Join bicyclists of all skill levels on Saturday, August 5th, as they take on the 5th annual Pedal & Whine Bike Tour sponsored by the Cascades Cycling Club of Jackson, Michigan. The tour will begin at Sandhill Crane Vineyards, 4724 Walz Road, Jackson, Michigan 49201. The club encourages new riders and families to join the bike tour fun by offering a shorter 8 mile long family loop, along with longer loops of 16, 36 and 65 miles for more experienced riders. All loops begin and end with a visit to Sandhill Crane Vineyards. Lunch will be served by the Vineyards and will be available to all who pre-register by July 30th.. All riders are supported by roving “SAG” vehicles to aid and assist riders. The routes wind their way on scenic, well-marked country roads through Jackson County including the Waterloo Recreational Area. All the routes are flat to gently rolling with light traffic.
Detailed maps will be provided to all riders, who will also enjoy nutritious snacks at our rest stops. As an added bonus, pre-registered riders will be entered into a drawing for prizes awarded on the day of the tour.
Cascades Cycling Club is excited to present a bike tour that showcases south central Michigan’s rural roads, summer scenery, its wine country and a delicious gourmet lunch prepared by Sandhill Crane Vineyards Café.
Our event is co-sponsored with Experience Jackson. http://www.experiencejackson.com/
For lodging in the Jackson area: http://www.experiencejackson.com/places-to-stay/
Event details and schedule
The tour will begin at Sandhill Crane Vineyards, 4724 Walz Road, Jackson, Michigan 49201 with registration from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Parking will be available at East Jackson Elementary School just south of the Vineyards at 4340 Walz Road. A delicious lunch is provided for all pre-registrants (registration by 7/30) by Sandhill Crane Vineyards between 11 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Lunch for non-riders will also be available for purchase during the pre-registration period. Riders will have the option of purchasing wine at the Vineyards. The Vineyards will be offering a special wine tasting package for this event of 5 tastes for $3 beginning at 10 a.m.
Coffee and light snacks will be provided at the Vineyards at the start of tour. The tour also provides a rest stop with cold drinks and energy snacks at the midway point for all 36 and 65 mile route riders.
Detailed maps will be provided to all riders. As an added bonus, pre-registered riders will be entered into a drawing for prizes awarded on the day of the tour. All routes will be open ata 8 a.m. with SAG support provided until 3:30 p.m.
The Cascades Cycling club donates $1 per rider to the League of Michigan Bicyclists.
Helmets are required for all participants.
Cascades Cycling Club