Outside Events Cycling Series proudly presents The Wine Ride, the 27th Tour de Vineyards that provides a 23-mile leisurely course and a 58-mile challenging course to enjoy a scenic tour of Colorado’s Wine Country. Picked as one of our best road cycling events in Colorado, the two ride options showcase the beautiful scenery of Grand Valley and Western Slope, including multiple vineyards, orchards, and wineries. There are SAG wagons along the way and aid stations that will provide port-a-lets, a bike mechanic, food and beverage like energy drinks, water, fresh fruit, and other snack options from various vendors. The 23-Mile Route starts between 7:00 and 8:00 am. It is a relatively flat course with one aid station at 9.6 miles. The 58-Mile route starts at 7:00 am with the same leisurely ride as the 23-Mile route but adds a climb with Reeder Mesa Road. It has three aid stations along the way. There are warning to use caution when traveling trails, US 50, and the descent of Reeder Mesa Road crosses multiple cattle guards.
When cyclists register, they receive their dedicated rider credentials, bike tag and bib number, route map and itinerary, 2022 Commemorative T-shirt, Wine Glass Charm with Tour de Vineyards logo, and a raffle ticket for prize drawings in the post-ride celebration. Registration also includes morning coffee at the start of the race and post-ride brunch. A VIP Registration option adds a Tour de Vineyards Custom Jersey, a commemorative gift, and an invite for the VIP Reception scheduled for the day before the ride, Sept 16, 2022.
There are events in the area on the same weekend that require separate tickets, like Colorado Mountain Winefest, hosted within walking distance at Riverbend Park. There are multiple wineries in the area; several are close to the finish line. See Veraison Vineyards and Winery, De Beque Canyon, and Grande River Vineyards. See a long list of hotels, bread & breakfasts, and campgrounds on Tour de Vineyard’s dedicated travel and lodging page.
Outside Events is becoming a premier producer of cycling and gravel events, including Tour of the Moon, Copper Triangle, Tour de Vineyards, Wild Horse Gravel, and Sunrise to Sunset.