Register for the Pedal and Whine Bike Tour Today

Register for the Pedal and Whine Bike Tour Today
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PEDAL & WHINE BIKE TOUR

PEDAL & WHINE BIKE TOUR

Cascades Cycling Club is proud to present a bicycle tour that showcases south-central Michigan’s rural roads, summer scenery, its wine country, and delicious, locally sourced food.

Join us for this very popular, fully supported ride that has grown significantly in each of its first seven years. Enjoy bicycling along the scenic, lightly traveled roads of eastern Jackson County and the Waterloo Recreation area. With routes of 11, 16, 29, 31, 53 and 68 miles, cyclists can choose to ride as much or as little as they like. New routes this year will also give riders the option of including sections of the Mike Levine Lakeland trail in their route. All routes are fully supported by roving “SAG” vehicles and “SAG” bicyclists so participants can ride worry-free.

To ensure everyone’s safety, we are limiting this event to 250 riders this year, and will implement Michigan Department of Health and Human Services safety guidelines for COVID 19 which are in place at the time of the event.

PARKING & CHECK IN: CHECK-IN BEGINS AT 7:30 a.m.

Parking for this ride will be 1/4 mile south of Sandhill Crane Vineyards at the East Jackson Elementary School, 4340 Walz Rd. Please park at the school and ride your bike to Sandhill Crane Vineyards for check-in and a light breakfast of coffee, fruit and bagels before beginning your ride.

THE RIDE:

All routes begin and end at Sandhill Crane Vineyards. Each rider will receive a detailed route map, and all routes will be clearly marked on the pavement..

LUNCH:

Lunch, prepared by the expert staff at the vineyard's cafe, will be served between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. and is included for all pre-registered riders. Lunch is also available for purchase for non-riders. Vegetarian and gluten free options will be available to pre-registered riders.

WINE & BEER:

Wine tasting will be available from Sandhill Crane Vineyards at reduced price beginning at 10:00 a.m. A special craft beer brewed by the vineyard will also be available for purchase.

SAFETY:

Helmets are required for the rider’s safety. COVID 19 SAFETY: In addition to encouraging all riders to get vaccinated prior to this ride, we will comply with the requirements of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services for gatherings of this type. Check the Cascades Cycling Club group Facebook page this summer for updates on how these requirements will affect the Pedal & Whine Bike Tour..

BICYCLING ADVOCACY:

The Cascades Cycling Club is a member organization of the League of Michigan Bicyclists (LMB) and donates $1 per rider to the LMB for this tour.

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