Posted By Roll Massif on 03/01/2019 in Bikes & Cycling
Roll Massif Tour de Vineyards

Roll Massif Tour de Vineyards

Palisade, CO 81526
Palisade, CO 81526, USA

Start Time
7:00 AM
End Time
5:00 PM
Start Date
09/20/2019
End Date
09/21/2019

RIDE COLORADO’S WINE COUNTRY

Do you like riding bikes and then drinking wine with friends? Then you will love Tour de Vineyards.

Celebrate the fall with a scenic tour of Colorado’s Wine Country on September 21st.  Choose between a leisurely 23-mile route that follows the Wine and Fruit Byway and the more challenging 58-mile route that adds on a loop up and over the Reeder Mesa Climb with a timed segment to challenge your legs and lungs.

Both routes showcase the splendor of the Grand Valley and the beauty of the Western Slope. Chock-full of wineries, vineyards, orchards and mesas, our 26th annual sportive has a little something for everyone. After a good ride, enjoy a hearty meal right at the finish line in downtown Palisade and then head over to the Colorado Mountain Winefest (you will need a seperate ticket), held just a few blocks away at Riverbend Park.


POST-RIDE BRUNCH AND EXPO

Stick around after your ride for the post ride celebration, complete with an expo, lunch, live entertainment. Check out the latest cycling gear, accessories and nutrition products. You’ll find great bargains on apparel, equipment and more. Inform your friends and family that the expo is also open during the ride itself, so while you are on the course, they can enjoy the exhibits.

Brunch is provided to all participants. Your wristband will act as your meal voucher.

Tickets to the brunch will also be available for friends and family.  You may purchase them at the event or when you register online.

BECOME AN EXHIBITOR

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DETAILS & PRICING

 

INCLUDED WITH YOUR REGISTRATION

In addition to a great experience cycling through Colorado’s wine country, each participant will receive:

  • Rider Credentials (bike tag, wristband and bib number)
  • 2019 Commemorative T-Shirt
  • TdV Wine Glass Charm
  • Route Map & Itinerary
  • Morning Coffee at the Start
  • Post-Ride Brunch
  • Neutral Support on the Route
  • Locally Sourced Refreshments at Aid Stations
  • Raffle Ticket for Prize Drawings


COLORADO MOUNTAIN WINEFEST

All participants, 21 and over, may also purchase a ticket to the Colorado Mountain Winefest presented by Alpine Bank when registering for Tour de Vineyards. You’ll be prompted for this purchase during the registration process until the festival sells out. Tickets to the Winefest are an additional $50 for their tasting pass and $25 for a non-drinkers pass.  If you do purchase when registering for TdV, your ticket(s) to the winefest will be included in your rider packet.

RIDE AS A VIP

ENHANCE YOUR RIDE WITH A VIP REGISTRATION

If registering for the VIP Experience, cyclists will receive all of the aforementioned items in addition to the following:

TdV Custom Jersey
Commemorative Items 
VIP Party on Friday 9/20 complete with music, temptation stations, Vineyard tours and a private packet pick-up. 


2019 PRICING

REGISTRATION REMINDERS

All ages are welcome on the 23-mile course but riders under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

If riding by tandem, each rider must register separately.

Burleys and tag-a-longs are welcome on the 23-mile course but will not be permitted on the 58-mile course due to the nature of the terrain.

All riders will receive a bib number, bike tag, and wristband. You must wear your wristband at all times. Your wristband will give you access to the course and aid stations as well as act as your ticket for the brunch and prize drawings at the post-ride party.

DEADLINE TO REGISTER ONLINE:

Registration will close on September 15 at 12 midnight. for the regular tour, if we don’t sell out.  Register early! 

RIDE-WEEKEND REGISTRATION

  • Friday, September 20, 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. @ Red Fox Cellars
  • Saturday, September 21, 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. in Downtown Palisade

Individual Fee – $70

Price Increases:
March 26 – $80
June 18 – $90
September 20 & 21 – $100

Packets will ONLY be available on Friday 9/20 @ Red Fox Cellars or the morning of the ride in Downtown Palisade, CO

VIP Experience – $175

All packets will ONLY be available at the VIP Party on Friday 9/20 

REGISTRATION CHANGES

Deadline for any changes to your registration is August 24.   Example of changes include meal tickets, jersey size, etc. It’s important we have all the current information in order to best serve you!  Please check your confirmation email for details.

REFUNDS

In true cycling tradition, the Tour de Vineyards will take place regardless of weather; therefore refunds will not be provided.

