NEW for 2021! Our newest event combines two of our favorite activities: cycling and eating. After a leisurely rolling start at Stoney Brook Vineyards in Troutville, you'll follow a gorgeous 50ish mile loop through scenic Botetourt County, stopping at 4-6 farms along the way.
At each farm stop, you'll be able to take a short tour before you head out to the next location. Products from each farm will be available for purchase. Your purchases will be delivered to the start/finish at Stoney Brook Vineyards.
We hope you'll have worked up an appetite by the finish, because the ride concludes with a farm-to-table meal, featuring local and regional products. It's a great way to connect with other great folks who share your passion for good riding and great food!
The registration fee is $125 per rider and includes a well-marked route, two fully stocked aid stations, a branded mason jar mug, one glass of wine, and a farm-to-table meal catered by Pomegranate. This event will be capped at 100 riders and we expect to fill up, so register soon!
The Harvest Tour begins with an optional tour of Stoney Brook Vineyard. You may choose an 8:30am, 9:00am, or 9:30am vineyard tour, then start cycling the route. If you choose not to participate in the
vineyard tour, you may start cycling from the vineyard anytime between 8am and 10am.
More route details (including a route map) are coming soon, but you can expect about 50 miles of rolling Botetourt County roads with 4-6 farm stops along the way. There's no such thing as a flat road in Botetourt, so expect some hills!
At each farm stop, you'll visit with the farmers and get a glimpse of their operations. You will also be able to make purchases at some of the farms. Any items you purchase will be delivered to the finish at Stoney Brook Vineyards. More details to come.
While the route is completely on paved roads, you should expect a few short gravel drives. Bring cleat covers or pack a pair of alternate shoes for the farm stops. Two of the farm stops will feature two aid stations with snacks and water.
The farm-to-table meal will be catered by the Pomegranate restaurant. Dinner will be available between 3pm and 5pm, so plan your start accordingly, with some extra time to hang around the vineyard.