Wheels and Wine
7 am start Sat, Aug 15 - Sun, Aug 16, 2015
Venue: Ride Noho, Inc.
54 Middle Street, Florence, MA 01062Contact:
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If you love cycling, wine, food and New England, this is the trip for you! Open to A, B and C level cyclists (see 'ride descriptions' below), this fun event offers something for everyone. We'll meet at 7 am for a hearty breakfast at the famous Sylvester's Restaurant, located in what was the home of Sylvester Graham, remembered mainly for the cracker that bears his name. Following breakfast you will embark upon a guided bicycling adventure of your choice: A, B or C level ride through scenic western Massachusetts. If schedules allow and they aren't busy at the vineyard, one or two of the vintners may join us on the rides. After the ride and a refreshing shower, the Ride Noho vans will transport the group to Black Birch Vineyard, home to hand-pressed signature wines. This small family owned winery sits on a sun-drenched hillside in the heart of the Pioneer Valley. It is here that the group will enjoy lunch and sample wines made from grapes grown at their own vineyard as well as the UMass vineyard in Belchertown, MA and from Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. Mix it up with the Black Birch Vintners who will be delighted to give you a tour of their winery and answer your questions. When it's time to depart, it's back into the Ride Noho vans for the quick ride back to the vibrant city of Northampton where you can enjoy one of the great restaurants in town.