 riders and a van to drive you to winery's and the ride does not stop at each winery as they are busy preparing for that days Colorado Mountain Winefests "Festival in the Park". An aid station is available at Carlson Vineyards (approximately half way through the course) which features famous "Palisade Peaches" from Talbott Farms. Its a great way to get some exercise before wine tasting at the Festival in the Park.Start & Finish at Peach Bowl Park (take exit 42 off I-70 and go south less than a mile to 5th and Elberta). The ride begins between the hours of 7-8 am (start at your leisure during this time frame but before 8 am to avoid winefest traffic later in the morning). FREE SHOWERS WILL BE AVAILABLE at the pool in the park (you bring towels, soap, etc). The Festival in the Park (@ Riverbend Park) is only 5 blocks (less than 1 mile) from the start/finish and shuttle buses will be also be available from Peach Bowl Park. Tour participants receive a colorful T-shirt, course map/instructions, welcome packet from the Grand Junction Visitors & Convention Bureau, and a refreshing post-ride pasta salad brunch, all for only $43. Please note: you need to provide your own bike/helmet.To receive a ticket to the acclaimed wine tasting event, the Colorado Mountain Winefest "Festival in the Park", please go to www.coloradowinefest.com. You must purchase a ticket for entrance to this great event. Your TOUR entry fee DOES NOT include entry into the festival.