THE WINE RIDE
SEPTEMBER 16, 2023
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 17th. Choose between a leisurely 23-mile route along the Palisade Fruit & Wine Byway or the more challenging 58-mile course that adds on a loop up and over the Reeder Mesa.
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 27th 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 separate ticket), held just a few blocks away at Riverbend Park.
THE WINE RIDE
The ride is a great way to kickoff the weekend in the Grand Valley before taking in all the Colorado Mountain Winefest has to offer. By participating in Tour de Vineyards you’ll also be supporting the Town of Palisade, Colorado Association for Viticulture & Enology (CAVE) and a handful of local nonprofit groups and organizations. See you on September 17th!
Enhance your Tour de Vineyards’ experience at our annual VIP Party. Enjoy the company of wine aficionados and your cycling friends, while taking in stunning views of the Grand Mesa and Bookcliffs.
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.. Start planning your trip today!
Choose between a leisurely 23-mile route that follows the Palisade Fruit & Wine Byway or the more challenging 58-mile route that adds on a loop up and over the Reeder Mesa. A great way to see Colorado’s wine country!
Stick around after your ride for the post-ride celebration, complete with an expo, brunch, and 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.
Tour de Vineyards began back in 1994 in conjunction with the Colorado Mountain Winefest with the goal of creating a rider experience unlike any other in our state. Today, Tour de Vineyards offers recreational and competitive cyclists alike the opportunity to cycle by beautiful and lush vineyards, enjoy foods and beverages authentic to the region, all while being treated to some of Colorado’s finest western slope hospitality.
ENHANCE YOUR RIDE
Most Outside Event cycling experiences are conducted on open roads with vehicular traffic present. The roads have both marked and unmarked hazards. Please be careful and remember that you are only as safe as you ride. Learn more.