WEEKEND SCHEDULE

 

Friday, September 20

  • Packet Pick-Up
    • 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. @ Red Fox Cellars
  • VIP Party
    • 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. location TBD (must have registered and paid for the VIP Experience)

 

Saturday, September 21

  • Pre-Ride Activities; 6:00 – 8:00 a.m. @ Downtown Palisade (3rd & Main Street)
    • Onsite Registration & Day of Packet Pick-Up
    • Coffee & Breakfast Vendors
    • Bike Technicians
    • Hydration Station
    • Music & Announcements
  • Wheels Down; 7:00 – 8:00 a.m.
    • (All Routes) This is a rolling start and all riders must leave by 8am!
  • Post-Ride Brunch; 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. @ Downtown Palisade
    • Live Entertainment & Music
    • Exhibitor Festival
    • Massages (at additional cost)
    • Merchandise
    • Prize Drawings
    • Changing Rooms and Showers at Peach Bowl Park until 3:00 p.m. (must bring own towel and toiletries)
  • Colorado Mountain Winefest presented by Alpine Bank – 10:30 a.m to 5:00 p.m
    • Free Shuttles to Winefest
      • Winefest shuttles inside the town of Palisade are free to the public and run approximately every 20 – 30 minutes.  The closest drop-off/pick-up location to the start/finish of Tour de Vineyards is on Kluge Ave. between W 3rd St. and W 4th St.

        Click Here for the Winefest Shuttle Map

23-MILE ROUTE

START TIME

Please plan to start your ride between 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m. 

AID STATION & SUPPORT

Aid Station = Carlson Vineyards / 9.6 Miles

Fresh fruit, water, energy drinks and other snacks will be available at the aid station in addition to portalets and a bike mechanic.

Sag wagons will rove the course with additional water and supplies, while providing roadside assistance to those experiencing mechanical problems or those who become too fatigued to finish. Please be prepared however to handle your own flats and minor repairs.  Road Marshals, Colorado State Patrol and Rapid Response will be on hand to help make your ride safe and enjoyable.


58-MILE ROUTE

 

START TIME

Please plan to start your ride between 7:00 a.m. and 7:30 a.m.  All participants must be on the route no later than 8:00 a.m. but an early start is highly encouraged for the longer course.

AID STATIONS & SUPPORT

Aid Station 1 = Carlson Vineyards / 9.6 Miles

Aid Station 2 = Lazy S Arrow Motel / 21 Miles

Aid Station 3 = Lazy S Arrow Motel / 41 Miles

Fresh fruit, water, energy drinks and other snacks will be available at the aid station in addition to portalets and a bike mechanic.

Sag wagons will rove the course with additional water and supplies, while providing roadside assistance to those experiencing mechanical problems or those who become too fatigued to finish. Please be prepared however to handle your own flats and minor repairs.  Road Marshals, Colorado State Patrol and Rapid Response will be on hand to help make your ride safe and enjoyable.

Please use caution throughout the course, paying particular attention when traveling the bicycle trails, U.S. 50, descending Reeder Mesa and crossing a number of cattle guards


DIRECTIONS & PARKING 

PARKING DIRECTIONS ARE APPLICABLE ONCE IN PALISADE


General Parking

From I-70; Exit 44 / east side of town:

  • South on N. River Rd.
  • West on E. 2nd St.
  • North on Bower Ave.
  • West on E. 1st St.
  • South on Kluge Ave.
  • East into Parking Lot 

From I-70; Exit 42:

  • South on Elberta Ave.
  • East on W. 1st. St. 
  • South on Kluge Ave.
  • East into Parking Lot

From west side of town / Grand Junction:

  • East on HWY 6
  • North on Elberta Ave.
  • East on W. 1st St.
  • South on Kluge Ave.
  • East into Parking Lot

Overflow Parking
(Option 1 – Peach Bowl Park & Palisade Pool)

From General Parking Lot

  • South on Kluge Ave.
  • West on W. 3rd St.
  • Cont. W on W 4th St.
  • West on W. 5th St.

Direct from I-70; Exit 42 (Recommended if arriving late)

  • South on Elberta Ave to W. 5th St.

Tour de Vineyards is not responsible for any theft or property damage at these locations.

Overflow Parking

(Option 2 – Palisade High School)

Direct from I-70; Exit 42 (Recommended if arriving late)

  • South on Elberta Ave to HWY 6
  • West on HWY 6 to the High School on the right.

TRAVEL & LODGING 

Life Tastes Good Here all Year Long!

Picture a sun-splashed valley surrounded by some of the best recreational opportunities in Colorado, like fishing, hiking, biking, golfing or skiing, depending on what time of year you visit. That’s Palisade for you. You can sample some of Palisade’s estate bottled and small batch wine that have left sommeliers on both coasts smacking their lips appreciatively. You can also get to know the local creative community; including oil, pastel and watercolor artists, sculptors, and glass and clay artists or visit music festivals, farmers markets and more. Start planning your trip today! 

The Grand Valley is easily accessible by land or air:

From the Denver Metro / Front Range area allow yourself four hours for a scenic drive west along I-70.

If traveling by air, consider a direct flight or hopper to Grand Junction Regional Airport. Learn more.

The Colorado Mountain Winefest presented by Alpine Bank, along with the Tour de Vineyards, are the largest events in the Grand Valley. Please contact properties directly and book your accommodations early!

 

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