April 25th, 2015
Lake Miola, Paola, KS

 Registration is closed for this event
Bikes. Wine. Food. Music. The area’s first bicycle wine tour.

Welcome to the third annual Tour de Vino. Enjoy the acclaimed wineries of the Somerset Wine Trail by bike, each bringing a signature style to their hand-produced, artisan wines from grape varieties specially selected for each vineyard and for our region. And best of all, all proceeds will once again benefit Paola Pathways.

Location

This year we are moving the start/finish and event headquarters to Lake Miola. Approximately 4 miles west of Somerset Vineyard and Winery, this location allows us to accommodate more participants with better parking and facilities, allowing all of the wineries on the tour to come to you after the ride. If you missed one of them by bike, forgot to buy a particular variety or just want to purchase more wine – all the wineries will be selling at the event.

See below for a map of the location at Lake Miola in Paola, KS.

This page contains quite a bit of information. However, there are still details that will be released as we get closer to the 25th. Please visit our Facebook page for the latest info and maps at 

Routes

Yet another change in this year’s event! Are you more of a wine person and cycling is more of a hobby? Perfect, instead of leading several rides to different wineries, we’re going to allow you to go where you want and when. We’ve created a well-marked scenic route , opening at 10 am, that will take you to each winery. Then, you are free to travel to the wineries at your own pace, and ride as far or as little as you like. If you ride to all the wineries, you will pedal about 30 miles. Everyone gets a map at check in, and the map will also be posted on our Facebook page.

Check-in for this route starts at 8:30 am and closes at 10:30 am.

So, are you more of a hard core cyclist? Maybe you love putting the miles in on the gravel or are training for one of this season’s gravel grinders – DK200 anyone? If that’s the case, this event is also for you! We will create a much more strenuous and longer route which will depart at 7:30 am. Ride at your own pace, and get up to 50 miles in before ever visiting a winery. Then, if you feel you need more miles, ride the course with everyone else and get an additional 30 – with wine breaks to boot! Route will be posted on our Facebook page.

Check-in for this route starts at 6:30 am.

The Wineries

Nighthawk Vineyard & Winery – 16381 West 343rd St., Paola, KS.
Somerset Ridge Vineyard & Winery - 29725 Somerset Road, Paola, KS
New Lancaster General Store & Winery – 36688 New Lancaster Rd, Paola, Kansas

After the Ride

After riding to the wineries, pedal back to Lake Miola and enjoy free food and live music. All wine purchased at the wineries will be delivered back to Lake Miola. PLUS, all the wineries will be represented there for you to purchase and try more wine while you eat and enjoy the tunes. Know someone that would like to join you after the ride? No problem, non-riders can enter the event for a minimal charge. Check our Facebook page for updates on times at  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Miami-County-Cycling-Club-MICO-VELO/100174310039743

Paola Pathways

Paola Pathways is a trail system being developed by a diverse community taskforce and approved by the Paola City Council.  The system links key locations throughout the city - especially schools, parks, and recreational facilities. The family-friendly, non-motorized, multi-use trails consist of a variety of surfaces and distances designed for walkers, runners, and bicyclists. All of this is being created with private funds, grants and the manpower of the city of Paola. The newest trails are located at Lake Miola.

Registration Info

$45 for all entrants  - which includes:

  • Wine Glass
  • Ride Shirt – Your own Tour de Vino shirt! Must be registered by April 13th.
  • Free Live Music – after the ride at Lake Miola
  • Free meal – new this year - following ride at Lake Miola
  • Wine – All wineries will provide free tastings for participants and will have wines in stock for purchase. We encourage you to support these local wineries. Plus, you’ll need something to sip while listening to the music afterwards. All purchased wine at the wineries will be delivered to the lake for you. Plus, all the wineries will be selling wine – in bottles – at the lake.
  • Ride Support – Self serve water and snacks at each winery, plus additional live music. Also look for some fun – to be announced - along the route! We will provide a phone number to call in cases you can’t continue we will come and get you. 

21 yrs and older only – families are welcome to join you after the ride. Please NO outside alcohol permitted by law. All Somerset Trail Wineries’ wine will be sold after ride.

Miami County Trolley

Bikes not your thing?

If you have family members or friends not wanting to bike, they can reserve a seat on one of the Miami County Trolleys and tour the wineries. Then, meet back at the Lake for the food, music and more wine. Visit http://www.miamicountytrolley.com/ for more info and reservations. Space is very limited, so hurry and reserve a spot!

What to bring

  • Helmets required
  • Lawn chairs
  • Water bottle(s)
  • Credit Card or cash – to purchase wine at the wineries.
  • Typical bike repair things - tubes, patch kits, tire irons, pump, etc. Roads are primarily gravel and can be a little rough at times.
  • Rain jacket and layers, it is April in Kansas.
  • Suggested bikes – Mountain, Cyclocross, Hybrid with tires at least 25 mm wide. Small knobs or cyclo cross tires are encouraged for gravel. Please make sure bike (and rider) is well-tuned and in top shape. Rider assistance will be limited due to rural nature and large course.
  • Cell phone – we will provide an emergency phone number with your rider packet. If something happens, please call and we will come find you.
  • We recommend that you get out and ride some Kansas gravel if you have not. We can not flatten the hills or tame the wind, but we also don’t require you to go faster than you want.

What NOT TO bring

No outside alcohol permitted by law – the wineries could lose license if caught

Weather Statement

Kansas weather can be unpredictable. Ride will be canceled if raining or high chance of storms?  Rainout date is the next day, Sunday, April 27th.

April 25th, 2015 7:30 AM   through   7:00 PM
22470 W. 299th St.
Lake Miola
Paola, KS 66071
United States

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All Riders $ 45.00
Planned Ride Route
Short Course
Long Course

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