A unique two-day luxury cycling and culinary experience in Niagara wine country.
Join us August 17 & 18, 2018 for the inaugural Ride the Vine weekend.
“As a Niagara resident I am thrilled to be a part of the Ride the Vine event as it showcases some of the greatest benefits of living in this region. After many years of traveling, training and competing in some amazing places around the world, I am confident in saying that the cycling, fine wine and food offered in Niagara is second to none. I look forward to sharing in this unique experience with everyone “– Kyle Jones, Team Canada Olympian, Triathlon
Friday, August 17
Meet at Stratus Vineyards to roll out for a casual ride through the vines. Ride will be led by Cristan or Paul and will end in time for guests to freshen up before the reception and dinner.
Join us for the Ride the Vine official welcome reception at Stratus Vineyards. Meet new friends, swirl and sip delicious regional wine and indulge in a few tasty bites!
Exclusive Dinner at Stratus Vineyards, benefitting Second Harvest. Enjoy a 4-course experience with Chef Stephen Treadwell, of Treadwell Cuisine in Niagara-on-the-Lake, and enjoy perfectly paired wines with each course, featuring James Treadwell, Master Sommelier.
Saturday, August 18
Breakfast begins for riders and guests at The Market @ The Village (across from Stratus Vineyards). Come early and indulge in a healthy breakfast by Staff Meal Niagara as well as enjoy hot espresso and tea.
8:30am & 9:00am
Long Ride (100km) cyclists roll out & Fitness Ride (50km) cyclists roll out.
Cyclists will travel from Niagara-on-the-Lake, through St. Catherines, Jordan, and up onto the Beamsville Bench.
Ride the Vine is a no drop ride, meaning no one will ever have to ride alone. If something happens, our support vehicles will be available to help you get back up and running quickly. If necessary, the support vehicles will be available to give you a lift to the finish line. On the day of the ride we’ll break into at least two groups for the 100km Loop.
The first will find a comfortable average pace for the group between 25-28km/h on the flats. The second group will find a an average between 27-33km/h on the flats. All riders should be comfortable riding in a group and understand that the ride is unsanctioned. Meaning roads won’t be closed, no one is required to purchase insurance, and everyone rides at their own risk.
Riders will stop at at 3 – 4 gourmet food and wine locations along the way to refuel! (More details to come!)
Yoga among the vines and walkabout begins!
About Organisers Cristan & Paul
About a year after getting married, we moved from Toronto to San Francisco. It was a big change, and brought with it many new adventures. After getting Cristan a bike, one of our favourite activities quickly became cycling together.
Now back in Toronto, we’re excited to host this event as an homage to our time riding in the Napa Valley.
Ride the Vine has been inspired by our time riding the Silverado Trail, and spending afternoons swirling wine.
We can’t wait to see you all in Niagara as we celebrate fine wine, food and cycling back at home. Please reach out to us with any questions you may have at Cristan@ridethevine.ca.